John L. Martin, Guiding Teacher

Guiding Teacher

John Martin teaches Vipassana (Insight) and Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation retreats. He leads an on-going weekly Monday evening meditation group in San Francisco,  and an Advanced Practitioners Program group. He serves on the Guiding Teachers Council for Spirit Rock.  John  is  also the co-guiding teacher for the LGBTQueer Sangha at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City.  He has had a dedicated practice while being engaged in the working world and emphasizes practice for daily life. He also completed the SRMC/IMS/IRC 4-year teacher training in 2016.

In his prior work life, John served as Airport Director of SFO for over twenty years. He  had a career committed to public service.

His practice has been supported by twelve years as a hospice volunteer: including five years at Shanti Project during the AIDS crisis, and seven years with the Zen Hospice projects.  He also teaches the practice of Metta for hospice caregivers and volunteers.

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