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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.



TitleDateLength
God 2002-09-2347:09
Intro to Meditation Wk1 (Breath) 2002-09-181:22:55
Four Noble Truths - Four Foundations of Mindfulness 2002-09-1644:16
Reflections Q&A 2002-09-1545:11
Learning to Love 2002-09-0832:48
Labor 2002-09-0241:16
Upside Down Thinking 2002-09-0151:57
Eightfold Path 2002-08-2644:03
Desire 2002-08-2261:08
Retreat Dynamics 2002-08-1947:28
Guided Meditation 2002-08-086:34
Being With What Is 2002-08-0840:45
Saying Yes / Q and A 2002-08-0536:56
Desire / Q and A 2002-08-0448:23
Sacred Mind Dance 2002-08-0142:53
Buddhist Love 2002-07-2843:03
Not Taking it Personally 2002-06-2327:23
Mindfulness of Emotions (Day-Long) 2002-06-223:22:14
Effort 2002-06-1642:59
Concentration: Week 5 2002-05-292:17:28
Concentration: Week 4 2002-05-221:29:17
Solitude 2002-05-2051:37
Vesak 2002-05-1935:38
Concentration: Week 3 2002-05-152:10:53
Love and Faith 2002-05-1330:09
Concentration: Week 2 2002-05-081:12:11
Assumptions - Faith 2002-05-0532:57
Concentration: Week 1 2002-05-011:19:55
Introduction to Concentration: The Path 2002-04-2941:10
Concentration Series (Series) 2002-04-2920:55:28
Concentration Series -Spring 2002 (Series) 2002-04-299:10:56
Assumptions - Reflections 2002-04-2830:58
Dharma Poetry 2002-04-2245:41
Means Goals Metta 2002-04-0743:46
Mindfulness Of The Body 2002-04-063:21:04
Buddhist Romanticism Discussion 2002-04-0150:27
Investigation 2002-03-1838:50
Retreat Preparation 2002-03-1747:28
Not Stopping 2002-03-1143:13
Purification 2002-03-1042:17
Mindfulness Of The Breath 2002-03-092:26:22
Waking Up 2002-03-0437:56
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Week 4) 2002-01-3166:15
Love 2002-01-2841:03
Introduction to Meditation: Emotions (Week 3) 2002-01-2464:58
Karma 2002-01-2047:41
Introduction to Meditation: Physical Sensations (Week 2) 2002-01-171:28:14
Introduction to Meditation: Posture & Breath (Week 1) 2002-01-101:15:56
Four Noble Truths 2002-01-0653:47
Impermanence 2001-12-2326:21
Non-Doing 2001-12-2045:04
Gratitude 2001-12-1732:14
Nothing Worth Clinging To 2001-12-1034:42
Being Oneself 2001-12-0313:01
Disengagement and Engagement 2001-12-0236:36
Kisa Gotami Story 2001-11-1911:38
Equanimity 2001-11-1836:42
Sympathetic Joy (Brahma Viharas) 2001-11-1556:30
Going for Refuge 2001-11-1248:34
Harmlessness 2001-11-0545:32
Terror and the 4 Noble Truths 2001-11-0439:03
Q and A 2001-10-2945:58
Q and A 2001-10-2855:48
Five Hindrances 2001-10-2562:57
Meditation on the Breath 2001-10-2246:19
Dharma Realms 2001-10-1545:51
Mindfulness and Peace 2001-10-1438:44
Introduction to Meditation (Week4) 2001-10-111:28:25
Listening 2001-10-0744:45
Introduction to Meditation (Week3) 2001-10-041:14:27
Relating to People 2001-09-3054:23
Introduction to Meditation (Week2) 2001-09-271:28:12
How Have We Been Changed 2001-09-2510:30
Introduction to Meditation (Week 1) 2001-09-201:28:03
Response to World Events 2001-09-1750:04
Dedication of Merit/Forgiveness 2001-09-1643:23
Brahma Viharas 2001-09-0934:54
Metta 2001-09-0634:23
Guided Metta 2001-09-0628:03
Guided Meditation on Forgiveness 2001-09-0615:07
Lovingkindness (Metta) (Series) 2001-09-0613:53:22
Metta Guided Meditations (Series) 2001-09-0643:10
Online Course: Five Hindrances Series (Series) 2001-09-066:42:52
The Five Hindrances (Series) 2001-09-0617:27:19
Dharma Talks on Metta (Series) 2001-09-0634:23
Intention and Karma 2001-09-0246:01
Attention Meditation 2001-08-3049:02
Volunteer Appreciation 2001-08-2645:31
Independent Self 2001-08-1340:21
Self, Suffering and The Relational Self (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-08-0861:10
The Jewel That is Left (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-08-0435:19
Working With Fear 2001-08-0251:20
Q & A 2001-07-3038:22
Practice for Self and Others 2001-07-2951:21
Beliefs 2001-07-2263:32
Desire 2001-07-0243:53
Spiritual Practice 2001-07-0144:30
Solitude and Aloneness 2001-06-2854:20
Feeling Complete 2001-06-2147:12
Fear 2001-06-1850:50

 

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