Martine & Stephen


Stephen and Martine Batchelor are Buddhist teachers and authors, who live in South West France and conduct meditation retreats and seminars worldwide. They both trained as monastics for ten years in traditional Buddhist centers in Asia, and now present a lay and secular approach to Buddhist practice, largely based on the early teachings of the Buddha as found in the Pali Canon.

This website includes written, audio, photographic and video materials that offer a broad introduction to their work. In addition, it provides their public teaching schedule, which we seek to keep as up-to-date as possible. A contact email address is also supplied, and we welcome enquiries.

While most of the information is in English, a French language section presents a number of transcribed talks, as well as a link to Terre d’Eveil, the Buddhist group in Paris for whom they serve as guiding teachers.


An Online Retreat with Martine

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life

20 April - 14 May, 2016


Each class will include:

  • an explanation and practical instruction of mindfulness
  • a guided meditation
  • an exercise for continuing the practice in daily life.

Each teaching will be followed a few days later by a live video discussion with Martine.

Martine will explore the following themes:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How to meditate
  • Mindfulness and compassion
  • Daily life practice

To register, please visit:


The Bodhi Institute


The Bodhi Institute

We are pleased to let you know that Bodhi Institute, a project Stephen has been developing with Christina Feldman, John Peacock and Akincano Weber over the past couple of years is now up and running. Starting in 2016, the institute will be offering a range of longer and shorter courses focused on the study and practice of Early Buddhism. Stephen and Martine will be primarily involved in teaching a two-year modular programme entitled “Secular Dharma: Theory and Practice.” While operating primarily in Britain, Bodhi Institute will also be offering courses in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. For further information and booking details, go to:

Please share this link with anyone who might be interested.


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