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Bob Stahl's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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.
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2013-01-24 It Might Of Been Otherwise 50:31
Reflection on impermanence and how to work with challenges/hindrances that come up in practice.
Steadying the Mind: Opening to Insight
2011-05-18 The reason Why We Steady The Mind To Open To Insight 62:16
The heart and essence of the Dharma is to realize the four noble truths and the characteristics of existence. How we realize this is by walking along the eight fold path.
Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight
2011-05-16 How To Work With Distractions As Practice 64:12
Developing steadiness or undistractability of mind involves working and engaging with what is distracting you. Developing insight and a lighter heart.
Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight
2011-05-14 First Day Jitters and Hopes 54:31
This talk is about addressing the first day of a week of intensive meditation practice. Exploration and instructions on working with challenges around gathering inspiration to deepen practice.
Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight
2010-02-02 Guided Meditation on the Four Elements 39:30
The meditation on the four primary elements supports one to penetrate beyond the normal level of conceptual labels and categories. One begins to connect directly with the elements of solidity, liquidity, motion, and temperature within the body and discover their intrinsically impermanent and insubstantial natures.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-02-01 The Body Reveals 50:42
As we dive deeper into the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation our bodies begin to speak to us physically, mentally and emotionally. This talk explores how we can work with what comes up as a practice.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Tears, Grease, Saliva, Mucus, Oil of the Joints, Urine. 40:21
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Tears, Grease, Saliva, Mucus, Oil of the Joints, Urine. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain. 43:40
Description: This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs 41:34
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Head hair, Body Hairs, Nails, Teeth, Skin 34:46
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Head hair, Body Hairs, Nails, Teeth, Skin. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat

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