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A rare treasure...,
This review is from: Meditation for Life (Paperback)
This is an excellent introductory book for both meditation practice and Buddhism in general. Martine writes in a clear and very personal style, grounding all the Buddhist teachings and meditation instructions in her own personal experiences; recalling both her ten years spent as a Nun in the Korean Zen tradition, and as a layperson practicing in Devon. The main message of this book (which is suggested by the title) is that meditation is a practice open to all, irrespective of creed or life situation. Not only is the book beautiful to read, it is also beautiful to look at. This is thanks to Stephen Batchelor's (Martine's husband) exceptional skills as a photographer. The thoughtful photography helps to add a deeper sense of meaning to Martine's work. The book is a happy marriage of words and image that communicates well both the depth and breadth of the Dharma (Buddhist teachings). I am recommending this book to all my friends, colleagues and students.