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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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Dharmette:Help Your Emotions feel safe 2015-08-1914:57
Be Amazed. Wow! 2015-08-195:42
Overview of the Meditation Practice 2015-08-1743:31
Thinking 2015-08-1641:06
Relaxation 2015-08-1029:43
Importance of Relaxation 2015-08-0920:12
Yes to What Is 2015-08-0343:15
Doing One Thing at a Time 2015-07-2744:28
Dharmette:One thing at a time 2015-07-2218:04
Practice Notes: How and What 2015-07-226:06
Stop, Recognize, Feel, Relax 2015-07-2038:19
Dharmette - Conflict, No Conflict 2015-07-0812:32
Practice Notes - Right Next to Thinking 2015-07-086:14
Mindfulness of the Body 2015-07-0642:42
Not Self (Anatta) 2015-07-0536:23
Questions? 2015-07-0116:16
Practice Notes: Is this for me to Pick up? 2015-07-013:18
Questions and Answers
2015-06-2943:21
Responding to the World with Love 2015-06-2830:05
Being a witness: Charleston, South Carolina
2015-06-2241:02
Dharmette- Allow the Beautiful 2015-06-1713:12
Practice notes: Patience 2015-06-172:59
Simile of Mara 2015-06-1541:24
Suffering (Dukkha)
2015-06-1439:07
Dharmette - Tigers, rocks, and cliffs on the journey
2015-06-139:36
Shedding the shell of views about the self
2015-06-1334:18
Roots and Latent Tendencies 2015-06-1011:06
Being Rooted in Breath 2015-06-106:25
Stages of Practice 2015-06-0841:30
Impermanence (Anicca)
2015-06-0741:26
Three Characteristics (Series) 2015-06-071:56:57
Suffering
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-06-0356:01
Cultivating Well Being in Practice
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-05-3155:37
Practice Notes: Thinking 2015-05-272:26
Intention 2015-05-2433:40
Teachings of the Early Nuns 2015-05-1844:45
The Goddess and the Buddha 2015-05-1046:31
Determination+Action 2015-05-0934:16
Dharmette: Nourish the seed 2015-05-068:22
Practice Notes: Notice 2015-05-064:26
Ocean Of Love 2015-05-0444:55
Vesak Day 2015-05-0329:44
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara: Equanimity (Series) 2015-05-013:08:35
Roots and Nourishment 2015-04-297:17
Sprouting 2015-04-293:23
Letting Go of Mental Activity/Doing Nothing
2015-04-2744:27
Dwelling Independent - Part 2 2015-04-2632:58
Becoming Free: Letting Go of Story Telling 2015-04-1938:04
Letting Go 2015-04-157:27
Give Space To Experience 2015-04-153:29
Confronting Fear 2015-04-1242:25
Dharmette 2015-04-0811:57
PracticeNotes 2015-04-083:59
Questions
2015-04-0639:46
Dwelling Independent - Part 1 2015-04-0540:51
Dwelling Independent (Series) 2015-04-051:13:49
Questions? 2015-04-0111:50
Yielding to Experience 2015-04-012:10
Seven Factors of Awakening: Equanimity
2015-03-3040:49
Mutual Benefit
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2848:02
Liberation
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2648:49
Morning Instructions: Stillness
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2515:30
Disenchantment
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2444:20
Morning Instructions: Being Close
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2325:26
Concentration
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2246:46
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2127:19
Tranquillity
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2050:03
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1928:22
Suffering Conditions Faith
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1849:58
Seven Factors of Awakening: Concentration
2015-03-1644:42
Simplicity of Being 2015-03-1541:38
Everything is Important 2015-03-1111:37
Deeper Intimacy with Practice 2015-03-116:36
Seven Factors of Awakening: Tranquility 2015-03-0944:48
Practicing in Community
2015-03-0840:37
Doing, Being, Knowing, Loving 2015-03-0738:04
Past and Future in Buddhist practice 2015-03-049:33
Yield to the present
2015-03-043:19
Seven Factors of Awakening: Joy 2015-03-0243:22
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara: Joy (Series) 2015-02-272:58:03
Seven Factors of Awakening: Effort
2015-02-2345:49
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-2018:44
Refuge in Dharma and Suffering
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1954:17
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1830:06
Intro to Refuges and Three Characteristics
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1732:59
Seven Factors of Awakening: Investigation
2015-02-1643:21
Discerning What is Helpful, Useful, and Skillful 2015-02-1541:04
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 5: Daily Life Practice 2015-02-111:30:03
Dharmette Coping with Problems 2015-02-1110:08
Practice notes Patient Abiding 2015-02-113:58
Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness 2015-02-0944:22
Exploring Forgiveness 2015-02-0835:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class 4: Thinking 2015-02-041:28:37
This too: Awareness and Wisdom 2015-02-0410:49
This Too 2015-02-042:22
Seven Factors of Awakening: Intro
2015-02-0241:12
Seven Factors of Awakening (Series) 2015-02-025:48:28
Noble Eightfold Path; Q &A
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3147:27
Guided Instruction on Thoughts
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3031:13
Third Noble Truth and Equanimity
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2958:54

 

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