Martine Batchelor was a Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years. She studied Son Buddhism under the guidance of the late Master Kusan, and after his death she translated his book, The Way of Korean Zen. Following Master Kusan’s death, she returned her nun’s vows and returned to Europe. She is the author of The Path of Compassion, Women in Korean Zen, Let go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits, and her latest, The Spirit of the Buddha. She has been active with the Silver Sante Study, teaching meditation, mindfulness and compassion to seniors in France to see if this could prevent ageing decline. She is on the Teacher Council of Gaia House and the faculty of Bodhi College. She is a teacher who is interested in what works for people and helps them to develop their creative potential for wisdom and compassion for themselves and others. Martine enjoys photography and art and lives in France with her husband, Stephen Batchelor.