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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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Equanimity: The Seventh Factor of Awakening
2015-03-3040:49
Mutual Benefit
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2848:01
Liberation
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2648:49
Morning Instructions: Stillness
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2515:31
Disenchantment
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2444:19
Morning Instructions: Being Close
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2325:25
Concentration
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2246:46
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2127:19
Tranquillity
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2050:03
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1928:18
Suffering Conditions Faith
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1849:58
Samadhi
2015-03-1644:42
Simplicity of Being 2015-03-1541:38
Everything is Important 2015-03-1111:37
Deeper Intimacy with Practice 2015-03-116:36
Tranquility 2015-03-0944:48
Practicing in Community
2015-03-0840:37
Doing, Being, Knowing, Loving 2015-03-0738:04
Past and Future in Buddhist practice 2015-03-049:33
Yield to the present
2015-03-043:19
Joy -The Fourth Factor of Awakening 2015-03-0243:22
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara: Joy (Series) 2015-02-272:58:03
Effort
2015-02-2345:49
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-2018:44
Refuge in Dharma and Suffering
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1954:17
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1830:06
Intro to Refuges and Three Characteristics
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1732:59
Investigation, the second factor of awakening
2015-02-1643:21
Discerning What is Helpful, Useful, and Skillful 2015-02-1541:04
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 5: Daily Life Practice 2015-02-111:30:03
Dharmette Coping with Problems 2015-02-1110:08
Practice notes Patient Abiding 2015-02-113:58
Seven Factors of Awakening #1 Mindfulness 2015-02-0944:22
Exploring Forgiveness 2015-02-0835:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 4: Thinking 2015-02-041:28:37
This too: Awareness and Wisdom 2015-02-0410:49
This Too 2015-02-042:22
Seven Factors of Awakening
2015-02-0241:12
Noble Eightfold Path; Q &A
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3147:27
Guided Instruction on Thoughts
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3031:13
Third Noble Truth and Equanimity
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2958:54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 3: Emotions 2015-01-281:31:48
Guided instruction on Body
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2747:25
Four Noble Truths & Brahmaviharas
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2656:18
The 5 Reflections 2015-01-2540:18
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Class2: The Body 2015-01-211:24:26
Practice Notes- Mindfulness as strength 2015-01-213:41
Dharmette-Equanimity 2015-01-2111:09
Martin Luther King Jr. 2015-01-1936:43
Living in the Present Moment 2015-01-1835:23
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2015-01-147:17:04
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 1: Posture and Breath 2015-01-141:22:08
Dharmette Begin Again
2015-01-1411:42
Practice Notes
2015-01-145:52
Sila 2015-01-1240:38
Mindfulness of the Body 2015-01-1131:00
Four Noble Truths 2015-01-0717:05
Ease 2015-01-074:10
Timeless Insight and Adaptable Teachings
2015-01-0541:00
The Four Noble Truths 2015-01-0442:06
Gratitude 2014-12-2236:12
The Concept of the Sacred
2014-12-2139:21
The Dharma of Ordinary Things 2014-12-1711:55
Inner Wealth of Body
2014-12-1549:02
Morning Instructions: Love and Knowing
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1337:39
Conciousness
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1253:33
Evening Q&A
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1110:50
Morning Instructions: Thinking
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1120:24
Mental Formations
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1060:08
Morning Instructions: Body
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0943:45
Aggregate Of Body
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0852:00
Walking Instructions
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0814:28
A Response To Ferguson 2014-12-0738:41
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara-Compassion (Series) 2014-12-052:04:01
Obstacles as Doors 2014-12-0311:12
Recognition 2014-12-034:51
Buddhism and Culture 2014-12-0148:07
Five Dhyanic Factors
2014-11-2438:50
Guided Meditation: Awareness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2227:51
Jhanic Factors: One-pointedness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2155:38
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of THoughts
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2036:55
Jhanic Factors: Joy and Happiness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1951:36
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Body
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1849:50
Samadhi and Intro to Jhanic Factors
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1820:29
Mindful Listening 2014-11-1644:07
Ideals in Buddhism 2014-11-1214:40
Gratitude 2014-11-123:54
Not-Self 2014-11-1040:15
Meditation Off The Cushion Into Daily Life 2014-11-0939:13
Noticing and Changing the Thinking Mind 2014-11-0516:42
Noticing Thinking 2014-11-053:26
The man on the bridge
2014-11-0337:42
Where Do We Find Happiness? 2014-11-0242:29
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara-Metta (Series) 2014-10-313:16:31
Introduction to mindfulness meditation Class 5_Developing in Daily Life 2014-10-291:28:02
Responsibility, No Responsability 2014-10-2914:21
Craving, Not Craving 2014-10-291:51
Guided Meditation 2014-10-2740:30
Hindrances: Doubt
Oct 19-26: Gil Fronsdal / Ruth King
2014-10-2458:45
Introduction to Mindfulness Class4: Thinking 2014-10-221:31:22

 

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