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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.


Stephen’s forthcoming book


stephen batchelor After Buddhism 600x912

A daring and reasoned work of
remarkable scope, vision, scholarship,
and promise.

Jon Kabat-Zinn


Batchelor makes the dharma
come thrillingly alive. A masterful

Mark Epstein, M.D.


Publishing Date:

27 October, 2015 (North America), 15 January, 2016 (UK and Europe).


Copies can be pre-ordered from