Gil has practiced
Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford.
He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation
lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana
teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective
at Spirit Rock Meditation
Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San
Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission
from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary
teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California
since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.
Gil Fronsdal Dhamma Talks