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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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Chanting in Pali (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-213:32
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-181:30:53
Jikoji Retreat: Causation-Dependent Origination(sub-standardaudio) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-1648:04
Impermanence (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-1142:50
Concentration II (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-0953:34
Jikoji Retreat - Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-0850:51
Reflection on What Has Been Eliminated 2000-05-0758:24
Twelve Steps to Freedom: Reflection on What Was Eliminated (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-0757:27
Introduction to Meditation: Week 2 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-041:33:06
Q&A RePractice (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-0129:53
Introduction to Meditation: Week 1 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-271:16:32
Meaning-Motivation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-2444:52
Disenchantment/Fading Away/Release 2000-04-2352:34
Twelve Steps to Freedom (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-2348:25
Reflections (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-1036:42
Insight 2000-04-0954:58
How Things Are (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-0954:19
Anger (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-04-0856:52
Settling on One's Self (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-3057:38
Wordly Realm vs Supra Mundane Realm (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-2742:07
Desire (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-2452:52
Concentration 2000-03-2056:51
Twelve Step to Freedom: Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-2057:17
Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-2056:08
Q&A (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-1055:34
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-03-0358:48
Happiness 2000-02-2759:18
Twelve Steps to Freedom: Happiness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-2762:45
Restlessness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-2651:44
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-2449:10
Metta (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-2023:55
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Week 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-101:28:04
Tranquility 2000-02-0654:10
Serenity Tranquility: Fifth Step in the Path to Freedom (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-02-0651:05
Introduction to Five Precepts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-3142:03
Delight/Joy 2000-01-3052:37
Introduction to Meditation: Week 2 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-271:31:14
Continuity of Mindfulness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-2255:48
Introduction to Meditation: Posture Breath (Week 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-201:27:15
Faith 2000-01-1654:57
Working of the Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-1347:38
Agitation and Restlessness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-1244:08
Introduction to Meditation: Week 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-101:29:15
First Precept: Non-Harming (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-01-1042:36
The Twelve Steps to Freedom (Series) 2000-01-098:13:07
Acknowledging Suffering 2000-01-0949:15
New Year 2000 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-12-2032:59
Noting (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-12-1666:37
Retreats (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-12-0550:28
Flower Sermon 2.0 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-2953:34
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1858:48
Bare Attention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-151:29:48
Q&A (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1442:34
Wise Reflection and Consideration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1346:16
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1161:04
The Heart of Contentment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-0840:31
Nirvana Release (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-09-1933:39
Thinking vs Non Thinking (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-09-0256:34
Integrity Compassion Release (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-08-2336:48
Mindfulness of Body with Body Scan (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-08-051:27:36
Practice of Patients (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-06-1344:24
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-06-0553:35
Right Understanding: Enlightenment of the Buddha (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-281:14:41
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-271:33:12
Vesak Ceremony (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-2451:33
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-201:26:22
Illness and Meditation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-1740:27
Foundations of Mindfulness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-1554:17
Introduction to Meditation: Physical Sensations (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-131:26:54
Introduction To Meditation: Posture and Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-04-291:20:42
Guided Meditations (Series) 1999-03-1116:01:47
Guided Meditation 1999-03-1131:19
Simplicity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-1845:50
Simplicity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-1846:19
Disenchantment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-0841:00
Disenchantment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-0840:53
Five (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-041:28:27
Beginners 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-281:30:39
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-211:31:14
To Live in Accord with Nature (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-1645:25
Introduction To Meditation: Physical Sensations (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-141:25:54
Introduction to Meditation: Week 5 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-011:28:39
Intention Discussion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1742:28
Buddhist Practice and Therapy (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1441:58
Intention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1050:42
Retreat (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-0742:39
Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-1251:30
Forgiveness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0939:32
Discovering the Truth (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0759:47
Compassion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0557:49
Generosity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-2644:03
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-241:28:50
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-221:28:18
Karama Sutta: Intentions that Motivate Change (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-1944:45
Kalama Sutta: To Not BeIn Conflict (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-1762:00
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-151:32:54
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-081:32:23
Choice and Intention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2843:12
Going For Refuge: The Dharma (Week 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2452:32
Chapter of Eights: From Sutta Nipatta (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2149:09

 

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