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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.

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
Reflections on Practice & Society
The Four Noble Truths - From Aboutness to the Beingness
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 1 2012-01-111:22:22
Dharmette: Using Awareness to Set Ourselves Free 2012-01-1111:45
Four Noble Truths 2012-01-0941:57
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Joy) (Series) 2012-01-061:58:32
Practice Notes: Relaxing During Meditation 2011-12-213:36
Dharmette: Our Inner Light 2011-12-2114:14
More Reflections On Gratitude 2011-12-1942:57
Reflections on Gratitude 2011-12-1843:26
Dharmette: Disenchantment with Suffering 2011-12-1414:00
Practice Notes: It's OK 2011-12-146:00
Joy and the Five Jhanic Factors
Questions and Answers 2011-12-1151:20
Still Quiet Place Within 2011-12-0711:10
Practice Notes: Mental Noting 2011-12-075:45
Developing Concentration
Simple Compassion 2011-12-0444:15
Making a Difference: A Vision for the Role of Mindfulness in Society
Practice Notes: Vittaka & Viccara 2011-11-306:17
Precepts 2011-11-2844:49
Questions & Answers
Fear as a Gateway to Deeper Understanding 2011-11-2036:39
Buddhism Simplified 2011-11-168:15
Practice Notes: Thinking During Meditation 2011-11-165:53
Investigating Desire
Encountering the Heavenly Messengers 2011-11-1230:52
Practice Notes: How Are You? 2011-11-092:54
Buddhist Ethics
Intention and Karma 2011-11-0636:43
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Compassion) (Series) 2011-11-046:50:15
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6 2011-11-021:22:55
Conditions for Compassion 2011-11-0212:06
Practice Notes: Attitudes During Practice 2011-11-023:09
Hungry Ghosts 2011-10-3143:24
Generosity as Freedom 2011-10-3027:27
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5 2011-10-261:25:11
Balancing Past, Present, and Future 2011-10-2611:54
Practice Notes: Concentration 2011-10-263:04
Awareness 2011-10-2440:23
Generosity: Service
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 4 2011-10-191:20:09
Awareness 2011-10-1918:31
Practice Notes: Meditation Attitudes 2011-10-196:04
Nuns' Ordination 2011-10-1744:16
Generosity: The Practice 2011-10-1630:43
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3 2011-10-121:26:18
Insight 2011-10-1048:07
Loving Kindness 2011-10-0940:12
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 2 2011-10-051:17:46
The Dharma Rains On All of Us 2011-10-058:52
Practice Notes: Being Actively Present 2011-10-055:31
Stages of Practice 2011-10-0343:21
Generosity: Overview 2011-10-0235:03
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 1 2011-09-281:18:54
Dharmette: Breathing 2011-09-2815:11
Practice Notes: Receiving Sensations 2011-09-284:16
Relaxing Perception 2011-09-2630:01
Tranquility 2011-09-2531:09
Anapanasati Sutta 2011-09-1939:46
Remembering 9-11: Choosing A Compassionate Response 2011-09-1136:00
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Metta) (Series) 2011-09-095:19:11
Generosity 2011-09-0713:26
Practice Notes: Mindfulness & Awareness 2011-09-074:31
Mindfulness in the Buddhist Context
Mindfulness Practice and Beliefs 2011-08-2926:06
Dharmette: Awareness - Letting Go of Concepts 2011-08-2411:09
Practice Notes: Relaxing the Body 2011-08-243:43
Investigating Happiness
Papañca 2011-07-3136:10
Investigation 2011-07-2542:19
Mindfulness and the Path 2011-07-2442:28
The Six Recollections 2011-07-1844:26
Exploring Pleasant and Unpleasant
Listening to the Dharma 2011-07-1143:19
Dharmette-Importance of Failing 2011-06-2917:22
Practice Notes: Working with Failure 2011-06-292:45
The Book of Eights 2011-06-2745:47
Perfection of Equanimity 2011-06-2634:43
Question and some Answers 2011-06-2045:00
Paramis - Loving Kindness (Metta)
Dharmette - Getting Out of the Way - Trust 2011-06-1512:57
Practice Notes: Just Notice and Feel 2011-06-153:22
Introducing Insight World Aid 2011-06-1268:06
Inquiry On Love
The Context of Mindfulness 2011-06-0638:57
The Paramis: Resolve 2011-06-0540:37
Genjo Koan 2011-05-3038:33
Practice Notes: Respect Everything And Be Still 2011-05-252:27
Personal Reflection of Retreats 2011-05-2344:28
The Insight Retreat Center
Retreat Center Celebration 2011-05-1440:46


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