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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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Practice Notes: Relaxing the Body 2011-08-243:43
Investigating Happiness
2011-08-0148:48
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
2011-07-1751:52
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)
2011-06-1940:54
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
2011-06-1220:57
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
2011-05-229:16
Retreat Center Celebration 2011-05-1440:46
Mindfulness of Thinking
IMC May 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-05-1162:31
Mindfulness of Emotions 2011-05-0944:43
Mindfulness of Emotion
IMC May 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-05-0958:01
Mindfulness of Breath
IMC May 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-05-0761:04
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Metta) (Series) 2011-05-062:28:45
Dharmette- Self Referential Thinking 2011-05-0411:19
Practice Notes: Do Not Know Mantra 2011-05-042:36
Kusula
2011-05-0239:25
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Resolve) (Series) 2011-04-152:08:07
Dharmette-A zen poem 2011-04-1315:01
Journeys 2011-04-1042:25
The Journey of Practice 2011-04-0939:43
Dharmette-Empathy 2011-04-0611:39
What the Buddha Taught
2011-04-0438:43
The Ordinary Nature of Buddhist Practice
2011-04-0339:54
The Ordinary Mind 2011-03-3010:54
Our Attachments 2011-03-2842:22
The Process of Awakening Every Day
2011-03-2726:24
The Maturation of Awakening
IMC March 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-03-2554:46
The Energizing Factors of Awakening
IMC March 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-03-2356:46
Intro to Awakening
IMC March 2011 Hidden Villa Retreat
2011-03-2157:01
How We Come Together 2011-03-2038:40
Dharmette- Finding Your Practice 2011-03-1610:09
Buddhist approach to facing challenges in life
2011-03-1434:49
Challenges in Life
2011-03-1343:10
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
2011-03-0634:19
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
2011-01-3042:58
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
2011-01-1736:34
Four Noble Truths
2011-01-1635:54
Turning Towards Uncomfortableness
2011-01-1211:51
Practice Notes
2011-01-123:42
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
2011-01-0552:55
Qualities of Faith
2011-01-0339:04
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
2010-12-0644:58
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
2010-11-2240:51

 

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