Online, February 16 – April 6, 2021

This Online class is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. We will work primarily with the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness – mindfulness of the body.

The “32 Parts of the Body” meditation has rarely been taught in the West; you will be introduced to it from an Insight perspective of the true nature and wonders of the body. This practice has also been used for healing illness and most importantly to help eradicate the erroneous view of self. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body and to explore the mind/body connection.

Each class will consist of silent and guided meditation, chanting of the body parts and small and large group discussion. These teachings and practices will help develop greater clarity, wisdom, and compassion; and foster the depth of practice.

This retreat is appropriate for the general public, health professionals, and mindfulness teachers or in training.  

The seminar language is English with translation in German by Nadine Helm.

 

Overview: The 32 Parts of the Body

In this eight-week course, we will practice each group for a week.

  • Week I: Introduction
  • Week II: Head hair, Body hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin
  • Week III: Flesh, Sinews, Bones, Bone Marrow, Kidneys
  • Week IV: Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs
  • Week V: Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain
  • Week VI: Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat
  • Week VII: Tears, Grease, Saliva, Mucus, Oil of the Joints, Urine
  • Week VIII: Closing of the Class
     
Dates

Eight weeks of Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
     
Teacher and assistant

 

Bob Stahl, Ph.D. has completed MBSR teacher certification at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dr. Stahl also serves as an Adjunct Senior Teacher for Oasis – the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

He is a long-time practitioner of insight meditation who lived in a Buddhist monastery for over eight years.


 

Assistant

 

Petra Tschögl, Mag., ist Klinische- und Gesundheitspsychologin sowie MBSR-Lehrerin. Zwischen 2008 und 2019 arbeitete sie achtsamkeitsbasiert im klinisch stationären Bereich mit Menschen mit Erschöpfungssyndrom, Depressionen, Angsterkrankungen und chronischen Schmerzen.

 

Veranstaltungsort

The online class takes place via Zoom.

The link to log in will be sent to you by e-mail in good time before the start of the course.

 

Technical requirements
  • an undisturbed place at home to be able to fully engage in the course
  • a computer with webcam and microphone (better than Ipad, tablet or cell phone)
  • a stable internet access 
  • the necessary Zoom program

Zoom is free and we recommend that you download it before the first session and familiarize yourself with how it works.

 

Course Fee

390 Euro

 

Cancellation Conditions
  • For cancellations up to one month prior to the beginning of the course, an administration fee of 20 Euro will be charged.
  • Between 30 and 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, 50% of the course fee will be charged.
  • Should the booking be cancelled less than 10 days prior to the beginning of the course, the entire course fee will be charged.
  • If there is a waiting list and the place can be assigned again, only an administration fee of 20 Euro will be charged.
  • In case of non-appearance or early departure from the event, the full course fee must be paid.

 

Notice of Liability

Participation in this workshop is at your own risk. The leader of the course and the organizer don’t assume liability of personal or material damage.