Mindfulness Meditation
in Daily Life

Self-Paced Course

Available Now!

Wise Support for Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice

Martine Batchelor, renowned international teacher and popular author of 8 books on meditation practice, presents here a comprehensive course on mindfulness meditation.

There are many courses on mindfulness and meditation practice available now, with teachers ranging in varying degrees of experience.

To have the opportunity to learn from a teacher with as much wisdom, depth, clarity and understanding as Martine is invaluable.

With over 4 decades of teaching experience, including years as a Zen Nun in South Korea, this is truly a unique opportunity to gain wise support in establishing and maintaining your meditation practice.

Mindfulness and Meditation in Daily Life

Mindfulness is being investigated both scientifically and medically and it has shown great benefit to a wide variety of people in different situations, whether it be young people in school, people stressed with work or life situations, or those with various illnesses like depression.

There are different programmes designed to help different conditions. In this course Martine Batchelor would like to make mindfulness and meditation accessible to everyone so that it can benefit anyone whether facing a difficult condition or not.

Martine presents mindfulness and meditation in the simplest and clearest way so that it is easy to understand and to practice at home and in all situations that you may encounter in life.

The aim of the course is for participants to know and understand the essence of mindfulness and meditation, to learn the different ways to practise them and to be able to use this learning in daily life.

The intention is to provide a map and a framework through which one will be able to develop and experience more stability, balance, wisdom and compassion for one’s own benefit and the benefit of others.

Module 1 – What is mindfulness?

In the first module, Martine will explore different aspects of mindfulness:

  • understanding intention
  • being conscious in a focused vs general way
  • developing stable and balanced attention.

She will also explore a specific attribute of mindfulness that works as a bridge to mindfulness off the cushion, that of being caring and careful.

The guided meditation will be a detailed exploration of mindfulness of the breath.

At the end of the module she will give some practical exercises in order to cultivate mindfulness of the breath in daily life.

Martine will also be giving instruction on how mindfulness of the breath can relieve stress at difficult times and help to develop better sleeping patterns.

Module 2 – How to meditate

In the second module Martine will present the process of meditation in depth:

  • How does it work?
  • In what way is it effective?
  • How can it help you?

She will also point out the different ways to meditate and will explain in detail the basis of Buddhist meditation: concentration and inquiry (samatha and vipassana).

She will show the difference between the cultivation of meditation and the effect of meditation.

The guided meditation will be focused on mindfulness of the body using a detailed examination of different sensations in the body. We will look at how sensations are always changing due to different conditions and how they can also change within themselves.

This will help us to meet the ups and downs of daily life in a clear and stable manner.

Martine will provide further exploration of how mindfulness of the body can help us in daily life.

Martine is a wise elder among Dharma teachers. As well as her deep experience and decades of dharma practice, she has a profound love of exploring life. Martine’s courses offer a way to make her curiosity your own as she leads you on a journey of discovery through your own mind and life.

— Martin Aylward

Module 3 – Mindfulness and compassion

The third module will look at the connection between mindfulness and compassion.

First Martine will show that we can cultivate mindfulness and compassion directly or indirectly.

Then she will look in depth at the practice of the Four Beneficial Qualities (brahmaviharas):

  • loving kindness
  • compassion
  • appreciative joy
  • equanimity

She will explore their tremendous depth and how they can become living qualities in our lives.

The guided meditation will be on loving-kindness meditation using certain helpful phrases.

The exercise will involve instruction on how to use this type of meditation to support our relationship to ourselves and others.

Module 4 – Daily life practice

The fourth module will look at the different aspects of how to cultivate mindfulness and meditation in daily life. 

Martine will present how to meditate formally and informally in different conditions and contexts.

This session will consider mindfulness at work and in relationship, and also the importance of meditative listening in our communication.

Meditative listening will be explored at length and will show how our conversations can become creative dialogue and enhance our relationships.

The guided meditation will be on listening mindfully to sounds.

This can be a profound discovery as it is a very spacious and open way to meditate.  It can allow you to develop enhanced receptivity, to have a deeper relationship to the sounds surrounding us, and connect us to the music of life. 

The exercises will be on how to use meditative listening in everyday life, at work and in nature.

Self-Paced Course Details

8 Hours of video teachings

Filmed in high definition with only you in mind, having an intimate and personal feel that will keep you engaged as your body, mind and heart tune in.

Guided Meditations

Martine offers a guided meditation within each module to support your deepening understanding of mindfulness.

Experiential Exercises

Martine offers experiential exercises within each module to take the practice off of the cushion and into your daily life.

Recorded Q&A Sessions

Videos of 4 recorded interactive sessions from a previous live release of the course are included.

About Martine Batchelor

Martine Batchelor was born in France in 1953. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Korea in 1975. She studied Zen Buddhism under the guidance of the late Master Kusan at Songgwang Sa monastery until 1984. Following Master Kusan’s death she returned her nun’s vows and left Korea. She returned to Europe with her husband, Stephen, in 1985. She was a member of the Sharpham North Community in Devon, England for six years. She worked as a lecturer and spiritual counsellor both at Gaia House and elsewhere in Britain. She is the author of Meditation for Life, Let Go, and Women in Korean Zen (2007) and The Spirit of the Buddha (2010). With her husband she co-leads meditation retreats worldwide. They now live in France.