John has been teaching meditation for 17 years. His practice and teaching combines Vipassana, loving-kindness and non-dual teachings from various spiritual traditions. John has studied with several teachers, but his primary teacher is Matthew Flickstein. Work with Matthew includes numerous retreats and several extended study programs, including teacher training programs, a one-year study of the Satipatthana Sutta, and a two-year program on non-duality. John’s personal retreat experience in recent years has focused primarily on self-retreats and on retreats associated with the training programs with Matthew. John recently completed a two-year non-dual teacher training program.
John is the primary teacher for Insight Meditation of Cleveland and leads several sanghas in the northeast Ohio area. John has led retreats and workshops throughout the eastern United States.
John is married and has three sons, ages 38, 34 and 8 years old. Together with his wife, Laurie, John leads a mindful parenting group in the Cleveland area.Source: heartwoodrefuge.secure.retreat.guru