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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.

How We Come Together 2011-03-2038:40
Dharmette- Finding Your Practice 2011-03-1610:09
Buddhist approach to facing challenges in life
Challenges in Life
Changing Perspective 2011-03-0913:55
Practice Notes: What We Pay Attention To 2011-03-094:27
Mindfulness of the Body 2011-03-0738:43
The Paramis: Truthfulness
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Truthfulness) (Series) 2011-03-042:43:43
Intention 2011-03-0212:37
Practice Notes: Intention 2011-03-022:28
The Satipatthana Sutta 2011-02-2846:57
Buddhist Response to Violence 2011-02-2045:33
Speaking 2011-02-1439:33
Paying Attention to the Breath 2011-02-1346:52
Trunk and Branches of Practice 2011-02-098:39
Listening 2011-02-0740:31
The Paramis: Patience 2011-02-0638:21
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Patience) (Series) 2011-02-042:09:00
Rhythm in Practice 2011-02-0212:45
Practice Notes: Keep It Simple 2011-02-023:52
Solitude 2011-01-3140:37
Questions and Answers
Q & A 2011-01-2614:37
Practice Notes: Awareness Holds Everything 2011-01-262:54
Meeting Another 2011-01-2435:21
Being, Doing, and Knowing 2011-01-2335:33
Sutta Study: The Parinibbana Sutta: The Discourse On The Buddha's Last Day (Series) 2011-01-214:05:52
Complaining and Investigation 2011-01-199:04
Practice Notes: Stillness and Movement 2011-01-196:04
Paths To Freedom
Four Noble Truths
Turning Towards Uncomfortableness
Practice Notes
Retreats as Sanctuary 2011-01-1023:04
Perfection of Effort 2011-01-0939:18
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Effort) (Series) 2011-01-073:54:42
A Monastery Within - A Book Reading
Qualities of Faith
Compassion 2010-12-2636:25
The Role of Buddhist Teachers 2010-12-1941:00
Sun Buddha Moon Buddha 2010-12-1511:22
Practice Notes: The Shape of Awareness 2010-12-157:13
Being A Light Unto Yourself 2010-12-1338:13
The Practice Of Retreats 2010-12-1232:13
How We Hold Our Thoughts 2010-12-088:07
Practice Notes: Look Behind Your Thoughts 2010-12-083:31
What Are We Not Conscious Of
The Paramis-Wisdom 2010-12-0543:21
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Wisdom) (Series) 2010-12-032:08:04
Understanding the Purpose of Practice 2010-12-0113:22
Practice Notes: Mindfulness Itself 2010-12-014:43
The Five Hindrances 2010-11-2946:34
Reflections on Loss
Teachings on Emptiness
Mindfulness of the Mind 2010-11-109:31
Practice Notes: Mindfulness of the Mind 2010-11-104:36
Overview of Introduction to Meditation
Being A Good Student 2010-11-0829:09
The Paramis: Renunciation 2010-11-0735:34
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Renunciation) (Series) 2010-11-052:08:31
Thinking 2010-11-0312:31
Practice Notes: Thinking 2010-11-036:07
Exploring Emotions 2010-10-2711:58
Practice Notes: Mindfulness of Emotions 2010-10-275:25
The Practice of Gladdening, Collecting and Releasing
Buddhism and Vegetarianism 2010-10-1845:12
The Paramis: Virtue 2010-10-1734:07
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Virtue) (Series) 2010-10-152:18:28
Wisdom of the Body 2010-10-1315:07
Practice Notes: The Importance of the Body 2010-10-134:57
The True Self
Being with the Breath 2010-10-0614:28
Practice Notes: The Breath 2010-10-063:03
IMC Online Community Practice Instructions (Series) 2010-10-061:13:40
Online Community Q&A with Gil Fronsdal (Series) 2010-10-063:56:25
The Buddha's Teaching on Self and Not Self 2010-10-0441:16
The Buddha's Teaching to Bahiya 2010-10-0330:25
Investigation of Ease and Un-Ease 2010-09-1939:10
Practice Notes
Dharma Teens plus The Paramis: Generosity
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Generosity) (Series) 2010-09-103:28:51
Dharma Practice Series 2010-2011: The Paramis (Series) 2010-09-1024:08:52
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Equanimity) (Series) 2010-09-1027:08:50
Exploring the Concept of Self
The Ten Paramis: Overview 2010-09-0536:16
What is Being Requested 2010-09-019:58
Practice Notes: Working with Tension 2010-09-013:39
Anatta 2010-08-3045:25
Historical Roots of Western Vipassana 2010-08-2949:22
Practice Notes: In the Body 2010-08-253:00
Five Faculties 2010-08-0941:07
Dharmette-Contentment and Discontentment 2010-08-0413:36
Practice Notes: Amoeba Mind 2010-08-044:01
More On Equanimity
Social Equanimity


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