If we can't sit perfectly sit still for 30 minutes a day without being in mental or physical distress, what does this say about our state of mind?

Even for those of us who have managed to create a fairly steady meditation practice, life still comes full-force, and the gulf between spiritual practice and everyday life can loom ever larger.

Jealousy, anger, difficult relationships, and deeply conditioned personal patterns can all overwhelm our innate intelligence. There is a deeper truth underneath your negative emotions and conditioned reactions, one you can learn to see so that you can choose your responses to life.

Together, we'll create and sustain an unshakable meditation practice that can transform every part of your life. With support, you will learn to not turn away from what your life is showing you, in this very moment.


  • 5 hours a month of active work together, via Skype, in-person, or phone calls, including one (1) Mondo Zen session 
  • Unlimited email and phone support  
  • 2-month minimum commitment


“Keith is as good as a business executive coach as any, but what allows him to stand apart is his capacity to teach and transmit Buddhist insights through his business coaching. He floats fluently between constructive analysis of your work, and your more spiritual and psychological personality traits that are at play. With the perfect balance of holding to the agenda and creating the space for what arises, you know that each hour with him will bring you huge leaps forward.

He cuts through the nonsense to target precisely what’s holding you back in your work, and in your personal life.”
– Katherine Armstrong, CEO, OM Collection 


“I’m a mature coach and consultant myself, and have studied with some of the very best and brightest anywhere. Keith Martin-Smith brings a completely unique intensity and insight to his work and sessions.

He is willing to be brutally honest with me when necessary, but also helped me move through to the next level ofinsight, accountability, and action for my venture (and life).

Quite simply, he was able to do more in less time than many therapists, coaches, and other professionals who have come in and out of my life over the last 25 years in this field. I don’t know if it’s because of his martial arts and Zen background or his marketing and publishing experience, but whatever it is, it works!”
— Bill Brakemeier, Coach & Business Consultant


“Keith’s in-depth understanding of human development and the human mind has really helped us cut quickly to key areas that are holding me back.

His samurai sword of clarity and compassion helps me feel safe in our sessions, while his finely calibrated bullshit detector deftly uncovers where I’m fooling myself.”
– Mark Bloomfield, CEO, Sustainably Built



"I had so many different challenges during our time together, from having a HUGE spiritual emergency to the everyday struggle of avoiding the things that brought me the most joy. No matter what was up for me, Keith was able to guide me into a calmer place. He was as well-versed in spiritual emergencies as he was in daily life skills. The skills I learned are still applied everyday, and are being integrated into a new, sustainable life." -- Donnalou Stevens


"Do it to soften into who you really are, to learn, to enjoy, and to grow. It allowed me to deepen my practice while seeing such more more of myself and my own patterning. It was hugely valuable!" Joel Longtine 


" I was able to develop an daily sit, moving INTO my hardest emotions instead of AWAY from them, which I thought meditation was 'really' about.  I'm calmer and more centered, and have a greater understanding of how my emotions play into my Awakening." Robert Bogatin



"You feel welcomed by Keith/Kogen, and can be vulnerable with him and with this container. I learned to bring  a sense of being 'okay' into the midst of everything and anything in my life."  Marissa McKenzie Grasmick 


"This is desiged for people who would like to build a foundation for their meditation practice, especially people who don't think they have the time to sit.  I've learned to slow everything down, and appreciate how I can choose to respond to situations, rather than reacting." Jon Brandon


"I have a much greater capacity to welcome a variety of experiences throughout my life, and the confidence to continue a sitting practice. This is the real deal. It gets it done.  Quit f@#king around and sign up." Josh Zemel



"This is absolutely worthwhile. I gained an increased sense off stability in life, an expanded capacity to feel, and more willingness to be with the great mystery of existence. Oh, and Keith/Kogen is reliable, kind-hearted, and supportive." Natasha Terry



"I now have regular meditation practice. This was life-changing."  Ali Shanti