There is a legend that Buddha said, that in a future time he would come as Maitreya, which means “a well-meaning friend”. I take that as a metaphor – not for a person – but for a quality of all the teachers who share their spiritual knowledge and wisdom with friendliness at eye-level. In this sense I feel Martin Pack as a real friend who teaches with natural authority based on the dedication to the practice of Vipassana – free from any guru attitude – full of clarity, humour, lightness and compassion. I am very grateful for his competent guidance through the process of facing myself on ever deeper and deeper levels of the subconscious. A retreat with Martin is an eye-opener that I won’t miss at least once a year.