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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.

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
Practice Notes: Stability 2010-07-284:51
Delusion 2010-07-2643:54
Staying Upright 2010-07-2111:36
Practice Notes: Be Relaxed 2010-07-212:18
Cultivating Tranquility 2010-07-1828:21
Practice Note
Dharma 2010-07-1248:13
Lay Practice 2010-06-1445:25
Questions and Answers 2010-06-1346:04
Meditation As Self-expression 2010-06-0912:01
Practice Notes: Stillness 2010-06-095:28
Questions and Answers 2010-06-0743:37
What We Attend To 2010-06-0640:28
Ease 2010-05-3148:55
Buddhist Training 2010-05-3032:40
Using Reference Points 2010-05-2611:57
Practice Notes: Two Phases of Training 2010-05-263:37
Path to Freedom 2010-05-2446:55
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Equanimity) (Series) 2010-05-211:43:37
Practice Notes: Practice as Kite Flying 2010-05-195:09
The Cessation of Suffering 2010-05-1736:52
Compassion and Meeting Ourselves 2010-05-1631:24
Compassion 2010-05-1536:27
Introduction to Loving-kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal (Series) 2010-05-125:48:00
Practice Notes: Attitudes of Mindfulness 2010-05-123:43
Four Types Of Clinging
Supported By The Dharma 2010-05-0936:34
Turning Toward Suffering 2010-05-0342:37
Reflections on Intention 2010-05-0245:22
Doing One Thing at a Time 2010-04-289:28
Practice Notes: One Thing at a Time 2010-04-283:10
Intention 2010-04-2533:52
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Concentration) (Series) 2010-04-233:53:10
Teach Yourself to Grow Food 2010-04-2112:22
Practice Notes: Noting Thinking 2010-04-213:06
Mindfulness and Concentration 2010-04-1945:49
Practice Notes: Where Do You Think 2010-04-145:39


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