Martina and the Monk



When Stormont Junior Minister and former IRA inmate, Martina Anderson was locked up in Durham jail,  a visit from the Prince of Darkness himself would have been manna from heaven.

Enter two Buddhist monks promoting the teachings of ‘Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Master, and author of ‘The Miracle of Mindfulness’. This book became Miss Anderson’s bible.

A visit to Parliament Buildings by the Zen Master himself, brought the former IRA prisoner face to face years later. Miss Anderson has  been speaking to me about that remarkable journey in her life:







About Eamonn Mallie

I am a regular contributor to discussion programmes on TV and radio both at home and abroad. An experienced political editor and author specialising in Politics, Security and 20th Century Art.