Laura Jomon Martin

Laura Jomon Martin has been practicing Zen since 2004 and in 2016 was made a Dharma Holder. Her career has been in social work since 1993, primarily in community mental health, and she is currently an LCSW in private practice, and a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, certified through University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Events with Laura Jomon Martin

Becoming Unstuck: A Creative Process and Koan Retreat
February 2, 2023

Do you ever feel stuck? Maybe it’s a creative project, a relationship, a job, your spiritual life, your meditation practice, or a certain thought-pattern or belief? As human beings, we tend to tie ourselves up in knots, thinking things should be otherwise, different, somehow better. This thinking can leave us feeling stuck– dry, arid, without options, lacking creativity and perspective. The dharma teachings remind us that we are process. That all is flowing, changing, regenerating. And yet, we still get stuck– we make conclusions, we grasp and try to hold onto this changing world. We build empires around our knowing,…

June Sesshin - Loving Kindness
June 5, 2023

Our Original Heart is always open. Loving Kindness practice can help dispel fear and anxiety, that prevents us from experiencing the ease and joy of the present moment. This is not a complacent practice but a call to honest intimacy with ourselves and the world in which we live. Join us for this meditation retreat where we immerse ourselves in the teachings and practices of Loving Kindness. This Sesshin will take place both in-person at Great Vow Zen Monastery and Online. Sesshin is a rigorous and, at times, challenging silent meditation retreat that is not recommended for beginners. In order…