Martina and the Monk

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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:






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  1. I watched a TG4 programme on Martina Anderson a few months ago and have a lot of respect for her since, a very nice person. Enjoyed this interview with her and look forward to more of yours.