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

Summer Zazenkai
August 13, 2022

Zazen is going right into the Ocean of Awareness, manifesting the body of all Buddhas. The natural luminosity of mind suddenly reveals itself and the original light is everywhere. -Keizan Zenji A Zazenkai is a day of Zen practice in the city. Join us for a silent day of meditation (seated and walking), chanting, mindful eating, temple care-taking, and a dharma talk. We close the day with a ceremony to renewing our intention to live an ethical life. Suggested donation includes a vegetarian/vegan lunch. No one turned away for lack of funds. Your registration helps us know how much lunch…

Jizo Sesshin
September 19, 2022

This retreat will focus on the qualities of Jizo Bodhisattva, guardian of all that comes from the earth, and Jizo’s qualities – benevolence, optimism, fearlessness, determination, and vow. A unique element of this retreat is the inclusion of time devoted to art projects, creative time, and a slide show and talk about Jizo. As part of our practice, we will be making small Jizo-related items. For those who are attending the retreat via zoom, please acquire a few supplies for rock-painting and sculpting a Jizo: A rock-painting kit.  Here are a couple relatively inexpensive examples of a rock-painting kit for under…