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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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Dharmette: Power and worthiness 2016-01-069:49
Practice Notes: Ease 2016-01-063:56
Experiencing the Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0440:51
Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0342:16
Practice Notes: Thoughts, Equanimity and the Holidays 2015-12-234:21
Questions From the Audience 2015-12-2139:36
Blessings and Merits 2015-12-2041:51
Inspiration for Practice, Inspiration for Compassion 2015-12-1610:55
Practice Notes: Noticing What Works 2015-12-163:16
The Teaching of Not Self 2015-12-1441:16
Guided Instruction: "Unmoving Mind"
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1227:32
Resolve of Peace
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1145:35
Guided Intruction: Open Awareness
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1020:43
The Resolve of Truth
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0944:03
Guided Instruction: Breath and Body
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0829:52
Overview of Four Resolves
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0743:20
Benefit To Self And Others: Responding To Violence
2015-12-0631:16
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 5
• Guided meditation on breathing with what blocks us, and closing comments
2015-12-0445:52
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 4 2015-12-0458:26
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 3 2015-12-0431:50
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part2 2015-12-0457:46
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 1_Guided Meditation
2015-12-0425:09
Teach me to Care & Not to Care 2015-12-029:28
Not Me Not Self Not I 2015-12-021:34
Wisdom, Truth, Relinquishment, Peace 2015-11-3040:54
Compassion 2015-11-2338:03
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-2035:15
Happiness and Well-being
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1953:37
Guided Meditation Instuction on body
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1738:19
Grieving for Paris 2015-11-1641:12
Introduction to factors of concentration
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1656:18
Practicing with Sincerity 2015-11-1541:57
Women in Buddhism Symposium: Opening Remarks 2015-11-147:38
Dharmette: Sincerity 2015-11-1112:37
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 2 2015-11-061:40:44
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 1 2015-11-062:06:05
Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation Building on the Foundation Class 5 2015-11-041:30:28
Being Here 2015-11-044:12
Being Your Own Teacher 2015-11-0410:23
Benefits of Failure 2015-11-0229:32
Distraction and Attention 2015-11-0140:46
Dharmette: Shadow Thoughts and Views 2015-10-2812:40
Practice Notes: Shift subtle attitudes 2015-10-285:57
Being with Conflict and Discomfort 2015-10-2640:35
Perspective that Leads to Liberation from Suffering 2015-10-2532:12
Principles of Cordiality: Virtue and Concentration
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2252:24
Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation: Emotions
2015-10-211:28:11
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2133:39
Principles of Cordiality: Metta in Thought
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2054:44
Principle of Cordiality: Metta in action
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-1853:50
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 2 - Body 2015-10-141:31:55
Dharmette: Desire and Wise Life 2015-10-1414:11
Practice Notes: Notice Desire 2015-10-143:40
Karma: Skillful and Unskillful Actions 2015-10-1242:14
Buddhist Teachings on Karma 2015-10-1136:49
Dharma Practice series: Mindfulness of Breathing (Series) 2015-10-0922:06:59
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 1 - Breath/Posture 2015-10-071:27:42
Being, Trusting in The Body 2015-10-0712:29
Being Rooted 2015-10-073:34
Vision for the Environment 2015-10-0535:32
Earth Week 2015-10-0434:26
Perceptions 2015-10-0338:52
Dharmette: Question and Answer 2015-09-3014:46
Practice Notes: Relax the Eyes 2015-09-303:03
Unification Of Mind 2015-09-2840:19
The Radiance of Emptiness 2015-09-1345:09
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2015-09-121:14:41
Mindfulness of Breathing: Anapanasati 2015-09-0738:54
Mindfulness of Breath 2015-09-0634:10
Dharmette: Papanca: proliferation of Abstract thoughts 2015-09-0212:22
Practice Notes:The Trunk of the Tree 2015-09-025:09
The Role of Knowledge and Vision 2015-08-3136:43
Interview Celebrating 25 Years of Dharma Teaching
2015-08-2943:27
Dharmette:Help Your Emotions feel safe 2015-08-1914:57
Be Amazed. Wow! 2015-08-195:42
Overview of the Meditation Practice 2015-08-1743:31
Thinking 2015-08-1641:06
Relaxation 2015-08-1029:43
Importance of Relaxation 2015-08-0920:12
Yes to What Is 2015-08-0343:15
Doing One Thing at a Time 2015-07-2744:28
Dharmette:One thing at a time 2015-07-2218:04
Practice Notes: How and What 2015-07-226:06
Stop, Recognize, Feel, Relax 2015-07-2038:19
Dharmette - Conflict, No Conflict 2015-07-0812:32
Practice Notes: Right Next to Thinking 2015-07-086:14
Mindfulness of the Body 2015-07-0642:42
Not Self (Anatta) 2015-07-0536:23
Questions? 2015-07-0116:16
Practice Notes: Is this for me to Pick up? 2015-07-013:18
Questions and Answers
2015-06-2943:21
Responding to the World with Love 2015-06-2830:05
Being a witness: Charleston, South Carolina
2015-06-2241:02
Dharmette- Allow the Beautiful 2015-06-1713:12
Practice notes: Patience 2015-06-172:59
Simile of Mara 2015-06-1541:24
Suffering (Dukkha)
2015-06-1439:07
Dharmette - Tigers, rocks, and cliffs on the journey
2015-06-139:36
Shedding the shell of views about the self
2015-06-1334:18
Roots and Latent Tendencies 2015-06-1011:06

 

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