John Rott is a pediatrician and wellness speaker living in San Diego, California. He has practiced Buddhism since happening across The Way of Zen by Alan Watts in 1988. From the first chapter, it was like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. Zen practice gave way to Vipassana, which evolved into the big-hearted Tibetan path. In 2005 he first met Lama Willa at a Dzogchen Center retreat in the desert at Joshua Tree, and has been involved with Natural Dharma Fellowship from the beginning. For nine years the Margha program has been a life’s path, and he has been a Mitra since 2019 for one of the dedicated remote groups. Outside of the Wonderwell lineage he also has deep connections with the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Will Johnson. John is passionate about hiking, playing the violin, and daily meditation. You can find him online with one of the remote Margha groups and on Insight Timer (search people: John Vista CA).