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Bob Stahl's Dharma Talks at Insight Santa Cruz
Bob Stahl
Is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation, lived in a Buddhist monastery for over eight years. He has a PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a specialization in Buddhist Studies, and now directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in six Bay Area medical centers. Bob studied with the renowned Burmese masters Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Hlaing Tet Sayadaw, Dr. Rina Sircar and Pokokhu Sayadaw, and has experience with 32 parts of the body, 4 elements and charnel ground meditations. Bob has completed training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and is a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher having been certified by UMass Medical Center.
2020-10-07 32 Parts of the Body—Head hair, Body hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin 62:41
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
2020-08-03 Core Teachings of the Buddha Series-- Orientation to the course and The life of the Buddha 30:52
This course is offered to any student wishing to dive a little deeper into Buddhism’s basic teachings. The 16-week Monday evening class has been divided into 4 units. This talk is under the first unit titled “The Buddha’s Enlightenment and the 4 Noble Truths: Buddha’s life story exploring the first teaching after his enlightenment."
2020-06-28 All Community Gathering 46:06
Insight Santa Cruz community gathering
2020-05-26 All Community Sit 14:00
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
2020-04-28 All Community Sit 19:43
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
2020-04-21 All Community Sit 19:55
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
2020-03-23 All Community Sit 18:54
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
2019-02-03 Insight Santa Cruz - Who We Are and Where Are We Heading 1:12:37
Guiding Teacher Bob Stahl leads an open Sangha gathering in a sacred and formal ceremony Honoring the Insight Santa Cruz Community Teachers and Facilitators, and offers a Dhamma talk on his vision of ISC, now and moving forward.
2018-06-14 Integration Talk 32:01
Insight Meditation Retreat in Austria
2018-06-14 Morning Instructions - Day 5 15:40
Insight Meditation Retreat in Austria

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