Gil Fronsdal returns for a visitor episode on the significance of our high quality of thoughts and explores self-discovery by way of our actions.
“You examine your self, you examine what you do in physique, thoughts, speech, and people actions present you that you recognize your self. You realize your self by way of your actions, by way of what you do, not by what you might be.” – Gil Fronsdal
On this BHNN Visitor Episode, Gil Fronsdal speaks on:
- Being nonetheless and befriending the self
- Self-discovery and our motivations
- A narrative of the Buddha and his son
- Actions as a mirror to the self
- Discovered conduct & conditioning versus the reality
About Gil Fronsdal:
Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher for the Perception Meditation Heart in Redwood Metropolis, California; he has been instructing since 1990. He has practiced Zen and Vipassana within the U.S. and Asia since 1975. He was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985, and in 1989 started coaching with Jack Kornfield to be a Vipassana trainer. Gil teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Heart the place he’s a part of its Academics Council. Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest on the San Francisco Zen Heart in 1982, and in 1995 obtained Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Heart. He at present serves on the SF Zen Heart Elders’ Council. In 2011 he based IMC’s Perception Retreat Heart. Gil has an undergraduate diploma in agriculture from U.C. Davis the place he was energetic in selling the sphere of sustainable farming. In 1998 he obtained a PhD in Non secular Research from Stanford College learning the earliest developments of the bodhisattva best. He’s the writer of The Challenge at Hand, essays on mindfulness follow; A Monastery Inside; a guide on the 5 hindrances referred to as Unhindered; and the translator of The Dhammapada, revealed by Shambhala Publications. You might hearken to Gil’s talks on Audio Dharma.
Extra from the Be Right here Now Community’s Visitor Podcast:
Lama Rod Owens covers the dharma of freedom, loving ourselves, ancestral work, and the ability of meditation: Ep. 127 – Dedication to Liberation
JoAnna Hardy shares a guided meditation throughout the primary basis of mindfulness – mindfulness of the physique: Ep. 126 – First Basis Guided Meditation
By bearing witness, love & service, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares how we are able to collectively heal the disaster of disconnection & ecological devastation: Ep. 125 – Love & Service
Buddhist Grasp Thich Nhat Hanh explores how we are able to joyfully convey mindfulness into on a regular basis actions like telephone calls, driving, and strolling: Ep. 122 – The Ojai Basis Presents: Beneath the Instructing Tree with Thich Nhat Hanh