Gil Fronsdal (b. 1954), American Buddhist Guiding Teacher, Insight Meditation
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 is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) of Redwood City, California. He is one of the best-known American Buddhists. 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. MORE [Wikipedia]
Here Gil talks about being aware of what takes us away from ease in order to be able to return to ease again.
Video posted to YouTube by Saattya (2008).
Access complete dharma talks by Gil Fronsdal and other Buddhist teachers HERE at the website for Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA, U.S.A.