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

Autumn Ango: An Online Practice Period
October 13, 2020

This Dharma is abundantly present in each human being, but if we do not practice it, it does not manifest itself, and if we do not experience it, it cannot be realized. – Dogen Zenji As we witness transformation of season, our lives, and the physical world around us, our Ango practice period approaches. With the potential for unrest and polarization increasing as we head into the election and beyond, practicing and contributing equanimity, empathy and a deep vision of reality is a great gift to our communities. The Buddha asked his students to take periods of time for more…

Election Day 24 Hour Meditation Vigil
November 3, 2020

Join us for a full day of Zazen, guided meditation, loving kindness practice, chanting and prayer as we hold space and bear witness to this moment in history – Election Day 2020. A vigil is a sacred vessel that holds our fears, griefs, anxieties, reactivity, restlessness, love, prayers, courage, care, desperation, numbness, hope and despair. We bear witness, by showing up for ourselves, our community and our world in the embodied way that is our zazen practice. We sit upright, in the fires of change and deep feeling, as a Bodhisattva, the heart oriented towards loving kindness, compassion, joy and…