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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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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
Pratice Notes: Intention 2013-03-133:47
The Five Hindrances Part Two 2013-03-1139:32
Reflections on Sila 2013-03-1027:27
Dharmette: Deep Letting Go 2013-03-068:09
Practice Notes: Concentration 2013-03-065:40
Five Hindrances 2013-03-0440:51
Samadhi: Concentration
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-03-0141:21
Meditation Instruction: Breath
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-02-2826:49
Dharmette: The Three Steps of Mindfulness (Part 2) 2013-02-2712:43
Practice Notes: The Three Steps of Mindfulness (Part 1) 2013-02-274:01
Introduction to the 3 Trainings
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-02-2737:59
Please Call Me by My True Names 2013-02-2422:49
Practice Notes: Confidence 2013-02-202:39
Dharmette: Notice What is Absent 2013-02-2011:27
Questions and Answers
2013-02-1844:54
Questions and Answers 2013-02-1745:44
Cultivating the Noble Eightfold Path - Right Livelihood (Series) 2013-02-151:52:45
Dharmette: No Distractions 2013-02-1313:14
Overview Of The Eightfold Path 2013-02-1147:07
Becoming Aware of the Thinking Process 2013-02-1037:58
Intro Meditation Week 5: The Wider Application of Mindfulness 2013-02-061:27:34
Dharmette: Why be tense? 2013-02-0617:13
Practice Questions 2013-02-063:51
Right Concentration
2013-02-0446:09
Cutlivation & Insight: Not-self
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0260:12
Instruction: Mindfulness of how we're mindful
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0221:29
Instruction: Mindfulness of our relationship to experience
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0115:22
Cultivation & Insight: Impermanence
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-3148:59
Instruction: Mindfulness and Thinking
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-3119:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Thinking (Week 4) 2013-01-301:27:56
Cultivation & Insight: Well-being
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-2954:51
Cultivation & Insight: Stability
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-281:12:24
The Three Characteristics
2013-01-2740:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Emotions (Week 3) 2013-01-231:31:44
Dharmette: Impermanence and Stability 2013-01-2312:23
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
2013-01-1442:21
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
2012-12-1743:31
The Faculty of Wisdom
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2012-12-1452:47
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2012-12-1246:18
The Faculty of Faith
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2012-12-1054:18
The Buddha's Discourses on Mindfulness
2012-12-0940:54
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
2012-11-2640:04
Right Livelihood
2012-11-1934:02
Mindfulness of the Four Noble Truths - Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2012-11-1739:21
Mindfulness of Mind-Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2012-11-1545:58
Mindfulness of Feelings -Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2012-11-1446:30
Introduction-Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Nov 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2012-11-1252:06
Skillfulness (Uaya Kausalya)
2012-11-1143:58
Practice and Sleepiness 2012-11-0712:24
Practice Notes: Your Relationship to What is Happening 2012-11-073:37
Right Action
2012-11-0539:03
Awareness of Sensual vs non-Sensual Pleasure
2012-11-0443:12
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
2012-10-2941:21
Karma 2012-10-2837:52
Mindfulness of the Truth - Hindrances
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
2012-10-1954:27
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Thinking (Week 4) 2012-10-171:28:46
Mindfulness of Feelings
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
2012-10-1757:38
Right Intention
2012-10-1539:37
Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
2012-10-1554:25
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
2012-10-0839:09
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)
2012-09-2443:50
Blasphemy 2012-09-1642:21
Practice Notes: Marbles in a Bowl 2012-09-123:29
Dharmette: Healing Inner Division 2012-09-1211:49

 

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