My Vipassana retreat with Martin in Austria was not my first but I came away wishing that it had been! Martin has a the gift for making everyone feel welcome. He took a genuine interest in how each person was getting along with the practice and would give individual guidance – it wasn’t like everyone had to follow exactly the schedule. It was clear that Martin felt a deep sense of gratitude toward his teachers and was fully committed to the buddhist tradition but he was able to share this in a way that was easily appreciated by people coming from various different backgrounds. His guidance on the practice of Vipassana is the clearest I have had.