John Lewis has practiced insight meditation since 1996. The first years of his practice were devoted to long retreat. More recently, he has focused on daily practice and integrating the Buddhist values of wisdom and compassion into advocacy for marriage equality for same-sex couples. He is a 2004 graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Dedicated Practitioners Program and has led meditation and yoga groups for homeless transgender and other youth. John has practiced with IMC since 2000, and lives in San Francisco with his partner.