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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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Nibbāna (5 of 5) The Birth of the Eightfold Path 2020-10-2315:08
Guided Meditation: In the Current of Now 2020-10-2331:22
Nibbāna (4 of 5) Functions of Nibbāna 2020-10-2214:13
Guided Meditation: Aware Like an Open Door 2020-10-2231:05
Nibbāna (3 of 5) Nibbāna is Release 2020-10-2113:51
Guided Meditation: Release 2020-10-2131:53
Nibbāna (2 of 5) Going Out of the Fire 2020-10-2012:28
Guided Meditation: Seeing Without Reacting 2020-10-2029:06
Nibbāna (1 of 5) Introduction, Synonyms for Nibbāna 2020-10-1915:57
Guided Meditation: Mindful to the End 2020-10-1929:16
Nibbāna (Series) 2020-10-192:57:51
Skillful Actions and the Three Refuges 2020-10-1828:15
Guided Meditation: Time Out for Freedom 2020-10-1834:10
Bicycle Pilgrimage and Blessing 2020-10-0419:12
Earth Care as Self Care 2020-10-0424:22
Guided Meditation: Self Care 2020-10-0436:22
Mindfulness of Oneself (5 of 5) Freedom from Self 2020-10-0239:28
Guided Mediation: Giving Freedom 2020-10-0231:30
Mindfulness of Oneself (4 of 5) This is Not-Self 2020-10-0115:24
Guided Meditation: This is not Personal 2020-10-0132:12
Mindfulness of Oneself (3 of 5) Self as a Projection 2020-09-3015:19
Guided Meditation: Who are You When Answering Without Thought? 2020-09-3031:04
Mindfulness of Oneself (2 of 5) Selfing and Its Influences 2020-09-2918:00
Guided Meditation: Quieting the Mind 2020-09-2930:38
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Self-Respect 2020-09-2830:47
Mindfulness of Oneself (1 of 5) Finding the Treasure of Oneself 2020-09-2814:58
Mindfulness of Oneself (Series) 2020-09-284:19:24
The Buddha as an Activist 2020-09-2732:57
Guided Meditation: Healing Inner Divides 2020-09-2733:29
Mindful Letting Go (5 of 5) Liberating Absence and Relinquishment 2020-09-2512:48
Guided Meditation: Mindful of Absence 2020-09-2530:16
Mindful Letting Go (4 of 5) Allowing Release 2020-09-2411:23
Guided Meditation: Release 2020-09-2434:21
Mindful Letting Go (3 of 5) Letting Go as Generosity 2020-09-2311:59
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Generosity
Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ines Freedman
2020-09-2331:29
Mindful Letting Go (2 of 5) Wise Letting Go 2020-09-2213:44
Guided Meditation: Letting Go Into 2020-09-2230:51
Mindful Letting Go (1 of 5) Learning Go and Letting Be 2020-09-2114:28
Guided Meditation: Letting Be
Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ines Freedman
2020-09-2132:28
Mindful Letting Go (Series) 2020-09-213:43:52
Guided Meditation: Mindful Letting Go 2020-09-1831:42
Mindfulness of the Body (5 of 5) Concluding Instruction 2020-09-1813:00
Mindfulness of the Body (4 of 5) Physically Calming the Mind 2020-09-1710:41
Guided Meditation: Relaxing the Body to Relax the Mind 2020-09-1731:45
Mindfulness of the Body (3 of 5) Embodied Joy 2020-09-1613:50
Guided Meditation: Receptive to Harmless Joy 2020-09-1632:23
Mindfulness of the Body (2 of 5) Calmness Surfaces Goodness 2020-09-1512:25
Guided Meditation: Relaxation and Clarity 2020-09-1532:45
Mindfulness of the Body (1 of 5) The Conscious Body 2020-09-1412:31
Guided Meditation: Relaxation and Receptivity 2020-09-1431:34
Mindfulness of the Body (Series) 2020-09-143:42:42
The Buddha Taught Action 2020-09-1332:46
Guided Meditation: Relaxation as Foundational 2020-09-1335:15
Guided Meditation: Non-Clinging and Non-Blockage 2020-09-1130:22
