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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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Wisdom From Mistakes 2016-05-0133:46
Dharmette 2016-04-209:33
Practice Notes 2016-04-203:40
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 12: Cultivating Lucid Awareness
2016-04-1848:21
To Be Buddha 2016-04-1740:07
Wisdom About Delusion 2016-04-1039:52
Dharmette 2016-04-0612:02
Practice Notes 2016-04-062:30
Dharmette 2016-03-3010:05
Practice Notes
Dharma and the Creative Process
2016-03-306:13
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 11: The Arising and Cessation of Suffering 2016-03-2838:40
Dependent Arising: Liberation and Knowledge of Liberation
Dharma and the Creative Process
2016-03-2651:07
Dependent Arising: Liberation and Knowledge of Liberation
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2651:57
Guided Instruction on How we are Mindful
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2524:14
Dependent Arising: Concentration and Seeing things as they are
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2453:34
Guided instruction: Emotions
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2339:58
Dependent Arising: Delight and Joy
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2256:24
Instruction on Meditation Posture
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2123:08
Guided Instruction on Breathing
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2132:30
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 10: 7 Factors of Awakening 2016-03-2142:16
Intro to Liberative Dependent Arising and Refuge chant
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2038:26
The Path of Practice 2016-03-2048:11
Dharmette: Questions 2016-03-1616:01
Practice Notes: Soft, receptive mind 2016-03-163:45
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: The Six Entanglements 2016-03-1442:31
Trusting the Emergence of Wisdom
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1249:43
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 5
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1224:42
Three Characteristics and their supports
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1152:43
Not-Self
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1048:41
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 4
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1018:59
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 5
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0912:15
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 3
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0941:16
Impermanence
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0953:57
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 2
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0826:34
Conditionality
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0845:03
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 2
Dharma and the Creative Process
2016-03-0826:34
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 8: the Five Aggregates 2016-03-0740:51
Experienced Practitioners' Instruction 1
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0720:02
The Natural Flow of Practice
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0744:48
Attention To Detail
2016-03-0644:39
Dharmette: Lessons from San Quentin 2016-03-0218:24
Practice Notes: Free, independent of circumstances 2016-03-023:46
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 7: Noticing Hindrances 2016-02-2944:11
Maintaining Skillful States
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2746:01
Mindfulness of Thinking Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2744:44
Mindfulness of Emtions Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2639:41
Cultivating Skillful States
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2549:42
Mindfulness of Breathing Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2439:29
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 6: Mind States 2016-02-2240:47
Dharma Mentoring Training Program #2
Dharma Mentoring Program Sept 2015 - August 2016
2016-02-2257:06
Conditions for the Arising of the Path 2016-02-2144:29
Dharmette: Settle the Heart First 2016-02-178:07
Practice notes: What needs to be accepted? 2016-02-170:30
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 5: Feeling Tones 2016-02-1542:40
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 05 2016-02-101:39:46
Dharmette: Entering Into Difficulty 2016-02-1010:44
Practice Notes: Noticing What is Relaxed in the Body 2016-02-102:39
Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Week 4: Contemplation of Death 2016-02-0840:21
Teachings on the Gratification, the Danger, and the Escape
2016-02-0740:10
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 04 2016-02-031:34:03
Dharmette: Shifting the perspective 2016-02-0312:56
Practice Notes: Where does your thinking go? 2016-02-032:27
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Body Parts & Elements 2016-02-0140:30
Four Foundations of Mindfulness 2016-02-0140:30
Five Faculties - Conclusion and closing Q and A
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-3048:08
Meditation Instruction - Awareness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2931:33
Meditation Instruction - Thinking 2016-01-2931:33
Five Faculties - Samadhi
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2851:41
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 03 2016-01-271:37:13
Meditation Instruction - Body
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2637:34
Five Faculties - Mindfulness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2549:37
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Body 2016-01-2541:19
The Five Faculties as Supports to Opening Up 2016-01-2430:54
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 5 (Series) 2016-01-223:03:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 02 2016-01-201:31:47
Dharmette: Q and A 2016-01-2013:27
Practice Notes: In the flow 2016-01-204:51
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Breathing
2016-01-1844:10
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 01 2016-01-131:23:31
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2016-01-136:34:56
Dharmette 2016-01-1312:06
Practice Notes 2016-01-130:01
Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Introduction 2016-01-1138:51
Impermanence 2016-01-1037:34
The Four Truths and Their Tasks 2016-01-0930:39
Practice Notes: In the Moment 2016-01-093:53
Dharmette: Power and worthiness 2016-01-069:49
Practice Notes: Ease 2016-01-063:56
Experiencing the Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0440:51
Four Noble Truths 2016-01-0342:16
Practice Notes: Thoughts, Equanimity and the Holidays 2015-12-234:21
Questions From the Audience 2015-12-2139:36
Blessings and Merits 2015-12-2041:51
Inspiration for Practice, Inspiration for Compassion 2015-12-1610:55
Practice Notes: Noticing What Works 2015-12-163:16
The Teaching of Not Self 2015-12-1441:16
Guided Instruction: "Unmoving Mind"
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1227:31
Resolve of Peace
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1145:36
Guided Intruction: Open Awareness
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1020:43
The Resolve of Truth
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0943:55

 

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