ISC Teacher Community

The Insight Santa Cruz teaching community consists of a guiding teacher, teacher’s council, community teachers, and visiting teachers. All teachers follow the Teacher Code of Ethics.
Teacher Practice Discussion (Interviews)
Students often inquire about the availability of teacher practice discussions (interviews) to support their practice. ISC teachers are happy to meet individually with students. To set up an appointment, please go to the teacher’s name and bio to find their contact information.


Guiding Teacher

Bob StahlBob Stahl is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation who lived in a Buddhist monastery for over eight years. He now directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in Bay Area medical centers. Bob is also a husband and a father of two sons. Bob leads meditation and provides dharma talks on Mondays at 7:00 PM and Tuesdays at 12:00 PM.

To directly contact Bob, email: email hidden; JavaScript is required.
For general Insight Santa Cruz questions, contact us.

 

 

 


Teacher’s Council

Jill Hyman Jill Hyman
Click for Jill’s bio. Jill leads meditation and provides dharma talks on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

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Bruce Hyman Bruce Hyman

Click for Bruce’s bio. Bruce leads meditation and provides dharma talks on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

To directly contact Bruce, email: email hidden; JavaScript is required.
For general Insight Santa Cruz questions, contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Landry Dan Landry

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Marcy Reynolds Marcy Reynolds

Click for Marcy’s bio. Marcy teaches Qigong on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 PM.

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Kim Allen Kim Allen

Click for Kim’s bio. Kim leads meditation and provides dharma talks on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.

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Community Teachers

Teachers who offer classes, sittings, and half or full daylongs.

AryehAryeh Nanas

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BillBill Culman

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ChrisChris Basiletti

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G Schultz.

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KarenKaren Zelin

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KirstenKirsten Rudestam

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LeslieLeslie Tremaine

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VickyVicky Mattson

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Visiting Teachers

ISC’s offerings are enhanced by these additional visiting teachers, listed here in alphabetical order:

Ajahn Passano and other monks from Abhayagiri Monastery
Anne Teich
Anam Thubten
Ayya Anandabodhi
Ayya Santacitta
Carla Brennan
Donald Rothberg
Gil Fronsdal
James Baraz
Jason Murphy
Noah Levine
Shaila Catherine


Emeritus Founding Teacher

Mary Grace OrrMary Grace Orr

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983. Prior to that she followed western contemplative practices and worked as a therapist from 1977 to 1995. She was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield, and now teaches classes and retreats in Santa Cruz and throughout the United States. She founded VSC in 1989 and was the Guiding Teacher for the first 22 years.