John is an engaging speaker and educator, able to draw from his own deeply transformative life experiences and training, to provide his audiences with key insights, tools and inspiration to engage in their lives more skillfully, with attention and intention. He offers talks, workshops, and retreats in the areas of mindfulness, education, team-building, recovery, meditation, and Buddhism.

If you would like to host a talk, book signing, workshop, conference, retreat, or another program with John, please contact Marial Martyn.

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2018 – John team up with Stefan Bate of Jaywalker Lodge to give a keynote presentation at the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

June 21-24, 2018 Annual 11th Step Retreat with John and Peter Kuhns at Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, CA 

June 24-29, 2018Mindfulness Teacher Training and Certification Retreat.

August 4, 2018 – Workshop hosted by Sandstone Care in Denver: Myths and Benefits of Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Setting.

August 6, 2018 – Durango, CO: John will be the guest teacher at the Durango Dharma Center.

August 18, 2018 – Carbondale, CO: The Wisdom and Tools of Compassion presentation at Compassion Fest. Learn More

September 6-9, 2018 – Auburn, CA: Mindfulness Retreat at the Mercy Retreat Center. Learn More

September 21-23, 2018 – Men’s Recovery Retreat, Garrison, NY

October 12-14, 2018 – Auburn, CA: Four Immeasuables Retreat at the Mercy Retreat Center.

October 19-21, 2018 – St Louis, MO: Men’s Recovery Retreat at the La Salle Retreat Center.

November 2-4, 2018 – Carbondale, CO: Mindfulness in Recovery® Facilitator Training.

November 8-11, 2018 – Gunnison, CO: Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch in Colorado, hosted by the Way of Compassion Dharma Center. Learn More


January 18-20, 2019 – Auburn, CA: TAC Convention (Recovery).

March 22-24, 2019 – Men’s Recovery Retreat, Graymoor Retreat in New York

July 19-21, 2019 – 11th Step Retreat, Mt Alvernia Retreat in New York.

Many more events are listed below on our main calendar.