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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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To Care and Not To Care 2019-08-1841:13
Dharmette: Vows 2019-08-1415:27
Practice note: Razor’s Edge 2019-08-144:21
Hatred and the End of Hatred 2019-08-1137:21
Dharmette: Resolve/Allow Learning how to know which is skillful in the moment. 2019-08-0715:34
Practice Notes: Resolve: What you are doing, what is the effect, what are the consequences. 2019-08-076:13
Karma of Beauty & Ill 2019-08-0540:40
Beautyful 2019-07-3111:44
Beauty 2019-07-314:38
Walk With Beauty 2019-07-2941:13
Five Faculties 2019-07-2829:57
Dharmette: Spaciousness 2019-07-2416:04
Practice Note: Quiet mind 2019-07-247:42
Faith 2019-07-2246:10
Going For Refuge 2019-07-2141:50
Dharmette: Noticing 2019-07-1010:46
Practice Note: Consciousness 2019-07-103:55
Letting Go 2019-07-0733:52
Dharmette: Responses vs Reactions 2019-07-0313:04
Practice Note: Responsibility 2019-07-033:46
Exploring Intentionality 2019-07-0135:12
Karma and Intention 2019-06-3032:59
Dharmette: Self Concious 2019-06-2610:34
Practice Note: Silence 2019-06-263:27
Meditation Instructions 2019-06-2439:51
Not Self 2019-06-2346:20
Nothing At Stake 2019-06-199:38
Simple 2019-06-194:21
No Garbage No Buddha 2019-06-1741:46
Web of Thoughts 2019-06-1029:09
Touching the Earth 2019-06-0937:45
Dharmette: Experience 2019-06-0511:18
Practice Note: Clear Mind 2019-06-053:30
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 15 - Mindfulness and Liberation 2019-06-0349:11
Forms of Awareness 2019-06-0242:10
Different Forms of Attention (Series) 2019-06-011:28:28
Dharmette: Q and A 2019-05-2915:41
Practice Note: Kindly 2019-05-293:31
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 14 - Constant Change 2019-05-2743:37
Intimacy 2019-05-2637:00
Dharmette: Clear Seeing 2019-05-2218:35
Practice Note: Awareness 2019-05-227:46
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 13 - The Seven Factors of Awakening 2019-05-2044:10
What Is The Buddha? 2019-05-1944:32
Dharmette 2019-05-1515:03
Practice Notes 2019-05-157:19
Not Self 2019-05-1246:46
Dharmette: Verified Faith Qualities 2019-05-0814:50
Inner Families of trust 2019-05-085:52
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 12 - The Six Sense Spheres 2019-05-0643:58
Not Self
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0353:28
Cultivating Wellbeing
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0156:55
Cultivating Stability
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-04-2958:10
The Three Trainings 2019-04-2849:37
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 11 - Five Aggregates 2019-04-2240:29
Earth Day 2019 2019-04-2142:24
Practice Note: Relax 2019-04-172:19
Dharmette: Relating to it 2019-04-1710:09
Practice Note: Relax 2019-04-170:00
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 10 - The Five Hinderances 2019-04-1542:12
Being Truth 2019-04-1442:25
Dharmette: Space 2019-04-1010:39
Practice Note: Simplicity 2019-04-103:10
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 9 - Mindfulness of Mind 2019-04-0846:02
Compassion 2019-04-0742:52
Concentration 2019-03-3145:03
The Space Between 2019-03-2714:50
Attention 2019-03-275:25
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 8 - Mindfulness of Feeling Tones 2019-03-2545:21
Working With Hindrances
2019-03-2444:47
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 7 - Contemplating Death 2019-03-1840:16
Final Dharmette and IRC Appreciation
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1643:49
Guided Meditation on Quality of Awareness
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1642:38
Hindrance of Doubt
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1548:32
Thursday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1420:20
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1450:52
Hindrance of Aversion
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1345:32
Guided Meditation on Body
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1246:07
Introduction to Hindrances
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1143:52
Walking Meditation Instructions
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1115:17
Love and the Weight of Suffering 2019-03-1030:46
Dharmette: Incubate 2019-03-069:19
Practice Note: Committment/Devotion 2019-03-064:07
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 6 - The Four Elements 2019-03-0442:36
Talk: 3rd Foundation: Mindfulness of Mind
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2857:14
Talk: 1st Foundation: the Body and Breathing
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2655:54
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2654:45
Intro to Theme: Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2555:54
Emergence 2019-02-2438:20
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 5 - Mindfulness of Body Parts 2019-02-1840:46
Anger
2019-02-1743:18
Dharmette: Knowing, noting and calm. 2019-02-1313:34
Practice note: Acceptance and feeling 2019-02-133:53
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 4 - Mindfulness of Posture and Activities 2019-02-1143:01
Public vs Private Practice 2019-02-1040:49

 

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