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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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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
Teachers Convention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-06-2554:50
Deathless Timeless (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-06-1238:01
Gaurdian (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-06-1127:24
Three Doors of Liberation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-06-0443:52
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-06-0162:12
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Week 5) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-251:28:12
Twelve Links of Dependant Origination (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 2000-05-2150:36
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

 

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