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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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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (9 of 9) 2020-04-091:14:11
Dharmette: Samadhi (4 of 5) Well-being and Joy 2020-04-0912:27
Guided Meditation on Breathing 2020-04-0932:55
Guided Meditation on Silence 2020-04-0831:51
Dharmette: Feeding and Not Feeding the Troll. 2020-04-0812:14
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (8 of 9) 2020-04-0869:40
Dharmette: Samadhi (3 of 5) Unification of Mind 2020-04-0814:48
Guided Meditation: Holding Everything in the Palm of Awareness 2020-04-0828:56
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (7 of 9) 2020-04-0762:13
Guided Meditation on Quieting Thinking 2020-04-0730:47
Dharmette: Samadhi (2 of 5) Connecting and Sustaining Awareness 2020-04-0714:42
Compassion and the Passion for Practice 2020-04-0622:20
Guided Meditation on Compassion 2020-04-0643:54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (6 of 9) 2020-04-0657:11
Dharmette: Samadhi (1 of 5) Concentration as Centering and Letting go Into 2020-04-0611:52
Guided Meditation: Letting Go Into 2020-04-0632:04
Caring for Self and Others in the Time of COVID-19 2020-04-0533:12
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Care 2020-04-0533:50
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (5 of 9) 2020-04-0362:44
Sati (5 of 5) Abiding in Lucid Awareness (plus Q&A) 2020-04-0331:45
Guided Meditation: Abiding in Mindfulness 2020-04-0326:44
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (4 of 9) 2020-04-0259:39
Guided Meditation on Stepping Away and Stepping Back 2020-04-0230:27
Sati (4 of 5): Observing Change 2020-04-0214:10
Dharmette: Love in the Time of COVID-19
2020-04-015:57
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (3 of 9) 2020-04-0154:24
Dharmette: Sati (3 of 5) Observation 2020-04-0113:33
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness as Observation 2020-04-0130:05
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (2 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-03-3158:47
Sati (2 of 5) Recognition 2020-03-3114:21
Guided Meditation: Direct Experience 2020-03-3129:42
Equanimity 2020-03-3031:27
Guided Meditation: Awarnesss Outside of Thought 2020-03-3048:34
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (1 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-03-3058:15
Sati (1 of 5) Simple Mindfulness 2020-03-3015:17
Guided Meditation on Trusting Mindfulness 2020-03-3028:03
Discovering Peace in Challenging Times 2020-03-2939:07
Guided Meditation - Ease 2020-03-2935:00
Viriya (5 of 5): Effortless Effort 2020-03-2729:21
Guided Meditation on Friendly Spacious Awareness 2020-03-2729:54
Dharmette- Viriya (4 of 5): Mindfulness and Calm 2020-03-2613:44
Guided Meditation: Alert and Tranquil 2020-03-2629:55
Dharmette: Meditation in the Time of COVID-19 2020-03-2510:57
Dharmette-Viriya (3 of 5): Continuous Effort 2020-03-2514:30
Guided Meditation: Receptive Mindfulness 2020-03-2525:29
Virya (2 of 5): Right Endeavor 2020-03-2413:29
Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Vitality. 2020-03-2431:27
Practicing with Fear 2020-03-2331:50
Guided Meditation: Meditation in a Contemplative Way 2020-03-2342:42
Viriya (1 of 5): Initiating Effort 2020-03-2315:00
Guided Meditation: Mindful of What is Obvious 2020-03-2328:22
Gil Speaks about the State of IMC 2020-03-2218:48
Sheltering in Place as a Retreat 2020-03-2243:07
Guided Meditation: Trusting Awareness 2020-03-2232:57
Saddha (5 of 5): Acceptance + Q&A 2020-03-2028:06
Guided Meditation: Spacious Awareness of Breathing 2020-03-1927:54
Dharmette: Saddha (4 of 5) - Trust 2020-03-1914:53
Guided Medtn: Intimacy with the Breath 2020-03-1927:43
Saddha (3 of 5): Conviction 2020-03-1813:45
Guided Meditation: Breathing and the Body 2020-03-1832:11
Saddha (2 of 5): Confidence 2020-03-1714:38
Guided Meditation: Receiving the Breath 2020-03-1730:45
Dharma in Times of Challenges 2020-03-1633:25
Guided Meditation: Kind Awareness 2020-03-167:23
Saddha (1 of 5): Faith 2020-03-1614:34
Guided Meditation: Being with the Breath 2020-03-1619:35
Perspectives: The Beginning and End of the World 2020-03-1537:11
Guided Meditation 2020-03-1532:36
Dharmette: Mindfulness in the Time of COVID-19
2020-03-1113:09
Introduction to Buddhism: Meditation 2020-03-0940:42
The Five Faculties Part II 2020-03-0842:12
Non-Anxious Presence 2020-03-0722:39
The Five Faculties Part I 2020-03-0143:58
Q and A
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2836:42
Guided Meditation: Effortless Mindfulness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2851:22
Guided Meditation: Stability and Steadiness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2751:17
Five Faculties: Concentration
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2645:48
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2446:13
Five Faculties: Faith
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2345:36
Wecome, Five Faculties, Refuges, and Precepts
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2229:43
Two Stories 2020-02-1912:32
Doing, Enjoying 2020-02-194:33
Introduction to Buddhism Part 5: The Equivalence of Ethics and Enlightenment 2020-02-1742:45
Four Qualities Of Attention 2020-02-1646:17
How to be a Poet 2020-02-1210:07
A way of Attending 2020-02-124:13
Introduction to Buddhism Part 4: The Noble Eightfold Path 2020-02-1043:42
Freedom From Self 2020-02-0933:36
Dharmette 2020-02-0510:40
Practice Note 2020-02-053:04
Introduction to Buddhism Part 3: The Path 2020-02-0342:48
The Perfections Myth; Q and A
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-02-0137:28
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Attitude
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-3148:51
The Perfections of Truth and Determination
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-3052:54
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of the Body
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2846:50
The Perfections of Generosity and Integrity
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2752:02
Introductory talk
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2620:09
Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-01-2632:33
No Weight, No Substance 2020-01-2213:30
Letting Go 2020-01-223:24

 

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