David Lewis has been following the dharma path for 48 years and has a degree in comparative religious studies.  He started out in the Shambhala tradition and has been practicing insight meditation since moving to San Francisco over 30 years ago.  He is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Advanced Practitioners Program.  In addition to Insight Upper Market, he shares the dharma at Mission Dharma and the Gay Buddhist Fellowship and also leads a weekly drop in sitting group for seniors.  

John L. Martin, Guiding Teacher

Guiding Teacher

John Martin teaches Vipassana (Insight) and Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation retreats.

Gretchen began practicing Transcendental Meditation in 1972.

"Wisdom is knowing I am nothing.  Love is knowing I am everything. And, between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Mahraj