Retreat Teaching Schedule:


  • Dedicated Practitioners Program, beginning April, 2022: Find information for this 24 month program on the Spirit Rock website
  • February Monthlong Retreat, 2024 at Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA
  • Metta Retreat, August 18-27 2024, Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA
  • Maranasati (Mindfulness of Death) Retreat, October 28-November 2, 2024 Woodacre, CA
  • Metta & Insight Retreats, July 8-22, 2025, Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA
  • LGBTQI+ Retreat, November, 2025, Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA

"I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't that's where my work lies." Ram Das

John L. Martin, Guiding Teacher

Guiding Teacher

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