practicing psychiatry in the San Francisco Bay Area,
Dr. Hall earned an international reputation with his innovative
and pioneering work in somatic/body oriented therapies. In 1970
he co-founded the Lomi School of Somatic Studies located in Santa
In 1989 the Lomi School developed into the Lomi Counseling Clinic,
to offering low-cost psychotherapy and supervised training
for licensing of Marriage and Family Therapy practitioners.
Lomi School and Counseling Clinic have become well-known
throughou t the USA and EU for its excellence in training
psychologists interested in developing skills in body-based
and meditation-related therapy.
Hall is also an ordained Buddhist priest and meditation teacher
and has been leading retreats since 1980. He is currently on the
Teachers Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center--a Buddhist meditation
center offering residential silent meditation retreats
( www. Spiritrock.org )
Robert is a teacher to thousands, and a mentor to hundreds of students.
Hall is also a published poet and performer. His book
of poems, OUT OF NOWHERE, was published by Running Wolf Press
in 2000. He has given numerous public readings of his work, and with
musicians he has performed three spoken-word and music concerts. He
released two CDs, OUT OF NOWHERE and WHAT A MYSTERY,
in collaboration with musicians Brian Hand & Teja Bell.
has authored numerous articles, forwards to books on consciousness,
and has lectured at many leading universities, including the Univ.
Univ. of California, Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Hamburg. He is frequently
a key-note speaker at conferences on spiritual practice and therapy
Hall is founder and director of El Dharma based in Todos Santos, Baja,
Mexico (www.eldharma.com) which offers dharma talks and guided meditation,
and 5-day silent retreats in the Vipassana tradition also known as
Insight Meditation. He is currently writing a book of memoirs.
Born in Lyons, N.Y. February 8, 1934
BA degree from Hamilton College, 1955
MD degree from University of Buffalo, 1959
Internship, St. Marks Hosp, Salt Lake City 1960
Residency in psychiatry, Letterman Hosp, San Francisco
Major, US Army Medical Corp, 1960-1966