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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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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
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 Medtn: 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: Thoughts/Caring 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
Introduction to Buddhism Part 2: The Essence of Liberation, within ourselves and around us
• A reflection on the freedom and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, starting ~29 minutes in.
2020-01-2037:41
Virtuous Behavior 2020-01-1940:02
Wisdom and Meditation on the Eight Fold Path 2020-01-1238:41
Introduction to Buddhism Part 1: The Story of the Buddha 2020-01-0644:34
Introduction to Buddhism (Series) 2020-01-063:31:32
The Four Noble Truths 2020-01-0541:26
2020 Vision 2019-12-3039:49
2020 - The Year of Seeing Clearly 2019-12-2922:13
Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others 2019-12-2237:55
Pausing 2019-12-189:58
Practice Note: Simplicity 2019-12-183:21
Q & A 2019-12-1644:02
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and others
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1454:16
Wisdom: Three Characterisitcs
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1254:51
Guided Instruction on Breath and Emotion
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1150:26
Wisdom: Four Noble Truths
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1054:19
Posture Instruction
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0933:33
Intro to Wisdom
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0831:09
Living the Practice into Daily Life 2019-12-0836:45
Liberating the Mind 2019-12-0732:54
Practice Notes - The Mind 2019-12-046:22
Dharmette - Not Identifying 2019-12-0414:56
The Four Truths of Happiness 2019-12-0242:37
Mindful Speech for a Modern World 2019-12-0142:51
Attention-Focused/Narrow 2019-11-2710:42
Practice Notes 2019-11-275:36
Nibbana 2019-11-2541:13
Ethics for a Modern World
2019-11-2442:20
Doing What's Beautiful 2019-11-1144:56
Thinking That Quiets Thinking 2019-11-1038:41
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2019-11-093:57:35
Practice Note: Generosity 2019-11-065:04
Dharmette: Q and A 2019-11-0615:11
Generosity 2019-11-0441:58
Dharmette: Doing Nothing 2019-10-3014:39
Practice Note: Positive Regard 2019-10-304:29

 

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