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» Books - 'Important Books In My Life - Edition 5' - Martine Batchelor interviewed by Eleonora Gilbert'
Buddhist meditation teacher and author of eight books, Martine's choice of books which have been impactful in her life include: Chinese poetry; the exploration of the relationship between body and mind and the paradox of embodiment. Martine explains the myths and the reality of meditation in the management of chronic pain and her final book choice tells the true story of a schizophrenic man and his harrowing fight to manage this mental illness. Cold Mountain 100 Poems by the T'ang poet Han-shan, translated by Burton Watson Being Bodies edited by Lenore Friedman and Susan Moon Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain by Darlene Cohen The Day the Voices Stopped: a Memoir of Madness and Hope by Ken Steele
» Traditions - Martine Batchelor - 'Clap. Where Did The Sound Go?' - Interview by Renate McNay
Martine is a Buddhist meditation teacher and author of several books including: "Meditation for Life," "Women in Korean Zen," 'Let Go - a Buddhist guide of breaking free of habits.' From a young age she wanted to change the world. Reading the "Dhammapada" was a turning point and instead of trying to change the world she decided to change herself. She went hitchhiking to India to learn meditating and ended up in a Korean buddhist Monastery where she decided to become a nun. She stayed there for 10 years under the guidance of Master Kusan Sumin exploring "hwadus" and meditating.
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