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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.

Practice Notes: Impermanence and Stability 2013-01-233:59
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Body (Week 2) 2013-01-161:31:56
Self and Not-Self 2013-01-1610:40
Practice Notes: Selective Nature of Attention 2013-01-167:43
Right Mindfulness
The Four Noble Truths From the Perspective of Ease 2013-01-1342:11
Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right Action (Series) 2013-01-112:27:07
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Breath (Week 1) 2013-01-091:24:31
What is Most Important Today 2013-01-099:06
Practice Notes 2013-01-092:44
The Four Noble Truths 2013-01-0744:21
The Four Noble Truths 2013-01-0639:07
Choosing Gratitude 2012-12-2329:04
Dharmette 2012-12-1912:38
Response to Tragedy
The Faculty of Wisdom
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
The Faculty of Faith
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
The Buddha's Discourses on Mindfulness
Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right Speech (Series) 2012-12-071:46:19
Selective Attention 2012-11-286:03
Dharmette: Caring for the Inner Life 2012-11-289:56
Right Effort
Right Livelihood
Mindfulness of the Four Noble Truths - Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
Mindfulness of Mind-Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
Mindfulness of Feelings -Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
Introduction-Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
Skillfulness (Uaya Kausalya)
Practice and Sleepiness 2012-11-0712:24
Practice Notes: Your Relationship to What is Happening 2012-11-073:37
Right Action
Awareness of Sensual vs non-Sensual Pleasure
Dharma Practice Day: Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right Intention (Series) 2012-11-022:13:50
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Week 5) 2012-10-311:28:29
Dharmette: Inhabiting Support 2012-10-3111:25
Practice Notes: Consider Supportedness 2012-10-313:04
Right Speech
Karma 2012-10-2837:52
Mindfulness of the Truth - Hindrances
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Thinking (Week 4) 2012-10-171:28:46
Mindfulness of Feelings
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Right Intention
Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Reflections on Action 2012-10-1442:17
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Emotions (Week 3) 2012-10-101:29:43
Dharmette: More About Clarity 2012-10-1011:49
Practice Notes: Establishing Clarity 2012-10-103:49
Right View
Eightfold Path (Series) 2012-10-086:08:56
Karma 2012-10-0739:21
Dharma Practice Day: Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right View (Series) 2012-10-053:20:51
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Body (Part 2) 2012-10-031:27:04
Dharmette: Simplicity as a Teacher 2012-10-038:20
Practice Notes: Keep It Simple 2012-10-031:07
Introduction to the Eightfold Path 2012-10-0137:08
Concentration and Insight 2012-09-3035:26
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Breath (Part 1) 2012-09-261:28:10
Metta Comes to The West
  • Loving Kindness - Metta Comes to the West (PDF)
Blasphemy 2012-09-1642:21
Practice Notes: Marbles in a Bowl 2012-09-123:29
Dharmette: Healing Inner Division 2012-09-1211:49
Community Practice 2012-09-1035:41
Mindfulness of Body 2012-09-0349:10
Meditation as a Mirror to Ourselves
The Buddha's Story 2012-07-3044:49
The Ease of a Curious Mind 2012-07-2940:13
Sacred Pause
Responding to Tragic Events
Dharmette: Causes and Conditions 2012-07-1814:13
Practice Notes How Am I Now? 2012-07-183:01
The Four Roads to the Sacred 2012-07-1638:25
Will Power
Dharmette: Nurturing Change 2012-07-1112:07
Practice Notes: Attention to the Body 2012-07-113:43
The Inquiring Mind 2012-07-0938:57
Thinking Outside of Thinking 2012-07-0842:36
Practice Notes: Noting Subtle Desires 2012-06-134:31
dharmette - A good Enough Practice 2012-06-139:57
The Ten Fetters 2012-06-1143:40
Mindfulness of Listening
Dharmette Q&A 2012-06-0612:33
The Buddha's Teachings on Not Self
Mindfulness of Speech 2012-06-0338:36
Love and Compassion 2012-05-2821:06
Dharmette: The Value of Nothing 2012-05-2314:12
Practice Notes: Naming Wandering Thoughts 2012-05-232:55
Concentration - Part 3 of 3 2012-05-2142:12
Contexts of Mindfulness Practice
Concentration - Part 2 of 3 2012-05-0738:08
Vesak Talk for Adults 2012-05-0616:25
Vesak Talk for Children 2012-05-0618:18
Dharmette: How we lose peace 2012-05-0213:22
Practice Notes: Noticing Peace 2012-05-024:04
Concentration - Part 1 of 3
Precepts 2012-04-2513:27
Practice Notes: Heightened Awareness 2012-04-253:58
What Do We Bring That's Extra
Seeing Yourself As Whole 2012-04-1810:43
Letting Go: Clinging and Peace


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