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.
Non self is one of the most challenging teachings for many people to understand. This is a radical teaching that offers liberation from the narrative based self-at times the story that imprisons us.
What we can see through the separate self, the conditioned self, we may taste the unconditioned.
Cultivating the mindfulness of death assists in the path of awakening. Working with the challenges/hindrances that come up after the first day of full practice. An introduction to the 32 Parts of the Body meditation.