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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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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
Fear 2001-06-1747:56
Q & A 2001-06-1449:06
Completeness/Perfection 2001-06-1040:34
Q & A 2001-06-0448:41
Mental Noting 2001-06-0344:16
Intention 2001-05-3155:32
Forgiveness 2001-05-2843:56
Heart Sutra 2001-05-2155:26
Heart Sutra (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-05-2154:06
Heart Sutra 2001-05-2061:18
The Breath 2001-05-1756:49
Guided Meditation on the Breath 2001-05-1730:12
Death Penalty Discussion 2001-05-1447:09
Simplicity 2001-05-1344:17
Vesak Ceremony 2001-05-0744:56
Simplification - Jikoji Retreat 1 Fetter (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-05-0450:07
Wisdom 2001-04-3045:46
Introduction to Meditation: Week 5 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-02-011:25:52
Mindfulness of Breathing (1 of 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-2757:18
Mindfulness of Breathing (2 of 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-271:19:42
Mindfulness of Breathing (3 of 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-271:19:09
Mindfulness of Breathing (4 of 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-2751:29
Introduction to Meditation: Week 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-251:32:01
Introduction to Meditation: Week 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-181:32:14
Five Faculties (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-1452:54
Not Self (Part 2) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-111:32:02
The Deathless (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-0745:45
NotSelf (Part 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2001-01-0445:31
Introduction to Meditation (Series) 2001-01-0113:28:50
Loving Kindness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-12-211:29:56
The Enlightenment of The Buddha (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-12-1831:42
Impermanence (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-12-1746:53
Retreat (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-12-1459:23
Q & A (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-12-0434:25
The Four Nobel Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-3058:26
Silence (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-1946:20
Plays of Conceit (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-1337:48
Reconciliation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-1232:33
Five Hinderances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-0953:56
Conciet (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-0629:54
Practice for Life Life For Practice (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-0551:11
Introduction to Meditation: Week 5 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-11-021:30:59
Demons (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-2931:07
Four Foundations (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-2848:48
Introduction to Meditation: Week 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-261:28:38
Compassion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-2344:12
Not-Self (2 of 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-211:32:00
Not-Self (3 of 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-211:10:52
Not-Self (1 of 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-211:28:10
Not Self (Part 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-211:26:41
Not Self (Part 2) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-211:30:10
Fairy Tale Story (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-1243:50
Columbus Day (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-0942:06
Intolerance to Suffering (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-0951:26
Discussion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-0841:39
Fairy Tale Story (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-10-0244:37
Seven Factors of Awakening (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-2543:45
Group Questions (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-2439:40
Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-2153:23
Q&A (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-1848:27
Sangha (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-1733:32
Metta (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-1440:48
Conscious Living (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-0749:09
Integrating Practice with Work (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-0448:35
Relationship to Experience (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-09-0339:03
Discouragement (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-08-3156:52
Clinging (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-08-2847:22
Other Talks on Pain (Series) 2000-08-211:48:59
Mindfulness of Breathing (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-08-2046:23
Five Faculties (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-08-1758:51
Patience and Desire (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-08-0353:56
Pain (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-07-3049:33
Letting Go (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-07-2056:15
Meditation in the Body (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-07-1749:36

 

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