Mindfulness of Emotions (5 of 5) Closing Down or Opening Up 2020-09-1116:03
Guided Meditation: The Inner LIfe 2020-09-1031:09
Mindfulness of Emotions (4 of 5) Quality of the Inner Life. 2020-09-1015:22
Mindfulness of Emotions (3 of 5) Emotions and Feelings 2020-09-0913:39
Guide Meditation: Balance 2020-09-0932:05
Mindfulness of Emotions (2 of 5) Emotions in the Body
2020-09-0814:53
Guided Meditation: Breathing with Emotions
2020-09-0833:38
Mindfulness of Emotions (1 of 5) Introduction 2020-09-0712:16
Guided Meditation: Giving Freedom to Emotions
2020-09-0732:04
Mindfulness of Emotions (Series) 2020-09-073:51:36
Guided Meditation: Not Clinging to Thoughts 2020-09-0432:12
Mindfulness of Thinking (5 of 5) The Joy of Not Clinging to Thoughts 2020-09-0413:54
Mindfulness of Thinking (4 of 5) Beyond Thinking 2020-09-0312:57
Guided Meditation: The Space Around Thoughts 2020-09-0331:34
Mindfulness of Thinking (3 of 5) Types of Thinking 2020-09-0213:48
Guided Meditation: Thinking vs Knowing 2020-09-0233:03
Mindfulness of Thinking (2 of 5) The Process of Thinking 2020-09-0115:25
Guided Meditation: Mindful of the Process of Thinking 2020-09-0130:21
Mindfulness of Thinking (1 of 5) Recognizing Thinking 2020-08-3115:03
Guided Meditation: Settling Thoughts 2020-08-3130:32
Mindfulness of Thinking (Series) 2020-08-313:48:53
August 30, 2:30pm - Dharma Talk - Who Can Untangle The Tangle?
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3027:23
Social Justice Through a Buddhist Lens 2020-08-3025:43
Guided Meditation: Touching the Dharma Within 2020-08-3033:38
August 30, 7:30 a.m. Mindfulness of Breathing: Exuberant Joy
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3012:00
August 30, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Enjoying Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3030:22
Mindfulness of Breathing (7 of 7) Exuberant Joy 2020-08-3012:00
Guided Meditation: Enjoying Breathing 2020-08-3030:22
August 29, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of Thinking + Friendliness
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2941:45
August 29, 7:30 a.m.: Mindfulness of Breathing (6 of 7) Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2913:24
Mindfulness of Breathing (6 of 7) Letting Go 2020-08-2913:24
August 29, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Breathing and Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2933:04
Guided Meditation: Breathing and Letting Go 2020-08-2933:04
August 28, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of the Body
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2844:06
August 28, 7:30 a.m. Dharmette: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2812:48
August 28, 7:00 am sit: Guided Meditation: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2831:31
Mindfulness of Breathing (5 of 7) Intimacy with Breathing 2020-08-2812:48
Guided Meditation: Intimacy with Breathing 2020-08-2831:31
Mindfulness of Breathing (4 of 7) Breathing as a Mirror 2020-08-2712:00
Guided Meditation: The Full Breath Cycle 2020-08-2732:00
Guided Meditation: Breathing With Experience 2020-08-2631:33
Mindfulness of Breathing (3 of 7) Freedom with Breathing 2020-08-2613:02
Mindfulness of Breathing (2 of 7) Continuity 2020-08-2514:23
Guided Meditation: Continuity with Breathing 2020-08-2529:55
Mindfulness of Breathing (1 of 7) Introduction to Breathing 2020-08-2413:28
Guided Meditation: Relaxing with Breathing 2020-08-2429:45

 

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