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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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Secondnd Precept and Contentment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-3058:25
Questioning 1 day sit (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-2553:57
Anger (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-2364:01
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-0257:06
Fullness of Being (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-2639:25
Sitting in the Middle (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-2345:52
Sickness, Old Age, and Death (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-1646:22
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-121:32:41
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-051:30:53
Mindfulness of Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-0251:40
Commentary (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-261:28:54
Conventional and Ultimate (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-2336:17
The Mind as Non-Clinging (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-2156:04
Dependent Co-Arising (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-1444:49
Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-0553:00
Calmness - The Seven Faculties (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-0246:42
Violence Pacifism (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-01-0535:58
Faith (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-12-1530:38
Generosity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-12-1143:56
The Felt Sense of Experience (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-11-1045:36
Three Models of the Path (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-11-0342:21
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-301:13:04
Halloween (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2741:32
Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-231:22:03
Noting (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2131:59
Second Noble Truth: Cause of Suffering (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2042:26
Frustration (Another Word for Dukka) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-1337:11
Introduction to Meditation: Posture and Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-021:33:33
Perspective and Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2942:17
Precepts and Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2545:40
Priorities and Perspectives (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2247:36
Listening and Hearing (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-1541:39
Bowing (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-0848:31
On Friendship (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-08-2532:29
Fear (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-07-1756:11
Self Concept (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-07-1451:24
Fear (Part 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-07-1053:39
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-291:16:05
Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-291:11:47
Four Nutrients (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-1244:33
The Sacred (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-1051:27
Impermanence (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-0551:55
Introduction to Meditation: Posture and Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-05-011:29:30
Judgements (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-04-2848:42
On Hands (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-04-1447:23
Factor of Investigation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-04-1260:30
Conviction (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-3153:35
Right Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-2464:10
The Bodhisattva Path (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-2238:47
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-1745:58
Eightfold Path: Right Effort (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-1038:55
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-061:17:57
Eightfold Path: Right Livelyhood (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-03-0351:07
Eightfold Path: Right Speech Part 2 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-02-2450:36
Introduction to Meditation: Emotions (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-02-201:11:28
Eightfold Path: Right Speech Part 1 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-02-1740:06
Right Intention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-02-1050:04
Fourth Noble Truth: Eight Fold Path (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-02-0340:36
Third Noble Truth Cessation of Suffering (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-01-2741:25
First Noble Truth: Suffering Occurs (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-01-1350:40
Introduction to the Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-01-0646:44
Four Noble Thruths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-12-3060:01
New Year's Retreat: Five Hinderances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-12-3061:05
Four Noble Truths Day 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-12-3061:25
Walking Mediation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-12-1947:58
Heart Sutra (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-12-1635:28
Heart Sutra I (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-2747:50
Practice in Daily Life and Five Hidrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-211:15:40
Our Sangha: It's Future (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-1848:14
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Week 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-141:11:04
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-0957:06
Introduction to Meditation: Emotions (Week 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-11-071:17:07
Introduction to Meditation: Physical Experiences (Week 2) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-10-3168:46
Demons and Hungry Ghosts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-10-2847:18
Introduction to Meditation: Posture and Breath (Week 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-10-241:29:23
Bringing Mindfulness to Our Emotions (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-10-1441:34
Projections and Clear Seeking (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-10-0739:42
Compassion Week 2 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-09-3043:43
Compassion Week 1 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-09-2343:23
The Art of Questioning (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-09-0946:03
Renunciation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-09-0250:57
The Experience of Awareness-An Overview of Theravadin Tradition (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-08-2645:14
Money (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-08-1945:23
Karma (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-06-2439:51
Myth: Inanna Visists the Underworld (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-06-0837:50
Going for Refuge: Ceremony (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-06-0152:16
Going for Refuge: Class 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-05-2251:14
Right Speech + Disc. (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-05-2050:43
Going for Refuge: Class 2 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-05-1550:39
Going for Refuge: Class1 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-05-0846:03
Life of Buddha Vesak Celebrate (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-05-0642:39
Fear (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-04-1544:50
Five Spiritual Practices (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-04-0446:03
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-281:31:57
Grasping - The Self (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-2547:39
Tape 2 One Day Grasping (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-2254:54
Metta: Sutra Reading (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-2131:59
Insights of Direct Experiences (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-1853:26
Clinging to Views and Opinions (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-03-1150:20
Faith (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1996-02-2644:09

 

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