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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: Establishing Clarity 2012-10-103:49
Right View
Eightfold Path Program (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
Contemplation of Death 2012-04-1541:33
Wise Letting Go
Training 2012-04-0243:10
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara- Equanimity (Series) 2012-03-302:36:10
Reflections on Desire 2012-03-2645:04
Something About Nothing
Immediacy and the Five Aggregates
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Practicing with Desire
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
The Dharma and Mindfulness
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella (Series)
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Three ways of understanding the path
Questions and Answers 2012-03-1410:21
Practice Notes: The Weight of Concerns
Questions and Answers 2012-03-1241:34
Views of the Dharma 2012-03-1140:12
Practice Notes: Satisfying Mindfulness 2012-03-076:13
Dharmette 2012-03-0711:29
Practice And Busy Life 2012-03-0537:04
Student-Teacher Dynamic 2012-03-0440:55
Insight World Aid: Compassionate Service Update 2012-02-2964:48
Dharmette: How Do You Carry Yourself? 2012-02-2911:50
Practice Notes: Balance During Meditation 2012-02-293:26
Reviewing Meditation Technique
Teaching the Dharma 2012-02-2635:48
The Pedagogy of the Buddha 2012-02-1940:30
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6
Dharmette: What am I Leaving Out? 2012-02-158:57
Practice Notes: The Wow Factor 2012-02-154:34
Desire 2012-02-1327:00
Reflections on Effort 2012-02-1241:54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5
Being Aware of Attitudes 2012-02-0813:44
Practice Notes: Noting Background Attitudes 2012-02-083:24
Breath Meditation 2012-02-0631:33
Cultivating Joy 2012-02-0540:45
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 4
Dharmette-Dreams and Mindfulness 2012-02-017:39
Practice Notes: Acknowledging Unmindfulness 2012-02-013:05
The Five Faculties 2012-01-3039:59
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3
Dharmette: Q & A 2012-01-2513:51
Practice Notes: Staying Close In 2012-01-253:37
The Five Hindrances 2012-01-2343:00
The Four Noble Truths as Practices
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 2
Dharmette 2012-01-1811:28
Practice Notes: Relaxing During Meditation 2012-01-186:55


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