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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 - A good Enough Practice 2012-06-139:57
The Ten Fetters 2012-06-1143:40
Mindfulness of Listening
2012-06-1039:28
Dharmette Q&A 2012-06-0612:33
The Buddha's Teachings on Not Self
2012-06-0441:01
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
2012-05-1337:40
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
2012-04-3038:47
Precepts 2012-04-2513:27
Practice Notes: Heightened Awareness 2012-04-253:58
What Do We Bring That's Extra
2012-04-2237:34
Seeing Yourself As Whole 2012-04-1810:43
Letting Go: Clinging and Peace
2012-04-1640:16
Contemplation of Death 2012-04-1541:33
Wise Letting Go
2012-04-0939:00
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
2012-03-2515:54
Immediacy and the Five Aggregates
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-2355:25
Practicing with Desire
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-2151:01
The Dharma and Mindfulness
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-1954:49
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella (Series)
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-195:16:07
Three ways of understanding the path
2012-03-1838:16
Questions and Answers 2012-03-1410:21
Practice Notes: The Weight of Concerns
2012-03-144:13
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
2012-02-2738:10
Teaching the Dharma 2012-02-2635:48
The Pedagogy of the Buddha 2012-02-1940:30
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6
2012-02-151:34:00
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
2012-02-081:30:57
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
2012-02-011:27:10
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
2012-01-251:30:37
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
2012-01-2240:46
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 2
2012-01-181:27:28
Dharmette 2012-01-1811:28
Practice Notes: Relaxing During Meditation 2012-01-186:55
Reflections on Practice & Society
2012-01-1634:16
The Four Noble Truths - From Aboutness to the Beingness
2012-01-1532:45
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
2011-12-1244:04
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
2011-12-0545:39
Simple Compassion 2011-12-0444:15
Making a Difference: A Vision for the Role of Mindfulness in Society
2011-12-0154:30
Practice Notes: Vittaka & Viccara 2011-11-306:17
Precepts 2011-11-2844:49
Questions & Answers
2011-11-2143:22
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
2011-11-1341:36
Encountering the Heavenly Messengers 2011-11-1230:52
Practice Notes: How Are You? 2011-11-092:54
Buddhist Ethics
2011-11-0747:39
Intention and Karma 2011-11-0636:43
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Compassion) (Series) 2011-11-046:50:15

 

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