On this episode, Gil shares a resonant guided meditation serving to us right into a relaxed state of silence, stillness, and spaciousness.
“Should you hear the sound of the birds, it’s as a result of it’s quiet sufficient to listen to them. Hear the whistling of the birds, and listen to the silence that permits us to listen to. Within the silence, sounds seem. It’s doable to pay attention to each the sounds and the silence.” – Gil Fronsdal
Extra about Gil Fronsdal:
Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher for the Perception Meditation Middle in Redwood Metropolis, California; he has been educating 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 Middle the place he’s a part of its Lecturers Council. Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest on the San Francisco Zen Middle in 1982, and in 1995 obtained Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Middle. He at present serves on the SF Zen Middle Elders’ Council. In 2011 he based IMC’s Perception Retreat Middle. 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 Spiritual Research from Stanford College finding out the earliest developments of the bodhisattva perfect. He’s the writer of The Difficulty at Hand, essays on mindfulness observe; A Monastery Inside; a ebook on the 5 hindrances referred to as Unhindered; and the translator of The Dhammapada, revealed by Shambhala Publications. Chances are you’ll take heed to Gil’s talks on Audio Dharma.
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