From Wikipedia: Gil is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) of Redwood City. 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.
I recently attended a Zoom program with Gil titled Anukampa-The Buddha’s Motivating Force for Care and Compassion-in-Action. I registered because the title contained a word from the tradition that I had never heard anyone talk about before and because the Sutta Study group has just finished the course from Tricycle Magazine called Universal Empathy which is an overlapping topic. The program introduced a new way of understanding the traditional teachings on compassion. As we begin to have more scholars who have learned to translate the early language of the suttas, we are learning more about what the Buddha actually said and we are discovering some pure gold that had somehow gotten overlooked as the various reciter lineages developed in early India 500 years BCE. This teaching is one of them. Join us to hear Gil discuss how he found it buried deep in the texts and what it means for how we wisely care for each other.
See our calendar here for the link to join on Zoom. We meet Monday nights at 6:00 to meditate and the program for the week begins at 6:30. Since Covid, we have continued on the Zoom platform. Our usual meetings are at the Eastwood Village Community Center, 1312 2 Mile Cir E, Wilmington, NC. For information and online links, contact me at email@example.com. There is no charge for this program but you are invited to make a donation to support our programs and our periodic donations to Bodhi College.