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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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Stepping Out Of The Mud Of Identification 2013-11-1035:46
Dharmette: At the Door of In and Out Flow of Experience 2013-11-0610:35
Practice Notes: Gate Keeping 2013-11-065:52
The Second Precept; Sila 2013-11-0334:49
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics - Not Taking What is Not Given (Series) 2013-11-013:23:15
Dharmette: Wise Patience 2013-10-3011:31
Practice Notes: Patience 2013-10-303:38
Breath Meditation 2013-10-2840:23
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 7
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2617:49
Overview of 16 Anapanasati practices
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2558:48
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 5
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2420:05
Introduction to mindfulness meditation Week 4 Thinking 2013-10-231:31:18
Mindfulness of Breathing: third Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2358:46
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 3
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2256:59
Mindfulness of Breathing: first Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2157:52
Stopping the Stream of Rumination 2013-10-2036:17
Intro to Anapanasati and to Retreat
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2035:38
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Week 3 Emotions 2013-10-161:35:27
Dharmette 2013-10-1611:28
Practice Notes 2013-10-166:32
Ethics and Non-Harming
2013-10-1442:15
Ethics and The First Precept 2013-10-1344:37
Introduction to Meditation on Body and Sound 2013-10-091:29:09
Dharmette 2013-10-0911:35
Practice Notes: Awareness 2013-10-096:30
Being Whole & Caring for the Environment 2013-10-0739:57
Environmental Stewardship
2013-10-0635:49
Mindful Steps to an Ethical Life: Dharma Practice Series (Series) 2013-10-0414:51:41
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics- Not Killing (Series) 2013-10-043:44:48
Introduction to mindfulness Class One on Breathing 2013-10-021:24:58
Earth Care Dharmette 2013-10-0214:49
Practice Notes for Earth Care 2013-10-024:56
Nature and Liberation 2013-09-3035:39
Not Self 2013-09-1544:26
Saying Yes/no 2013-09-1111:58
Determination (Resolve) 2013-09-0938:52
Our Relationship to Views 2013-09-0841:53
Community 2013-09-0245:35
The Simile of the Raft
2013-08-2538:22
Dharmette: Every Moment a Chance to Restart 2013-08-219:00
Practice Notes: Every Moment a New Confuguration 2013-08-212:59
Selfing 2013-08-1946:49
Compassion without a Basis 2013-08-1843:34
Dharmette: Opening The Door 2013-08-1413:49
Practice Notes: Proliferation of Thought 2013-08-144:26
Buddhism & Caring For The Environment 2013-08-1244:36
Buddhist Practice and the Environment 2013-08-1143:19
Dharmette: Discontent 2013-07-2410:53
Practice Notes: Contentment 2013-07-243:57
Turning Towards Difficulty 2013-07-2242:23
In the Wake of the Trayvon Martin trial 2013-07-2138:37
Dharmette: Love the Weeds 2013-07-1711:12
"Here" 2013-07-1542:18
Ethics 2013-07-1433:37
The Buddha's Teachings on Personal Practice and the Public Good with Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark (Series) 2013-07-133:33:52
Stilling Desire 2013-07-109:53
Practice Notes 2013-07-103:02
Buddhist Holy Sites
2013-07-0838:47
The Absence Of Mistrust 2013-07-0135:00
1st Principle of Buddhism 2013-06-3046:24
Trust 2013-06-2446:12
Working With Hindrances BELLA
2013-06-2336:04
The Tides Of Conceiving 2013-06-1748:48
Humility 2013-06-0944:57
Reference Points 2013-06-0511:20
Practice Notes 2013-06-052:57
Attainment 2013-06-0326:49
The 5 Supports For Spiritual Maturity 2013-06-0246:10
Practice Note 2013-05-224:58
Mindfulness of Harmony 2013-05-2212:45
Practice suggestions 2013-05-220:00
Practice suggestions 2013-05-220:00
Mindfulness of the Body 2013-05-2044:51
Practicing with Perspectives 2013-05-1942:39
Changing Perspectives 2013-05-1512:07
Non-self and Self Confidence 2013-05-1240:37
Dharma Practice Day-Right Concentration (Series) 2013-05-033:05:20
Dharmette: Questions: Habits 2013-05-0114:59
Practice Notes: Put Aside Instructions 2013-05-012:20
Fear 2013-04-2946:00
Satipatthana: Establishing Mindfulness and Cultivating the Path 2013-04-2855:38
Dharmette: Impact Versus Reaction 2013-04-1711:24
Practice Notes: Notice Impact 2013-04-174:44
Response to Tragedy 2013-04-1518:07
Fear 2013-04-1433:58
The Dharma of IMC 2013-04-101:30:55
Guided Mindfulness Meditation
2013-04-0842:59
Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right Mindfulness (Series) 2013-04-053:44:33
Dharmette: Collectedness and Expansion 2013-04-0310:59
Practice Notes: Unification 2013-04-037:09
The Path Of Non Violence 2013-04-0143:40
Clear Comprehension: Conclusion
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2248:54
Morning Instruction: Thoughts
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2134:02
Clear Comprehension of Domain of practice
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2051:40
Clear Comprehension of Suitability
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1965:03
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1930:20
Clear Comprehension of Purpose
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1847:31
Morning Instructions: Breath
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1716:17
Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path: Right Effort (Series) 2013-03-151:10:28
Dharmette: Intention 2013-03-1311:24

 

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