Gil Fronsdal

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Gil Fronsdal
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Religion Theravadan Buddhism
School Zen
Nationality Norwegian
Born 1954
Religious career
Website Insight Meditation Center

Gil Fronsdal (1954) is a practicing Buddhist of the Soto Zen and Vipassana sect since 1975, and is currently teaching the practice of Buddhism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having being taught by the Vipassana practitioner, Jack Kornfield he 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 was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985. In 1995 he received Dharma transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center.

He is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) of Redwood City, California. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies from Stanford University. His many dharma talks available online contain basic information on meditation and Buddhism, as well as subtle concepts of Buddhism explained at the level of the lay person.


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