Martine Batchelor on types of meditation

At last night’s One Mindful Breath session, Martine Batchelor spoke to us from her home in France by Zoom on her experience of different types of meditation. We recorded this and you can watch it here.

Martine Batchelor is a secular Buddhist teacher and a writer. She lives in Southwest France with her husband Stephen Batchelor, and she teaches seminars and leads meditation retreats worldwide.

Martine lived in Korea for ten years, where she was a zen nun under the guidance of Kusan Sunim. She is the author of a number of books including Meditation for Life, The Path of Compassion, Women in Korean Zen and Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits. Her latest work is The Spirit of the Buddha.

Martine is interested in meditation in daily life, Buddhism and social action, religion and women’s issues, and Zen and its history, factual and legendary. She has a website at

You can support Martine’s teachings by making a charitable donation for her through Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust to 38-9019-0064622-01. If you also let the ABET Treasurer know you’ve done this by sending an email, you will receive a receipt that will enable you to receive a tax rebate from the IRD (if you are a New Zealand taxpayer).