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Gil Fronsdal

Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. He has been teaching since 1990. Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada Buddhism of Southeast Asia. Gil was trained as a Vipassana teacher by Jack Kornfield and is part of the Vipassana teachers' collective at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 he received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman, the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He has been the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California since 1990. He is a husband and father of two boys.



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Recognize, Feel, Relax 2014-08-2010:18
Thinking vs What is 2014-08-205:44
Mindfulness of Body 2014-08-1841:54
Contentment 2014-08-1742:09
The Practice Coming Through us 2014-08-1313:44
Subjective Experience of Desire
2014-08-1150:09
Generosity 2014-08-1040:40
Frames of Reference 2014-08-0614:05
Perception in The Body 2014-08-064:08
Three Kinds of Equanimity 2014-07-2843:30
Intention 2014-07-2734:17
Practice Notes 2014-07-235:16
Sustained Attention 2014-07-2310:38
QA Enlightenment, Spiritual Time, Pity, Intention, Forgiveness 2014-07-2141:13
Application Of The Four Noble Truths 2014-07-1344:10
It is Not About Me 2014-07-0915:49
Seeing Experience In a New Way 2014-07-094:32
The 5 Aggregates 2014-06-1545:25
Yes 2014-06-1112:28
Noticing 2014-06-114:31
Story of Buddha
2014-06-0942:04
Maturation of Mindfulness 2014-06-0837:04
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0655:52
Instruction: Mindfulness of Mind
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0526:51
Tranquility Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0455:53
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0337:01
Energy Factor of Awakening 2014-06-0257:01
Instructions: Mindfulness of the Body
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0138:53
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-05-3150:48
Introduction to Mindfulness
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-05-3117:15
Remembering to be Happy 2014-05-289:56
Happiness 2014-05-283:29
Questions for Exploring Meditation and Love 2014-05-2615:00
Overview of Zen Practice 2014-05-2546:02
Taking Refuge 2014-05-1940:40
Factor of Awakening: Investigation 2014-05-1835:40
Refocusing to Present 2014-05-1411:47
Breath 2014-05-144:09
Two Sides Of Mindfulness
2014-05-1248:17
Guided Instruction
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-1015:31
Five Faculties-Effort
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-0651:03
Intro to Five Faculties
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-0428:59
Awake & Aware
2014-05-0438:20
Mindful Steps to an Ethical Life-- Right View and Review (Series) 2014-05-021:10:21
Suffering is More Complex 2014-04-309:00
Process vs Content 2014-04-305:28
Fixed Views
2014-04-2835:00
Reflections on Ignorance
2014-04-2733:20
Taking Refuge (Series) 2014-04-231:54:55
Practice Notes 2014-04-235:14
What is Liberation? 2014-04-2313:37
Celebrating Earth Day 2014-04-2043:44
2014-04-1022:29
Evening Q&A
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0816:34
2014-04-0856:38
Morning Instructions Day 2: Breath and Body
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0717:04
How Are You
2014-04-0739:31
2014-04-0643:36
Refuges and Precepts
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0524:14
Dharma Practice Day -Mindful Steps to an Ethical Life - Skillfully working with covetousness and ill will (Series) 2014-04-042:27:48
Panel of One to Two Month Retreat Experience 2014-04-0216:42
seclusion 2014-04-026:11
Questions and Answers
2014-03-3143:32
Vedana
2014-03-3045:29
Relaxing 2014-02-2611:04
Practice Notes 2014-02-267:50
Recognize, Feel, Relax: Instructions for Meditation
2014-02-2441:43
Wholehearted Dedication to the Task At Hand 2014-02-2328:40
Compassion
Feb 18-22, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2014-02-2049:15
Dharma Practice Day Ethics, introduction and review 2014-02-1438:37
If it is not Simple it is not Vipassana 2014-02-1212:32
Practice Notes 2014-02-125:11
Right Samadhi Part 4 of 4 2014-02-1036:25
The Simile Of The Cloth 2014-02-0938:07
Sprinkling Just Through the Day 2014-02-0516:01
Practice Notes 2014-02-053:16
The Four Jhanas
2014-02-0342:25
Tides of Conceiving
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-3159:08
Non-clinging, Anapanasati
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2952:40
Verified Faith
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2755:14
Ethics of Speaking 2014-01-2638:11
Dharmette: For What Purpose? 2014-01-2210:52
Practice Notes: Intention 2014-01-223:59
Samadhi Practice
2014-01-2039:30
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics - Not lying or slandering, Ethical transformation (Series) 2014-01-171:33:47
Dharmette: Why Not be Happy? 2014-01-1511:48
Practice Notes: Expanding Positive Emotion Awarness 2014-01-154:13
Samadhi Practice 2014-01-1341:35
Mindfulness of thinking 2014-01-1241:36
Freedom From identification 2014-01-1135:11
Dharmette: Full like the Sky 2014-01-087:58
The Four Noble Truths 2014-01-0645:25
The Eightfold Path 2014-01-0542:11
The Practice of Generosity 2013-12-2241:48
Dharmette: Relax, Be, Know, Release 2013-12-189:26
Practice Notes 2013-12-184:34
"Awareness" 2013-12-1643:35
Wise Concentration
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1354:47
Wise Effort
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1158:11
Wise View
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-0945:02

 

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