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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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Teachings on the Gratification, the Danger, and the Escape
2016-02-0740:10
Dharmette: Shifting the perspective 2016-02-0312:56
Practice Notes: Where does your thinking go? 2016-02-032:27
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Body Parts & Elements 2016-02-0140:30
Five Faculties - Conclusion and closing Q and A
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-3048:08
Meditation Instruction - Awareness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2931:33
Meditation Instruction - Thinking
Dharma and the Creative Process
2016-01-2931:33
Five Faculties - Samadhi
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2851:41
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Week 03 2016-01-271:37:13
Meditation Instruction - Body
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2637:34
Five Faculties - Mindfulness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2549:37
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Body 2016-01-2541:19
The Five Faculties as Supports to Opening Up 2016-01-2430:54
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 5 (Series) 2016-01-223:03:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 02 2016-01-201:31:47
Dharmette: Q and A 2016-01-2013:27
Practice Notes: In the flow 2016-01-204:51
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Breathing
2016-01-1844:10
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 01 2016-01-131:23:31
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2016-01-132:55:19
Dharmette 2016-01-1312:06
Practice Notes 2016-01-130:01
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Introduction 2016-01-1138:51
Impermanence 2016-01-1037:34
The Four Truths and Their Tasks 2016-01-0930:39
Practice Notes: In the Moment 2016-01-093:53
Dharmette: Power and worthiness 2016-01-069:49
Practice Notes: Ease 2016-01-063:56
Experiencing the Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0440:51
Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0342:16
Practice Notes: Thoughts, Equanimity and the Holidays 2015-12-234:21
Questions From the Audience 2015-12-2139:36
Blessings and Merits 2015-12-2041:51
Inspiration for Practice, Inspiration for Compassion 2015-12-1610:55
Practice Notes: Noticing What Works 2015-12-163:16
The Teaching of Not Self 2015-12-1441:16
Guided Instruction: "Unmoving Mind"
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1227:31
Resolve of Peace
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1145:36
Guided Intruction: Open Awareness
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1020:43
The Resolve of Truth
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0943:55
Guided Instruction: Breath and Body
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0829:52
Overview of Four Resolves
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0743:21
Benefit To Self And Others: Responding To Violence
2015-12-0631:16
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 5
• Guided meditation on breathing with what blocks us, and closing comments
2015-12-0445:52
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 4 2015-12-0458:26
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 3 2015-12-0431:50
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part2 2015-12-0457:46
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 1_Guided Meditation
2015-12-0425:09
Teach me to Care & Not to Care 2015-12-029:28
Not Me Not Self Not I 2015-12-021:34
Wisdom, Truth, Relinquishment, Peace 2015-11-3040:54
Compassion 2015-11-2338:03
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-2035:15
Happiness and Well-being
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1953:37
Guided Meditation Instuction on body
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1738:19
Grieving for Paris 2015-11-1641:12
Introduction to factors of concentration
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1656:18
Practicing with Sincerity 2015-11-1541:57
Women in Buddhism Symposium: Opening Remarks 2015-11-147:38
Dharmette: Sincerity 2015-11-1112:37
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 2 2015-11-061:40:44
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 1 2015-11-062:06:05
Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation Building on the Foundation Class 5 2015-11-041:30:28
Being Here 2015-11-044:12
Being Your Own Teacher 2015-11-0410:19
Benefits of Failure 2015-11-0229:32
Distraction and Attention 2015-11-0140:46
Dharmette: Shadow Thoughts and Views 2015-10-2812:40
Practice Notes: Shift subtle attitudes 2015-10-285:57
Being with Conflict and Discomfort 2015-10-2640:35
Perspective that Leads to Liberation from Suffering 2015-10-2532:12
Principles of Cordiality: Virtue and Concentration
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2252:24
Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation: Emotions
2015-10-211:28:11
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2133:34
Principles of Cordiality: Metta in Thought
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2054:36
Principle of Cordiality: Metta in action
Gil Fronsdal Sept 13-27, 2015
2015-10-1853:49
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 2 - Body 2015-10-141:31:55
Dharmette: Desire and Wise Life 2015-10-1414:11
Practice Notes: Notice Desire 2015-10-143:40
Karma: Skillful and Unskillful Actions 2015-10-1242:14
Buddhist Teachings on Karma 2015-10-1136:49
Dharma Practice series: Mindfulness of Breathing (Series) 2015-10-099:30:29
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 1 - Breath/Posture 2015-10-071:27:42
Being, Trusting in The Body 2015-10-0712:29
Being Rooted 2015-10-073:34
Vision for the Environment 2015-10-0535:32
Earth Week 2015-10-0434:26
Perceptions 2015-10-0338:52
Dharmette: Question and Answer 2015-09-3014:46
Practice Notes: Relax the Eyes 2015-09-303:03
Unification Of Mind 2015-09-2840:19
The Radiance of Emptiness 2015-09-1345:09
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2015-09-121:14:41
Mindfulness of Breathing: Anapanasati 2015-09-0738:54
Mindfulness of Breath 2015-09-0634:10
Dharmette: Papanca: proliferation of Abstract thoughts 2015-09-0212:22
Practice Notes:The Trunk of the Tree 2015-09-025:09
The Role of Knowledge and Vision 2015-08-3136:43
Interview Celebrating 25 Years of Dharma Teaching
2015-08-2943:27
Dharmette:Help Your Emotions feel safe 2015-08-1914:57

 

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