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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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The Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness 2007-10-2939:36
Introduction to Meditation (4 of 5) 2007-10-241:26:18
The Seven Factors of Awakening 2007-10-2238:00
Small Bites 2007-10-2133:41
Introduction to Meditation - Emotions (Part 3) 2007-10-171:23:28
靜坐的初步介紹 - 情緒 (第三課,中文錄音)(Introduction to Meditation – Emotion: Chinese recording Part 3)
  • 繁體錄音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 繁體講義與作業Homework  (PDF)
  • 简体録音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 简体讲义与作业Homework (PDF)
2007-10-171:28:16
Speech 2007-10-1540:23
Anapanasati: First Tetrad (1 of 10) 2007-10-1220:31
Anapanasati: Simply Knowing the Breath (3 of 10) 2007-10-125:24
Anapanasati: Calming Bodily Formations (4 of 10) 2007-10-1212:24
Anapanasati: Second Tetrad First Jhana (7 of 10) 2007-10-1240:00
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Joy (8 of 10) 2007-10-1227:31
Anapanasati: Joy Discussion (9 of 10) 2007-10-1217:35
Anapanasati: Second Jhana (10 of 10) 2007-10-1233:43
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Simply Knowing the Breath (2 of 10) 2007-10-1237:39
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Calming Bodily Formations (5 of 10) 2007-10-1236:03
Anapanasati: What is Our Relationship With Our Experience (6 of 10) 2007-10-1217:07
Dharma Practice Day - October 12, 2007 (Series) 2007-10-124:08:02
靜坐的初步介紹 - 身體 (第二課,中文錄音)(Introduction to Meditation – Body: Chinese recording Part 2)
  • 繁體錄音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 繁體講義與作業Homework (PDF)
  • 简体録音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 简体讲义与作业Homework (PDF)
2007-10-101:32:37
Introduction to Meditation - Body (Part 2) 2007-10-101:21:27
Relating 2007-10-0839:49
Four Practice Questions 2007-10-0742:01
Introduction to Meditation - Breath (Part 1) 2007-10-031:11:56
靜坐的初步介紹-呼吸 (第一課,中文錄音) (Introduction to Meditation - Breath; Chinese recording Part 1)
  • 繁體錄音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 繁體講義與作業Homework (PDF)
  • 简体録音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 简体讲义与作业Homework (PDF)
2007-10-031:11:27
靜坐的初步介紹 (Introduction to Meditation: Chinese version) (Series) 2007-10-037:05:40
Introduction to Meditation Online Course Talks (Series) 2007-10-038:23:20
True to Oneself 2007-10-0130:38
The Seven Stages of Purification 2007-09-3040:08
Meditation and Knowing 2007-09-1629:19
Anapanasati: Introducion (1 of 10) 2007-09-0767:12
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Awareness of Breathing Lying Down (2 of 10) 2007-09-0738:45
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Awareness of Breathing Standing Up (3 of 10) 2007-09-073:30
Anapanasati: Awareness of Breathing In the Body Sitting (4 of 10) 2007-09-0728:53
Anapanasati: Discussion (5 of 10) 2007-09-0723:54
Anapanasati: Questions After Lunch (6 of 10) 2007-09-0711:08
Anapanasati: Discussion (8 of 10) 2007-09-0722:27
Anapanasati: Discussion and Close (10 of 10) 2007-09-0710:36
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Experience of Breathing All Phases (9 of 10) 2007-09-0720:23
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation: Experience of Breathing In and Out (7 of 10) 2007-09-0737:08
Anapanasati Practice - Mindfulness of Breathing (Series) 2007-09-0724:30:47
Dharma Practice Day - September 7, 2007 (Series) 2007-09-074:24:00
Mindfulness of Thinking - Week 4 2007-09-0341:08
Breath and Breathing 2007-09-0237:34
Mindfulness of Thinking - Week 3 2007-08-2744:45
Loving Kindness 2007-08-2640:08
Mindfulness of Thinking - Week 2 2007-08-2051:59
The Importance of Skillfulness 2007-08-1943:23
Mindfulness of Thinking - Week 1 2007-08-1343:47
Papañca 2007-07-3047:04
Where We Sit 2007-07-2946:27
Right Understanding 2007-07-2345:24
Effortless Effort 2007-07-2243:36
What Can You Let Go Of 2007-07-1641:22
Meditation and Emotional Security 2007-07-1529:59
U Tejaniya and His Teachings 2007-06-1844:26
Just to be Alive is Enough 2007-06-1133:26
Right Concentration 2007-06-1038:30
Settling of the Sankharas 2007-06-0928:32
Living in the Knowing 2007-06-0930:29
Insight and Concentration Practice 2007-06-0440:43
The Real Miracle 2007-05-2836:13
Conflict 2007-05-2148:56
Mindfulness Continued 2007-05-2037:54
Right Mindfulness 2007-05-1341:41
Effort and Karma 2007-04-2941:01
Conceit, Restlessness, and Anxiety 2007-04-2338:53
Touching the Earth 2007-04-2235:22
Being Prepared 2007-04-1649:29
Human Nature 2007-04-1538:54
Prince Vessantara 2007-04-0940:25
Delusion 2007-04-0844:19
Meeting Yourself 2007-04-0238:57
Being Present 2007-04-0130:20
It Is Me: I Am Not It 2007-01-2941:53
Right Livelihood 2007-01-2837:22
The Dharma of IMC 2007-01-231:37:07
Breathing Easily 2007-01-2230:29
Taking Refuge 2007-01-1434:17
Four Noble Truths 2007-01-0847:06
Four Noble Truths 2007-01-0740:12
Bahiya and the Simplicity of Freedom 2006-12-1653:03
Practice In Daily Life 2006-12-1135:34
The Value of Questioning 2006-12-1030:59
Thinking 2006-12-0448:27
Dealing With Obstacles 2006-12-0342:31
Old Age, Sickness, Death, and Peace 2006-11-2041:09
Silence 2006-11-1335:20
The Story of Bahiya 2006-11-1234:13
Back to Basics: The Breath 2006-11-0641:17
Right Speech 2006-11-0535:49
Buddhist Meditation: Stream Entry (7 of 7) 2006-10-3044:26
Compassion and Service 2006-10-2945:16
Buddhist Meditation: Freedom (6 of 7) 2006-10-2341:08
Generosity 2006-10-2239:13
Buddhist Meditation: Insight (5 of 7) 2006-10-1652:45
Buddhist Meditation: Four Jhanas (4 of 7) 2006-10-0947:16
Right Intention 2006-10-0836:24
Buddhist Meditation: Concentration (3 of 7) 2006-10-0249:00
Appropriate Response 2006-10-0139:51
Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness Practice (2 of 7) 2006-09-2552:06

 

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