Insight Santa Cruz

aka Vipassana Santa Cruz   |   Santa Cruz, CA   |  www.insightsantacruz.org

Mission

Insight Santa Cruz, also known as Vipassana Santa Cruz, is a community-based organization dedicated to the practice of insight meditation, sometimes called mindfulness or Vipassana. Open to meditators of all faiths, we provide a simple and quiet environment for contemplation amidst the complexities of urban living

Ruling year info

2002

Guiding Teacher

Robert Stahl

Co-Guiding Teacher

JD Doyle

Main address

740 Front Street Suite 240

Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

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EIN

77-0567516

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community meditation

Our programs include daily meditation sessions, classes, group discussions, dharma talks, retreats, and meetings with senior teachers from a variety of Buddhist traditions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Insight Santa Cruz

Board of directors
as of 7/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Kittle

Larry Korbus

Bob Stahl

Linda Kittle

Brian Voenell

Jules Rodriguez

Jocelyn Wolf

Meghan Radford

JD Doyle

Diane Morgenstern

James Memmott

Chorel Centers

Evelyn Strauss

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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