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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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Halloween/Hungry Ghosts 2003-10-2039:10
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 7) Mind-States 2003-10-1344:07
Death Penalty 2003-10-1254:39
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 6) - Feeling-Tone 2003-10-0641:00
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 5) Charnal-Ground-Meditations 2003-09-2939:38
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 4) The-Four-Elements 2003-09-2243:58
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 3) 32-Body-Parts 2003-09-1547:11
Compassion 2003-09-0738:47
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 2) 2003-09-0140:20
Seven Factors of Awakening 2003-08-3144:33
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 1) 2003-08-2542:40
Questioning Sitting and Seeing 2003-08-2452:38
Eight Fold Path 2003-08-1842:57
Ethics 2003-08-0754:21
Guided Meditation on the Breath 2003-08-0714:42
Process of Transformation 2003-08-0341:47
Confidence 2003-07-2456:27
Guided Meditation: Confidence and the Breath 2003-07-2432:45
Silence 2003-07-2142:47
Ahimsa (Not Harming) 2003-07-2043:18
Mindfulness of Body 2003-07-1753:11
Guided Body Scan 2003-07-1725:04
Mental Proliferation 2003-07-1444:28
Flavors of the Dharma 2003-06-2335:46
Ethics 2003-06-2242:42
Forest Practice 2003-06-1644:49
What is Real 2003-06-0944:02
On Taking Refuge 2003-06-0846:45
Refuge Ceremony 2003-06-0731:52
Coolness - Q & A 2003-06-0246:58
Karma 2003-06-0140:06
Zen Stories 2003-05-2638:11
Anapanasati Sutta 2003-05-0449:16
Gratitude 2003-04-2839:43
Q & A - Enlightenment/Anger 2003-04-1054:58
The Paramis 2003-04-0749:50
Feeding Motivations 2003-04-0643:59
Walking Meditation 2003-04-0342:00
Peace 2003-03-3143:46
Attention 2003-03-2755:35
Healing Breath 2003-03-2342:43
Dying - Part 3 2003-03-191:13:43
Love 2003-03-1741:52
Non-Violent Protest 2003-03-1643:52
Protection 2003-03-1340:35
Dying - Part 2 2003-03-121:27:39
Self Help 2003-03-0951:52
Dying - Part 1 2003-03-051:17:05
Dying in the Dharma (Series) 2003-03-053:58:28
Samsara 2003-03-0256:48
Introduction to Meditation - Week 5 2003-02-051:42:00
Introduction to Meditation - Week 4 2003-01-291:30:14
Introduction to Meditation - Week 3 2003-01-221:30:55
Fear 2003-01-2042:39
Mahapajapati 2003-01-1964:14
Introduction to Meditation - Week 2 2003-01-151:33:34
Mahapajapati 2003-01-1353:16
Introduction to Meditation - Week 1 2003-01-081:23:28
Introduction to Meditation - Winter 2003 (Series) 2003-01-087:40:13
Four Noble Truths 2003-01-0641:05
Four Noble Truths 2003-01-0544:53
Generosity 2002-12-2346:40
The Moon is Always Full 2002-12-1635:56
Bowing 2002-12-1550:42
Bowing 2002-12-0945:25
Skillful Means 2002-12-0247:25
Skillful Means 2002-12-0140:49
Q and A 2002-11-2548:56
Compassion 2002-11-2437:01
Intermediate Mindfulness - Week 4
• Homework - Week 4: Intentions (PDF)
2002-11-201:36:02
Clear Comprehension 2002-11-1748:42
Intermediate Mindfulness - Week 3
• Homework - Week 3: Tracking (PDF)
2002-11-131:38:57
Pain 2002-11-1150:19
Wisdom 2002-11-1046:15
Intermediate Mindfulness - Week 2
• Homework - Week 2: Tuning up (PDF)
2002-11-061:28:09
Wisdom Q and A 2002-11-0343:49
Facing the Demons 2002-10-3162:33
Intermediate Mindfulness - Week 1
• Homework - Week 1: Journal (PDF)
2002-10-301:34:13
Intermediate Mindfulness (Series) 2002-10-3012:09:15
Intermediate Mindfullness (Fall 2002) (Series) 2002-10-306:17:22
Mindfulness of Breathing 2002-10-2048:25
Progress in Practice 2002-10-1443:16
Views of Practice 2002-10-1354:39
Intro to Meditation Wk4 (Thoughts) 2002-10-091:18:13
Noting 2002-10-0739:22
Joy Peace Effort 2002-10-0644:02
Intro to Meditation Wk3 - Emotions 2002-10-021:27:18
The Self 2002-09-3045:23
Peaceful Mind 2002-09-2935:51
God 2002-09-2347:09
Intro to Meditation Wk1 (Breath) 2002-09-181:22:55
Four Noble Truths - Four Foundations of Mindfulness 2002-09-1644:16
Reflections Q&A 2002-09-1545:11
Learning to Love 2002-09-0832:48
Labor 2002-09-0241:16
Upside Down Thinking 2002-09-0151:57
Eightfold Path 2002-08-2644:03
Desire 2002-08-2261:08
Retreat Dynamics 2002-08-1947:28
Guided Meditation 2002-08-086:34

 

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