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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.

The Five Powers 2016-11-1757:50
Instruction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
The Five Hindrances
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Response to Election 2016-11-1334:39
Daylong on Love, Empathy, Hospitality (Series) 2016-11-122:33:35
Dharmette 2016-11-0924:15
Practice Note 2016-11-094:48
The Ten Qualities of a Political Leader 2016-11-0740:36
The Qualities of a Leader (Dharma talk) 2016-11-0639:00
The Qualities of a Leader (group discussion)
Renunciation, the Third Parami (Dharma Practice Day, November 2016) (Series) 2016-11-042:00:23
Introduction to Meditation - Part 4: Mindfulness of Thoughts 2016-11-021:33:41
Dharmette: Loving kindness 2016-11-029:42
Practice Note: Simple image 2016-11-024:05
Halloween 2016 2016-10-3140:32
The Sixteen Steps of Anapanasati
  • Sixteen Steps of Anapanasati (PDF)
Introduction to Meditation - Part 3: Mindfulness of Emotions 2016-10-261:35:07
Introduction to Meditation - Part 2: Mindfulness of the Body 2016-10-191:30:01
Anxiety and Lack of Confidence 2016-10-1631:04
Introduction to Meditation - Part 1: Overview 2016-10-121:24:46
Introduction to Meditation - Autumn 2016 (Series) 2016-10-126:03:36
Dharmette 2016-10-1213:00
Practice Note 2016-10-127:01
Healing the World 2016-10-1041:38
Studying Desire 2016-10-0938:06
Virtue, the Second Parami (Dharma Practice Day, October 2016) (Series) 2016-10-072:44:18
Dharmette: Peaceful Mind
Practice Note:Preoccupation 2016-10-056:31
For A Future To Be Possible 2016-10-0240:18
Heartwood and Branches: Finding Well-being Within Thinking
• A talk on finding well-being amidst papanca, conceptual proliferation.
Dharmette 2016-09-2811:26
Practice Note 2016-09-284:11
Questions and Answers 2016-09-2645:42
Generosity and Volunteerism
Daylong Meditation Retreats (Series) 2016-09-1016:02:31
Mindfulness of the Body Daylong (Series) 2016-09-103:52:55
Generosity, the first Parami (Dharma Practice Day 2016) (Series) 2016-09-091:48:25
The Practice of Volunteering at IMC 2016-09-0725:31
Dharmette:Benefits of letting Go 2016-09-0713:26
Practice Note: Let Go Into Something 2016-09-073:44
Q&A 2016-09-0541:29
Kindness and the ecology of clinging 2016-09-0438:08
Whose Impermanence Is It? 2016-08-2942:32
Nothing is Worth Clinging To 2016-08-2823:31
Practice Note 2016-08-243:57
Dharmette 2016-08-2410:46
Practice Note 2016-08-243:55
Practice As An Expression 2016-08-2243:08
Practice Note 2016-08-173:47
Dharmette 2016-08-179:56
Role of Thinking 2016-08-1543:28
Dharmette: Metaphors 2016-08-1011:28
Practice Note: Awareness 2016-08-103:53
The Secret in Mindfulness 2016-08-0841:24
Mindfulness of Body 2016-08-0145:28
Mindfulness Cultivates Ethical Virtue 2016-07-3136:15
Dharmette: Content vs process 2016-07-2010:43
Practice Note: Thoughts as Scenery
Lessons From Gandhi.
From Challenges to a New Vision 2016-07-1745:01
Dharmette: 3 Phases of Practice 2016-07-1313:40
Practice Note: Imperfect 2016-07-136:58
Learning from Ease 2016-07-1142:32
The Buddha and Black Lives Matter
Practice Note: Surfing
Dharmette: Expectations
Liberation and Relief 2016-07-0339:55
Dharmette 2016-06-2911:54
Practice Note: Discovering Something Better
Gratitude - Inner Wealth 2016-06-2745:38
Thoughts on Thinking
Dharmette: Confidence 2016-06-2212:35
Practice Note: Ease 2016-06-225:34
Generosity 2016-06-2045:12
Compassion 2016-06-1946:24
Dharmette 2016-06-1512:48
Orlando, Hatred never ends hate 2016-06-1344:32
Concluding Talk and Q & A
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Guided Meditation Instructions 6
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
The Paramita of Concentration
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Guided Meditation Instruction 4 - Thoughts
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
The Paramita of Patience
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Guided Meditation Instructions 2 - The body
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
The Paramita of Generosity
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Stopping and Looking at Anger
Cultivating the five spiritual strengths. (Series) 2016-06-0443:19
Studying Desire 2016-05-3041:40
3 Questions Regarding Fear 2016-05-2941:05
Right Attitude (Intention) 2016-05-2344:38
Vesak Day Talk 2016-05-2246:28
Right Intention: Loving Kindness
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
Right Intention: Introduction
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
Q & A on Intentions 2016-05-1641:42
Being Our Own Teacher 2016-05-1542:08
Gil and Andrea: Behind the Veil 2016-05-111:20:54
Dharmette: Pleasant and unpleasant 2016-05-1111:16
Practice Note: Practicing with discomfort 2016-05-115:38


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