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Meditation for Life (Anglais) Broché – 9 mars 1996

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In Meditation for Life, Martine Batchelor's writing -- through a mix of anecdote, humor, and practical instruction -- brings to bear her considerable experience as a meditation teacher as she explains the techniques of three major Buddhist traditions: Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen, while Stephen Batchelor's full-color photographs invite even the most seasoned practitioner to see with new eyes. This vividly photographed book encourages us to bring creative awareness to every aspect of our lives -- from making conversation to making dinner -- and reveals how every moment can be an opportunity to find joy.

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Martine Batchelor spent ten years in a Korean monastery studying Zen Buddhism. She works as a lecturer and spiritual advisor, and her books include Principles of Zen, Walking on Lotus Flowers, and Buddhism and Ecology. She lives in the South of France.

Stephen Batchelor has studied in Buddhist monasteries in India, Switzerland, and Korea. An accomplished writer and photographer, he has translated, written, and contributed to many books about Buddhism including Buddhism Without Beliefs, Verses from the Center, and The Tibet Guide. He lives in the South of France.

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29 internautes sur 30 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
A wonderfully explorative work. 31 décembre 2001
Par Jason O'Brien - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Meditation for Life offers thoughtful insight into the world of meditation. Although written mainly for beginners, even the most experienced practitioners of meditation will enjoy Martine Batchelor's simple yet powerful words.
Martine goes beyond the simple aspects of normal meditation and teaches us how the same techniques can apply to other parts of our life, such as having a conversation with someone or cooking.
Through-out this beautifully bound book we can appreciate Stephen Batchelor's eye-catching photography, from a simple close-up of tree bark to an intriguing contrasted photograph of a monk crossing a bridge. Stephen's unique brand of photography highlights the overall tone of the book, namely one of enquiry and exploration.
I had the pleasure of meeting both Martine and Stephen Batchelor at a Buddhist conference in New York, and purchased this book hoping that it would emit the same sense of energy and curiousness that they radiated and I was not disappointed.
All in all, a wonderful book with captivating photography. Well worth the purchase.
- A 17-year old spiritual seeker
16 internautes sur 16 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
As a beginner at meditation, I found this book most useful 10 août 2003
Par Alice of Wonderland - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Martine Batchelor can write you into a meditative state. Her prose is as gentle and kind as is her outlook on meditation.She starts with basic meditation and moves into themes. She explains how to bring meditation into your daily life. She takes away the requirements of the activity and explains that one should meditate to meditate. An absolutely quiet place is not essential, a wonderful teacher is not reqired, to be awakened is not a thing to chase after.
"Awakening cannot be reduced to a single experience. It is a process of dissolution, which involves letting go completely of hatred, greed and delusion. You do not awaken to something external, but to your own true nature."
Thank you Ms. Batchelor.
16 internautes sur 18 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Provoking 29 février 2004
Par Swing King - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This book offers invaluable insights on an incredible reach of topics, all with the voice of both lucidity and sharpness. Martine Batchelor focuses on and takes aim at the subject of non-attachment, or non grasping. Her husband, Stephen Batchelor, took all of the photographs in this book. And let me tell you: They are strikingly stunning pictures! Deeply reflective and soothing.
Martine Batchelor says of non attachment, "non-attachment does not mean that you do not care." As one chapter's title "On Grasping" suggests, it simply means that you don't grasp. But we all have a tendency to do that, don't we? That's actually at the root of all our suffering. Not grasping means learning to relax in life, to let go of the object in our hand and let it fly away if it wishes. If it wants to stay, so be it. But it is free to leave at anytime. I can still value this certain object without, while being ready to put it down at any moment. Non grasping is not indifference! It is actually the only way we can develop true love and compassion for one another.
If you don't buy this book, I'm going to come and take you to the bookstore in handcuffs to get it. It's that important and powerful. Wisdom publications has this history of publishing some of the most meaningful books I have ever encountered. These are the best sources for Buddhist texts in the English language. Enjoy!
10 internautes sur 10 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Great resource for beginners 4 juin 2008
Par ''Bob'' D. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I've always been fascinated with meditation and I had wanted to try it for a long time. However, as an atheist, other books on meditation frustrated me with their religions messages. I found no such problem with this book. Martine Batchelor offers an excellent guide to meditation that will lead to self-understanding and peacefulness without all the religious shenanigans.
12 internautes sur 13 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
a wise and clear introduction to meditation 21 février 2005
Par Phil Myers - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I've been meditating in the Vipassana tradition for almost four years, and picked this up after reading the wonderful book "Buddhism Without Beliefs" by Martine's husband Stephen Batchelor. I was not disappointed.

This book is a plain-spoken, humble, wise, good-natured, and non-tendential introduction to a variety of buddhist spiritual outlooks and practices, with particular attention to Vipassana (insight meditation) and Korean Zen methods. I strongly recommend it both to novice meditators and more experienced practitioners. Each will find an ample store of insight, example, and inspiration for continued practice within its pages.

Stephen Batchelor's luminous formalist photography of the everyday nicely complements the unadorned truths of the writing, though the overstylized graphic design undermines the impact of the images.
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