The Insight Santa Cruz Wisdom Council is composed of Insight Meditation Dharma Teachers who have significant experience in a guiding teacher role for urban Insight Meditation communities, at ISC or elsewhere. The Wisdom Council meets several times a year with the Guiding Teacher. The council is also available to offer informal support, perspective, and advice to the Guiding Teacher leadership of Insight Santa Cruz.
Mary Grace Orr
Mary Grace Orr is the Founding Teacher of Insight Santa Cruz, which began with a small sitting group in 1989. She is also a teacher emeritus at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Click here to see the rest of Mary Grace Orr’s biography.
Bob Stahl is the former guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. Click here to see the rest of Bob Stahl’s biography.
Gil Fronsdal is the senior guiding co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. Gil is an authorized teacher in two traditions: the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia, and Japanese Soto Zen. Click here to see the rest of Gil Fronsdal’s biography.