“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


The Pure Love of Metta – John Martin

Jun 16, 2024

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How can we cultivate an undefended heart that is open and caring?

John Martin shares that the true nature of our heart is inherently pure and loving. However, we need to practice to cultivate this purity.

Some of the practices he shares include:

  1. Being aware of our intentions.
  2. Using metta phrases.
  3. Radiating metta.


John Martin teaches Vipassana (Insight), Metta (Loving Kindness) and LGBTQIA+ meditation retreats. He leads an ongoing weekly Monday evening meditation group in San Francisco. He serves as Co-chair of the Guiding Teachers Council for Spirit Rock. 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 project.
Find his upcoming events at: https://calendar.spiritrock.org/event-speaker/john-martin/