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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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Public vs Private Practice 2019-02-1040:49
Introduction to Concentration Class 5 2019-02-061:26:10
Dependent, Dependable 2019-02-069:36
Four other Words 2019-02-065:52
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 3 - Refrain 2019-02-0445:06
Guided Meditation on 7 Factors of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-02-0215:51
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-02-0159:17
Introduction to Concentration, Class 4 2019-01-301:34:32
Morning Guided Instruction 3
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-01-3046:55
Investigation Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-01-2956:44
Morning Guided Instructions 2
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-01-2950:14
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-01-2851:22
Intro to 7 Factors of Awakening; Refuges; Precepts
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
2019-01-2712:34
The Dharma in Brief 2019-01-2732:51
Introduction To Concentration Class 3 2019-01-231:32:17
Dharmette: Windless Days 2019-01-2314:08
Practice note: Reference Point 2019-01-237:46
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 2 - Breathing 2019-01-2147:08
The Pebble in Your Shoe 2019-01-2046:43
Introduction to Concentration Class 2 2019-01-161:18:51
The Noble Truths of Becoming 2019-01-1344:11
Choosing the Long Path of Practice 2019-01-1220:56
Introduction to Concentration Class 1 2019-01-091:31:09
Introduction to Concentration (Series) 2019-01-097:23:02
Dharmette: Edges vs Center 2019-01-098:46
Practice Note: Full attention 2019-01-096:47
Satipatthana Sutta (Series) 2019-01-0710:57:58
Foundations of Mindfulness Part 1 - Intro 2019-01-0743:59
Satipatthana Sutta - 2019 (Series) 2019-01-0710:57:58
Dharmette: Resolution to Present Details 2019-01-0212:14
Practice Note: The Moment is Here 2019-01-026:45
Light of Freedom 2018-12-2330:48
Dharmette: What's Not Wrong 2018-12-197:54
Practice Note: Be Still and Look Upon Everything Kindly 2018-12-193:02
The Practice of Attention 2018-12-1743:09
Retreat Closing talk and Q&A
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1527:26
Morning Instruction: Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1550:14
Talk: Love, Presence and Stillness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1451:11
Morning Instruction: Thinking
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1348:59
Talk: Third Right Effort and Mudita
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1251:31
Morning Instruction: Mindfulness of Embodiment
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1149:38
Talk: First Right Effort and Metta
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1050:42
Right Effort With Wholesome Desire 2018-12-0937:59
Dharmette: Is that so? 2018-12-0512:15
Practice Note: Aware 2018-12-056:47
Balance Between Doing And Allowing 2018-12-0336:09
Buddhist Values
2018-12-0237:03
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-5 2018-12-0122:21
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-4 2018-12-0140:54
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-3 2018-12-0138:56
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-2 cont' 2018-12-0112:09
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-2 2018-12-0131:30
Daylong-Mindfulness of Breathing-1 2018-12-0137:50
Dharmette: Time 2018-11-2811:10
Practice Note: Preoccupation, Space 2018-11-280:00
Letting Go 2018-11-2645:22
Dharmette: Giving Thanks/Self Care 2018-11-219:50
Practice Note: Giving Thanks/Self Care 2018-11-215:26
The 5 faculties of the practice 2018-11-1943:27
Guided Meditation on Movement and Stillness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1744:01
The Faculty of Wisdom
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1655:53
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1553:00
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1447:23
Guided Meditation on Mindfulness of Body
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1353:58
The Faculty of Faith
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1248:29
Intro to Five Faculties and Refuges
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1132:58
The Fire of Dharma 2018-11-1135:27
Dharmette: To Live As If Everything is Important 2018-11-0712:06
Practice Note: Thoughts and Body Awareness 2018-11-074:56
A Fairy Tale 2018-11-0536:28
Guided Instruction of Simplicity
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0346:54
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0243:54
Guided Instruction on thinking
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0149:30
Introduction to Mindfulness_integrating Into Daily Life 2018-10-311:25:32
GUided Instruction on Body
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-10-3052:08
Talk: Introduction to Seven Factors of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-10-2946:55
S.T.O.P. (See, Taste, Open, Peace)
2018-10-2834:14
Introduction to Mindfulness Thinking
2018-10-241:25:23
Four Approaches to Ethics 2018-10-2248:43
Guardians Of The World, Guardians Of The Heart 2018-10-2143:04
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

 

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