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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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Eightfold Path: Right Concentration (1 of 4) 2020-11-2714:00
Guided Meditation: Concentration on Breathing 2020-11-2728:54
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (6 of 6) 2020-11-2613:48
Guided Meditation: Seven Factors of Awakening 2020-11-2632:08
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (5 of 6) 2020-11-2514:06
Guided Meditation: Mindful "With" Difficulties 2020-11-2530:42
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (4 of 6) 2020-11-2415:06
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Feelings 2020-11-2432:05
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (3 of 6) 2020-11-2315:25
Guided Meditation: Buddha's Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-11-2330:40
Appreciation and Gratitude 2020-11-2223:27
Guided Meditation: Receiving and Giving 2020-11-2235:36
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (2 of 6) 2020-11-2016:49
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness Which Includes Everything 2020-11-2029:51
Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (1 of 6) 2020-11-1912:47
Guided Meditation: Open Awareness 2020-11-1933:00
Eightfold Path: Right Effort (3 of 3) 2020-11-1814:07
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Thinking 2020-11-1832:33
Eightfold Path: Right Effort (2 of 3) 2020-11-1716:44
Guided Meditation: Holistic Mindfulness of Emotions 2020-11-1731:29
Eightfold Path: Right Effort (1 of 3) 2020-11-1615:53
Guided Meditation: Receiving and Allowing 2020-11-1628:37
Six Actions Leading to Delight
Insight Retreat with Gil and Max for people in their 20's and 30's
2020-11-1542:02
Eightfold Path: Right Livelihood (1 of 1) 2020-11-1316:01
Guided Meditation: Active and Receptive Mindfulness 2020-11-1333:10
EIghtfold Path:Right Action (3 of 3) 2020-11-1216:27
Guided Meditation: Contentment 2020-11-1229:12
Eightfold Path: Right Action (2 of 3) 2020-11-1113:59
Guided Meditation: Mindful Generously 2020-11-1130:47
Eightfold Path: Right Action (1 of 3) 2020-11-1017:15
Guided Meditation: Mindful Harmlessly 2020-11-1029:52
Eightfold Path: Right Speech (3 of 3) 2020-11-0913:49
Guided Meditation: Relating Kindly without Strain 2020-11-0931:55
Buddha's Six Principles For Love and Concord 2020-11-0828:44
Guided Meditation: Mindful with Kindness 2020-11-0835:18
Eightfold Path: Right Speech (2 of 3) 2020-11-0614:09
Guided Meditation: Holding All Things in our Heart 2020-11-0631:30
Eightfold Path: Right Speech (1 of 3) 2020-11-0514:17
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness as Truth-Telling 2020-11-0532:05
Eightfold Path: Right Consideration (3 of 3) 2020-11-0415:09
Guided Meditation: Giving Birth to the World 2020-11-0431:04
Eightfold Path: Right Consideration (2 of 3) 2020-11-0314:16
Guided Meditation on Stillness 2020-11-0331:34
Eightfold Path: Right Consideration (1 of 3) 2020-11-0215:19
Nibbāna for our Challenged World 2020-11-0132:22
Guided Meditation: Alert and Next to Nothing 2020-11-0136:03
Eightfold Path: Right View (3 of 3) 2020-10-3015:37
Guided Meditation: Breath Counting for Freedom 2020-10-3030:50
Eightfold Path: Right View (2 of 3) 2020-10-2914:36
Guided Meditation: Freedom With Change 2020-10-2930:20
Eightfold Path: Right View (1 of 3) 2020-10-2814:49
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness as Observation 2020-10-2831:16
Eightfold Path: Introduction (2 of 2) 2020-10-2713:12
Guided Meditation: Meeting the Sage Within 2020-10-2732:19
Eightfold Path: Introduction (1 of 2) 2020-10-2614:46
Eightfold Path (Series) 2020-10-265:00:08
Guided Meditation: Practicing with "Here” 2020-10-2631:11
Stories with my Zen Teacher, Sojun Mel Weitsman 2020-10-2533:46
Guided Meditation: No Problem: Just Something to Meet 2020-10-2536:42
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

 

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