Gil Fronsdal has practiced extensively in Soto Zen and Theravada Buddhism training in the US, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. He is a teacher at the Insight Meditation Center, the Insight Retreat Center, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, all in California. Gil also holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies. His books include translations of the Dhammapada and the Book of Eights (Atthakavagga). For the last fifteen years he has also been involved in training Buddhist chaplains and spiritual care providers. Together, with his wife and two sons, Gil lives in California.