Martine Batchelor

Martine Batchelor is a former nun who studied in the Korean Zen tradition of Master Kusan for ten years. She is the translator of Kusan Sunim's The Way of Korean Zen (Weatherhill) and author of The Spirit of the Buddha (Yale University Press). She teaches several online courses with Tricycle, including: Knowing How It Feels: Creatively Engaging with Habits and Reimagining the Eightfold Path.
Laura Bridgman and Martine Batchelor

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The Dharma of Relationships: The Paramis in Action

It's in our relationships that we see the progress we are making on the Buddhist path. They often show us where we are stuck and provide great opportunities for practice. In this online course, we will spend time with each of the paramis—or "perfections"—and find creative ways of combining them to bring joy and wisdom into our relationships.

with Martine Batchelor and Laura Bridgman

Teachers Stephen Batchelor, Jake Dartington, Martine Batchelor and Christoph Köck

Online Course

Reimagining the Eightfold Path

The eightfold path is the Buddha's prescription for ending suffering. It outlines eight aspects of a contemplative life. Each aspect reinforces the others, creating a compound effect that elevates our meditation, ethical behavior and wise understanding of life. Join Bodhi College faculty in this six-week course exploring the Buddha’s path to freedom beginning November 14, 2022.

with Stephen Batchelor, Martine Batchelor, Jake Dartington, and Christoph Köck

Teachers Gavin Milne, Martine Batchelor, and Laura Bridgman

Online Course

Embracing Impermanence and Imperfection

Everything changes. Nothing is perfect. Yet when we turn toward life just as it is, wisdom and compassion arise. This profound online course explores impermanence, imperfection, and conditionality as doorways to an awakened heart.

with Martine Batchelor, Laura Bridgman, and Gavin Milne

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Online Course

Knowing How It Feels: Creatively Engaging with Habits

What's the secret to changing our habits for the better? The Buddha taught meditators to be mindful of "feeling tones." Now, the latest neuroscience is discovering that these sensations of pleasantness, unpleasantness, and neutrality play a pivotal role in conditioning our habitual reactions. Join Martine Batchelor in a new course exploring mindfulness of feeling tones and finding the freedom to creatively engage with our lives.

with Martine Batchelor

Stephen and Martine Batchelor

Online Course

Secular Dharma

The Buddha's teachings—the dharma—arose in a very different world from the one we live in today. This pragmatic online course sets out an encompassing vision for understanding and practicing dharma in the contemporary world. At its heart is an easy acronym we can all learn to apply, ELSA: Embrace, Let go, See, and Act. Join Stephen and Martine Batchelor as they clarify the core elements of Buddhist thought and meditation practice for the way we live today.

with Stephen and Martine Batchelor

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