Zencast

Reviews For Zencast

This podcast stopped a couple years ago without notice. They really should've mentioned that they have another podcast. I didn't listen to Gil's talks from then until just today when I found them on another podcast. It's called Audio Dharma.
This is a really great podcast in the insight tradition that I have gotten a lot out of.
I wish they didn't stop uploading their talks. I've been a big fan for a while.
We can still come back to listen.
I enjoyed the premise of the podcast, and it reminded me of First Things, another great productivity podcast which focuses on overcoming our “stinkin thinkin” to start moving forward in life.

5/5

By Leahatx
I just started listening to Zencast and just love it! I'm new to Buddhism and really appreciate this podcast series!
Simple lectures with great messages. Variety of speakers too. Thank you.
I love this podcast. I've learned so much listening to it. Thanks so much!
This is the best podcast. It keeps my walk to work calm and zen. OOOmmmm
I was able to listen ti these podcasts but now I get message that I can not listen or download any longer on my ipod what's up?
I enjoy the learning aspect and the calmness these podcasts grant me. As someone who listens to Alex Jones all day, these podcasts offer me a way of counter-balancing the stress the dasterly news of the NWO causes on my state of mind.
Gil Fronsdal's sense of humor is like a guiding star for me. Like balm. Thank you.
Great content
Gil is my Buddhism e-teacher if such a thing exists. Interesting, insightful, compassionate... Even those who are not strictly interested in Buddhism can improve their life by listening to this podcast and taking in it's message. From time to time there are other speakers with more religious and mystical content, but if you are like me, that is what the fast forward button is for.
I've been listening to this podcast for a few years now and its inspired me so much.
Thanks for sharing. These teachings have calmed me and helped me on my path.
This is the podcast that helped enlighten me a little to get out of a depressive slump. It keeps me inspired now. I love the insights
I love this podcast. I'm a beginner and these are so helpful and I can listen at work and stay calm and centered.
Thank You:)
Gil is great, these podcasts have opened my mind to do much clarity!
Downloaded all. Haven't listened to all. The ones I have a great!

5/5

By Lyrists
This has helped tremendously on my journey
Thank you for bringing this to iTunes these conversations just don't exist for me in Michigan. I've been listening to dharma talks for two years now. It was my touchstone through college and an unnecessarily hectic life. From spiritual mystics to pragmatic intellectuals there are podcasts that will lift or enlighten something you have never realized in all your inner explorations. No way could I listen to every one but I can only imagine the treasure trove of deep insights that gil and the others have shared that I look for every day.
I feel like I'm just going to be repeating what everyone's saying here, but these are wonderful. Gil is down-to-earth, very clear and easy to understand and he knows his stuff. The combination of his talks and talks of other respected figures makes this podcast more than anything I could ask for. In my opinion, the music doesn't have to be there.....but it's not hard at all to just skip it if you want (like I do). So many podcasts are either amateurish or aren't updated frequently enough; this series is updated on a very consistent basis and listening is such a joy. Thank you!
I've been listening to IMC's dharma talks for over two years now. I read and listen to the dharma quite a bit and have found nothing as useful as Zencast.
I'm on #270, love this series. I've learned so much. All the speakers are highly intelligent, well educated and great thinkers.

5/5

Insight and wisdom, and shared at no monetary cost to the receiver. Thank you for providing this. May it stay as the truth that it is and avoid being converted to practice.

5/5

By Midltn
I'm actually catholic but very open to all traditions. They all contain their nuggets of truth. There is always something to learn in the weekly zencast and to those who make it available I want to say thanks!

5/5

By Phuvn
I have learned so much from this podcast. Still have much more to practice. Remember to relax the belly and everything will follow. Good practice to everyone.
It is what it is.
I've been listening to all of these and the production value has increased. Every week there is a new gem. Well worth the time spent. Thanks!!!!
I like it a lot, but the only problem is that I started to make my affirmations/meditation in English! To make it clear, I'm from Brazil ;)
Great series. I wish it didn't have the music. What is up with that? It would be okay if it were Krishna Das but usually it's bad disco.
I think Zencast is awesome and I'm not even a Buddhist. For all the haters out there: 1. Later shows ditched the music, much of which I didn't like either 2. These talks are given either just after or just before meditation sessions. So nobody in the audience wants or expects a loud, charismatic, polished speech after an hour of quiet. The teacher has a topic, they expound on it in a conversational tone, and that's it. This is great stuff to listen to on commutes, meals alone, or after your own meditations. Not so much during workouts or other busy activities. 3. Gil is sometimes irritating when he tries to tell stories 'cause he gets senior moments all the way through and forgets most of the details. But everything else he says is clear and wise from a lifetime of practice. Listen patiently and you will be quietly amused, entertained, educated and, if not Enlightened then at least elevated.
Who ever made those montages did a great job!
Great to see some Buddhist teachings on here. Thank you for them. Wzen.org also has a great podcast for MZO's dharma talks that are worth checking out.
My mom passed away in 08 and I never knew grief on such an horrific level. She was my best friend. A while later my youngest son move out to be on his own. The empty nest was another loss. The iPhone brought me to Zencast and the voice of Gil. What a gift. I have 143 podcasts that I listen to over and over again. One day I'll visit Redwood City just to experience this in person...and Spirit Rock as well. Thank you Gill, and the other speakers for the gifts you share. The dharma talks have changed my life. Nameste.  Jill in Santa Rosa, CA.
I can't say enough about Gil Fronsdale. I love this podcast! Sign of attachment? Lol
I'm so glad these talks are here. Have been using these talks for a couple of years now. Great for those mildly interested in Buddhism but also for anyone interested in improving one's self and dealing with our minds on a positive way.
At the end of 2009, I had lost my job! I was depressed & didn't know which way to turn. Thanks to investing in an iPhone, I found & listened to the podcast about suffering. I have learned so many lessons about living in the present, easing my suffering & finding happiness. Some of the pods I have listened to multiple times, others I have yet to experience! This is priceless, no amount of $ could reflect the value of zencast.
These podcasts are a gift to every person seeking enlightenment.
I have listened to 20 or so of this podcast and am inspired by the authentic humility and clarity of the various speakers. The information is rich, dynamic, well orgainzed and thoughtful. When listening, I sensed the natural and genuine humility of the speakers; the people in this podcast seem to me to have truely done their inner work and this is subtlely audible when listening deeply. I am very thankful for the gift of this podcast.
Hehe. :D thank you sooooo much! :)
Awesome and inspireing. Great to sit back and listen to what's wrong with our game.great library of topics and teachings.
HaHa - but I find the dharma talks to be truly inspirational and always bring me into the present. Thank you for freely giving these wonderful podcasts.
I've been listening to Gill for about a year now and I'm still in awe of his spiritual wisdom. His podcasts are very informative and inspirational. His voice is very soothing and realxing, helps you calm down and free your mind. He is an egoless individual and anyone who is interested in learning about meditation or about life and the self should listen to him. Discover the stillness of life right now and free your mind.
This podcast changed my life. Thank you Gill.
I found the intro to meditation sessions immensely useful. The content, pace and delivery really touched me. Thank you Gil.
I no longer depend on sleeping pills...and, no, i'm not implying that he's boring. I just play this podcast and its puts my mind at ease with his calming voice and teachings which allow me to let go and just be.