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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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Taking Refuge (Series) 9999-12-310:00
Practice Notes 2014-04-235:14
What is Liberation? 2014-04-2313:37
Celebrating Earth Day 2014-04-2043:44
2014-04-1022:29
Evening Q&A
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0816:34
2014-04-0856:38
Morning Instructions Day 2: Breath and Body
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0717:04
How Are You
2014-04-0739:31
2014-04-0643:36
Refuges and Precepts
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0524:14
Dharma Practice Day -Mindful Steps to an Ethical Life - Skillfully working with covetousness and ill will (Series) 2014-04-042:27:48
Panel of One to Two Month Retreat Experience 2014-04-0216:42
seclusion 2014-04-026:09
Questions and Answers
2014-03-3143:32
Vedana
2014-03-3045:29
Relaxing 2014-02-2611:04
Practice Notes 2014-02-267:50
Recognize, Feel, Relax: Instructions for Meditation
2014-02-2441:43
Wholehearted Dedication to the Task At Hand 2014-02-2328:40
Compassion
Feb 18-22, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2014-02-2049:15
Dharma Practice Day, Ethics Gossip 2014-02-1426:16
Dharma Practice Day, Ethics Harsh and Kind Speech 2014-02-1438:23
Dharma Practice Day, Ethics Listening 2014-02-1459:42
Dharma Practice Day Ethics, introduction and review 2014-02-1438:37
If it is not Simple it is not Vipassana 2014-02-1212:32
Practice Notes 2014-02-125:11
Right Samadhi Part 4 of 4 2014-02-1036:25
The Simile Of The Cloth 2014-02-0938:07
Sprinkling Just Through the Day 2014-02-0516:01
Practice Notes 2014-02-053:16
The Four Jhanas
2014-02-0342:25
Tides of Conceiving
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-3159:08
Non-clinging, Anapanasati
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2952:40
Verified Faith
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2755:14
Ethics of Speaking 2014-01-2638:11
Dharmette: For What Purpose? 2014-01-2210:52
Practice Notes: Intention 2014-01-223:59
Samadhi Practice
2014-01-2039:30
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics - Not lying or slandering, Ethical transformation (Series) 2014-01-171:33:47
Dharmette: Why Not be Happy? 2014-01-1511:48
Practice Notes: Expanding Positive Emotion Awarness 2014-01-154:13
Samadhi Practice 2014-01-1341:35
Mindfulness of thinking 2014-01-1241:36
Freedom From identification 2014-01-1135:11
Dharmette: Full like the Sky 2014-01-087:58
The Four Noble Truths 2014-01-0645:25
The Eightfold Path 2014-01-0542:11
The Practice of Generosity 2013-12-2241:48
Dharmette: Relax, Be, Know, Release 2013-12-189:26
Practice Notes 2013-12-184:34
"Awareness" 2013-12-1643:35
Wise Concentration
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1354:47
Wise Effort
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1158:11
Wise View
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-0945:02
Avoiding Sexual Misconduct 2013-12-0840:48
Dharma Practice Day -- Ethics -- Wise Sexuality (Series) 2013-12-062:31:40
Dharmette: Elements of Practice 2013-12-0412:14
Practice Notes: Recognize, Feel, Release 2013-12-042:14
Awareness 2013-12-0250:21
Questions and Answers
2013-11-2542:19
Perfection of Samadhi
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-2251:41
Perfection of Patience
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-2055:17
Instruction/Guided Meditation - Body 2
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-1921:30
Perfection of Generosity
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-1851:41
Equanimity 2013-11-1742:46
Dharmette: Resting on Loving your Weeds 2013-11-138:35
Practice Notes: Just Mental Noting 2013-11-132:37
The Buddha's Last Days 2013-11-1141:32
Stepping Out Of The Mud Of Identification 2013-11-1035:46
Dharmette: At the Door of In and Out Flow of Experience 2013-11-0610:35
Practice Notes: Gate Keeping 2013-11-065:52
The Second Precept; Sila 2013-11-0334:49
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics - Not Taking What is Not Given (Series) 2013-11-013:23:15
Dharmette: Wise Patience 2013-10-3011:31
Practice Notes: Patience 2013-10-303:38
Breath Meditation 2013-10-2840:23
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 7
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2617:49
Overview of 16 Anapanasati practices
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2558:48
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 5
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2420:05
Introduction to mindfulness meditation Week 4 Thinking 2013-10-231:31:18
Mindfulness of Breathing: third Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2358:46
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 3
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2256:59
Mindfulness of Breathing: first Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2157:52
Stopping the Stream of Rumination 2013-10-2036:17
Intro to Anapanasati and to Retreat
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2035:38
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Week 3 Emotions 2013-10-161:35:27
Dharmette 2013-10-1611:28
Practice Notes 2013-10-166:32
Ethics and Non-Harming
2013-10-1442:15
Ethics and The First Precept 2013-10-1344:37
Introduction to Meditation on Body and Sound 2013-10-091:29:09
Dharmette 2013-10-0911:35
Practice Notes: Awareness 2013-10-096:30
Being Whole & Caring for the Environment 2013-10-0739:57
Environmental Stewardship
2013-10-0635:49
Mindful Steps to an Ethical Life: Dharma Practice Series (Series) 2013-10-0411:13:32
Dharma Practice Day -Ethics- Not Killing (Series) 2013-10-043:44:48
Introduction to mindfulness Class One on Breathing 2013-10-021:24:58
Earth Care Dharmette 2013-10-0214:49

 

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