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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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Samatha & Vipassana 2018-10-2032:20
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation_Working with emotions
2018-10-171:30:46
Dharmette: Opening to What is Real 2018-10-1710:20
Practice Note: What is real right 2018-10-174:06
Generosity 2018-10-1434:21
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 2nd week the Body 2018-10-101:27:30
Dharmette: Q and A 2018-10-1015:17
Practice Note: Longer term 2018-10-106:43
Caring for the Earth, Caring for Oneself 2018-10-0835:24
Caring for the Earth 2018-10-0743:29
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2018-10-031:26:43
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation on Breathing and Posture 2018-10-031:26:43
Dharmette: Responsibility 2018-10-0312:46
Practice Note: Present Moment 2018-10-032:59
Secret of a Good Life 2018-10-0140:59
Uprooting Greed Hatred and Delusion 2018-09-3030:54
Progressive States of Mindfulness 2018-09-2444:23
Toward Freedom From Samsara 2018-09-1041:41
Mindful Speaking 2018-09-0947:02
Dharmette: Not Always So 2018-09-0510:28
Practice Note: Thinking 2018-09-054:52
Clergy Misconduct 2018-09-0239:56
WOW: Amazing 2018-08-2911:55
Amazing 2018-08-293:18
Three Kinds of Independence 2018-08-2735:01
Truth 2018-08-2635:49
Daylong: Being Here and the Five Faculties (Series) 2018-08-253:57:42
Dharmette: Recognize, feel, relax (2) 2018-08-2213:51
Practice Note: recognize, feel, relax (1) 2018-08-223:05
When Thoughts Stop 2018-08-2038:28
Speech That Unifies 2018-08-1946:35
Dharmette: The Middle in MIndfulness 2018-08-1510:40
Practice Note:Simplicity 2018-08-152:00
Greed, Hatred, and Delusion 2018-08-1345:03
Hinderances and Near Friends 2018-08-1238:58
Dharmette: Imperturbable Meditation 2018-08-0810:27
Practice Note: Motion & Stillness 2018-08-083:44
Questions 2018-08-0634:34
Alternatives to Thinking 2018-07-3040:04
Don't Give Up Your Own Welfare for the Welfare of Others 2018-07-2937:22
Dharmette: This Moment 2018-07-2513:12
Practice Note: Intangibles 2018-07-255:37
Trust Awareness and Love Everyone
2018-07-2332:34
Dharmette: Welcoming 2018-07-1810:30
Practice Note: Being Receptive 2018-07-183:34
Giving Yourself to Practice in Daily Life 2018-07-1642:54
Feelings Dependent on the World, and Feelings Not Dependent on the World 2018-07-0938:06
Forest Bathing 2018-07-0836:10
A Pause in Desire 2018-07-0238:10
Mindful Breathing 2018-07-0141:22
Dharmette: Wise Contentment, Wise Discontentment 2018-06-2713:34
Practice Note: Wise Contentment 2018-06-275:20
Mental Activity and the Five Aggregates 2018-06-2546:02
Spiritual Friends 2018-06-2432:26
Dharmette: Question and Answer 2018-06-209:17
Practice Note: Coming to Our Senses 2018-06-203:31
Expanded Heart as it relates to current immigration issues. 2018-06-1838:44
The Importance Of Nothing
2018-06-1733:45
Bringing Practice to Our Sexual Lives 2018-06-1146:49
Closing words
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0943:21
The Perfection of Equanimity
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0948:12
Guided Meditation: Stillness and Space
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0850:55
The Perfections of Patience and Truth
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0755:26
Instruction: Emotions
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0650:09
The Perfections of Virtue and Renunciation
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0551:01
Instruction: Breath
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0445:21
Wise Speech 2018-06-0343:34
The Five Faculties, Part 3 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0234:33
The Five Faculties, Part 2 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0219:30
The Five Faculties, Part 1 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0234:27
Dharmette: Intentness 2018-05-309:44
Practice Note 2018-05-306:08
Four Ways of Establishing Awareness - Our Ancestral Home 2018-05-2846:52
Burdens of the Mind 2018-05-2732:00
Dharmette: Repetitive Thoughts 2018-05-2312:24
Practice Note: Lived Experience 2018-05-234:12
Stay On the Path
2018-05-2144:48
Guided Meditation: Putting down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1945:46
Putting Down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1850:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Thoughts
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1750:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1651:23
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1552:56
Safeguarding the Sense Doors
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1417:51
Freedom from Thinking 2018-05-1337:52
The Refuges - Class 3
  • Handout: Practicing with the Five Precepts (PDF)
  • Handout: Community As a Jewel (PDF)
2018-05-091:17:06
Lowering the Flag of Self 2018-05-0745:34
Desire 2018-05-0635:32
Desire-Nothing is Enough 2018-05-0526:17
The Refuges - Week 2
  • Handout: The Dharma and the Path of Harmlessness (PDF)
  • Handout: Refuge in the Dhamma (PDF)
2018-05-021:16:27
The Refuges - Week 1
  • Handout: Going for Refuge (PDF)
2018-04-2563:10
Dharmette: Mindfulness and Rafting 2018-04-2514:54
Fear 2018-04-2345:31
Earth Day: Grand Canyon 2018-04-2237:18
Guided Meditation: Still, Spacious Awareness
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2444:10
Talk: Insight into Impermanence
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2350:34
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Emotions
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2248:04
Talk: Cultivating Confidence for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2148:40
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2051:04
Talk: Cultivating Stability for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1945:31

 

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