Martine Batchelor lived in Korea as a Zen nun under the guidance of Master Kusan for ten years. She is the author of 'Meditation for Life', 'The Path of Compassion', 'Women in Korean Zen' and 'Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits'. She is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council. She teaches meditation retreats worldwide and lives in France. Her latest work is the forthcoming 'The Spirit of the Buddha'.