Mindfulness of Feeling Tone

An Evening with Martine Batchelor

March 18, 2016




In this talk Martine will explore mindfulness of the feeling tones, which is the second foundation of the practice of mindfulness. She will  define feeling tones and how to be mindful of them. The Pali term vedana refers to the affective tone of experience. When we come into contact through one of our six senses with the environment, we experience a pleasant, unpleasant or neither pleasant nor unpleasant feeling tone. It is important to see that feeling tones are constructed, they are not a given, they do not reside in the object we come in contact with. It is vital to be aware of feeling tones as they arise extremely fast and have a profound impact on our behavior.

We’re very excited to have Martine visit us. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit with a world-renowned teacher on a rare visit to LA.

Sliding Scale: $20-$55 for the evening plus dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no reg fee. Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Martine Batchelor was born in France and spent ten years in a Korean monastery studying Zen Buddhism. She is now a guiding teacher at Gaia House in England and was a founding teacher of the Sharpham College of Buddhist Studies. With her husband Stephen, she leads meditation retreats worldwide and lives in South West France. Her books include Buddhism and Ecology; Walking on Lotus Flowers; Women in Korean Zen, Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits, and The Spirit of the Buddha.

Class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90029