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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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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
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

 

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