Bob Stahl, April 10-12, 2015


Meditation as an Act of Love: Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

Retreat Description

The two wings of our Insight practice are wisdom and compassion. This retreat will explore both wings – the wisdom we can cultivate with our mindfulness practice, and the befriending practices of the heart. Cultivating this kind awareness can awaken the mind and heart, leading to insight and transformation in our lives.


Bob Stahl is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation. He is the Guiding teacher for Insight Santa Cruz, also teaching at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. Bob lived in a monastery for eight years, and has studied with the renowned Burmese masters Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Hlaing Tet Sayadaw, Dr. Rina Sircar and Pokokhu Sayadaw, and has experience with teaching body based practices. He has a PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a specialization in Buddhist Studies, and is the author of Living With Your Heart Wide OpenCalming the Rush of PanicA Mindfulness BAsed Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and the co-author of A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  He also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, and directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in six Bay Area medical centers.


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