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Introduction to Meditation

Several times a year Gil Fronsdal offers a 5 or 6 week instructional series for beginning meditators. These classes provide a good overview of insight meditation practice as well as many guided meditation sessions which help the student learn how to establish and sustain a daily meditation practice.

This course is also available in:

For further instruction, see the Intermediate Mindfulness series.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (series used in the 2021 online course)

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (1 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing Gil Fronsdal 2020.03.30 58:15 58:15
2020.03.30
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (2 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing Gil Fronsdal 2020.03.31 58:47 58:47
2020.03.31
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (3 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.01 54:25 54:25
2020.04.01
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (4 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.02 59:39 59:39
2020.04.02
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (5 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.03 1:02:45 1:02:45
2020.04.03
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (6 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.06 57:12 57:12
2020.04.06
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (7 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.07 1:02:14 1:02:14
2020.04.07
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (8 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.08 1:09:41 1:09:41
2020.04.08
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (9 of 9) Gil Fronsdal 2020.04.09 1:14:12 1:14:12
2020.04.09

Foundations of Mindfulness

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 1 - Intro Gil Fronsdal 2019.01.07 43:59 43:59
2019.01.07
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 2 - Breathing Gil Fronsdal 2019.01.21 47:09 47:09
2019.01.21
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 3 - Refrain Gil Fronsdal 2019.02.04 45:06 45:06
2019.02.04
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 4 - Mindfulness of Posture and Activities Gil Fronsdal 2019.02.11 43:02 43:02
2019.02.11
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 5 - Mindfulness of Body Parts Gil Fronsdal 2019.02.18 40:46 40:46
2019.02.18
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 6 - The Four Elements Gil Fronsdal 2019.03.04 42:36 42:36
2019.03.04
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 7 - Contemplating Death Gil Fronsdal 2019.03.18 40:17 40:17
2019.03.18
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 8 - Mindfulness of Feeling Tones Gil Fronsdal 2019.03.25 45:21 45:21
2019.03.25
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 9 - Mindfulness of Mind Gil Fronsdal 2019.04.08 46:03 46:03
2019.04.08
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 10 - The Five Hinderances Gil Fronsdal 2019.04.15 42:12 42:12
2019.04.15
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 11 - Five Aggregates Gil Fronsdal 2019.04.22 40:29 40:29
2019.04.22
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 12 - The Six Sense Spheres Gil Fronsdal 2019.05.06 43:59 43:59
2019.05.06
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 13 - The Seven Factors of Awakening Gil Fronsdal 2019.05.20 44:10 44:10
2019.05.20
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 14 - Constant Change Gil Fronsdal 2019.05.27 43:38 43:38
2019.05.27
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 15 - Mindfulness and Liberation Gil Fronsdal 2019.06.03 49:11 49:11
2019.06.03

Introduction to Meditation (Talks for online course prior to 2020)

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Introduction to Meditation - Breath (Part 1) Gil Fronsdal 2007.10.03 1:11:57 1:11:57
2007.10.03
Introduction to Meditation - Body (Part 2) Gil Fronsdal 2007.10.10 1:21:27 1:21:27
2007.10.10
Introduction to Meditation - Emotions (Part 3) Gil Fronsdal 2007.10.17 1:23:29 1:23:29
2007.10.17
Introduction to Meditation - Thinking (Part 4) Gil Fronsdal 2008.01.30 1:25:40 1:25:40
2008.01.30
Introduction to Meditation - Mind (Part 5) Gil Fronsdal 2008.10.29 1:25:47 1:25:47
2008.10.29
Introduction to Meditation - Daily Life (Part 6) Gil Fronsdal 2008.02.13 1:35:00 1:35:00
2008.02.13

Meditation Instructions

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Brief Instructions for Sitting Meditation No Teacher 2001.01.01 05:14 05:14
2001.01.01
Instructions for Walking Meditation No Teacher 2001.01.01 06:47 06:47
2001.01.01
Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice No Teacher 2001.01.01 06:16 06:16
2001.01.01

Other Meditation Instructions

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Gil Fronsdal 2005.10.02 44:12 44:12
2005.10.02
Mental Noting Gil Fronsdal 2008.07.20 46:16 46:16
2008.07.20
Guided Body Scan Gil Fronsdal 2003.07.17 25:05 25:05
2003.07.17
Guided Metta Gil Fronsdal 2001.09.06 28:04 28:04
2001.09.06

Other Meditation Instructions

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Gil Fronsdal 2005.10.02 44:12 44:12
2005.10.02
Mental Noting Gil Fronsdal 2008.07.20 46:16 46:16
2008.07.20
Guided Body Scan Gil Fronsdal 2003.07.17 25:05 25:05
2003.07.17
Guided Metta Gil Fronsdal 2001.09.06 28:04 28:04
2001.09.06

Appears in Series:

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
Date
Actions
Meditation Fundamentals <multiple> 2001.01.01 66:00:36 66:00:36
2001.01.01
Meditation Fundamentals <multiple> 2001.01.01 66:00:36 66:00:36
2001.01.01

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