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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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On the Way to Unshakeable Faith 2017-09-1739:53
Dharmette 2017-09-139:28
Practice Notes 2017-09-135:38
The Power of Faith 2017-09-1139:02
Questions and Answers 2017-09-1046:57
Daylong on the Five Faculties (Series) 2017-09-093:35:16
Practice Notes 2017-09-066:19
Tranquility 2017-09-0443:36
Choices and Conditions 2017-09-0340:56
Dharmette: Simple Knowing 2017-08-308:02
Practice Notes: Settling 2017-08-302:54
Creating Beneficial Conditions for Practice 2017-08-2735:40
Tranquility and Happiness
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
2017-08-2444:09
Instruction: Stillness and Emotions
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
2017-08-2440:41
Concept and Direct Experience 2017-08-1443:42
Inner Seeing, 2017-08-0736:39
Happiness 2017-07-3033:55
Dharmette: Taking Responsibility
2017-07-1216:30
Practice Notes: Responsibility to Stay Aware
2017-07-125:32
The Tensions we live with
2017-07-1040:57
Reflections On Identity 2017-07-0936:45
Practice Notes: Feeling Rather Than Thinking
2017-06-285:34
Dharmette: The Force Behind Preoccupation
2017-06-2814:39
Thinking and the Me Train 2017-06-2640:37
The Role and Value of Community Practice 2017-06-2534:59
Dharmette: Bowing to the Teacup
2017-06-2113:26
Practice Notes: A Timeless Present Moment
2017-06-214:59
Juneteenth 2017-06-1942:49
Being Your Own Teacher 2017-06-1843:14
Dharmette: Clear Recognition
2017-06-1412:28
Practice Notes: Stability
2017-06-146:42
The Four Resolves
• The Four Resolves are found in the Dhatuvibanga Sutta which is sutta number 140. In the Bhikkhu Bodhi translation they are called "Foundations" even though the word in Pali usually means resolve or determination
2017-06-1241:32
A Life Based on Resolve
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-1059:15
Instruction: How we are mindful
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0947:54
Resolved on Peace
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0854:08
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0747:19
Resolved on Truth
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0553:22
Intro to Resolve and Refuges and Precepts
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0434:03
Practice And Being Practiced 2017-06-0441:12
Intensive Daylong (Series) 2017-06-031:21:33
Practice Notes: A Reference Point of Stillness
2017-05-317:38
Dharmette: A Boulder in the Middle of the River
2017-05-319:23
Obstacles to Practice 2017-05-2945:22
Obstacles to Practice 2017-05-2945:22
Dharmette: Arriving in the Present Moment
2017-05-2410:06
Practice Notes: When You Stop Spinning Your Marbles
2017-05-246:50
The Social Dimension of Buddhist Practice
2017-05-2237:56
Vesak Talk & Ceremony
2017-05-2142:07
Daylong on Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Series) 2017-05-201:25:43
Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation Class 4 working with the 3 characteristics, Impermanence, Suffering, and Not-Self 2017-05-171:26:53
Practice Notes: Pristine Simplicity of Each Moment
2017-05-176:20
Dharmette: Honesty as a Spiritual Practice
2017-05-1713:46
Deep Intention 2017-05-1542:11
Afternoon Questions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-1357:12
Morning Instruction: Radical SImplicity of Knowing 2017-05-1133:01
Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation Class Part 3 Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Seven Factors of Awakening 2017-05-101:26:26
Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-1053:00
Morning Instruction:
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0950:26
Evening Reflection: Compassion supports Insight
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-085:51
Mindfulness of Hindrances
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0853:55
Mindfulness of our Quality of Inner Being
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0739:54
Mindfulness of Feeling Tone Part Two
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0657:15
Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Elements
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0556:44
Mindfulness of the Four Elements/Qualities
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0455:57
Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation Class Part 2 With emphasis on 5 faculties 2017-05-031:19:17
Morning Instructions: Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0342:22
Evening Reflection
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-025:17
Evening Reflection 2017-05-025:17
Evening Reflection
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-025:17
Mindfulness of Breathing 2017-05-0262:59
Mindfulness of Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0262:59
Morning Instructions 2017-05-0155:16
Morning Instructions 2017-05-0155:16
Morning Instructions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0155:16
Opening Evening: Satipatthana Overview 2017-04-3046:56
Opening Evening: Satipatthana Overview
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-04-3046:56
Mindfulness of Breathing: Sacredness of Breathing 2017-04-3040:35
Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation Class Part One 2017-04-261:33:37
Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation Class (Series) 2017-04-264:18:06
General Q&A 2017-04-2440:42
Mindfulness of Breathing: Recognize, Feel, Relax
2017-04-2338:34
Dharmette: Q And A 2017-04-1911:58
Practice Notes: Simplicity 2017-04-193:55
Karma 2017-04-1746:18
Mindfulness of Breathing as a Foundation 2017-04-1636:33
Practice Notes 2017-04-124:27
Dharmette: One or the Other 2017-04-120:00
Practicing Skillfully
2017-04-0939:27
Dharmette 2017-04-0511:05
Practice Notes 2017-04-055:56
In Between Experience 2017-04-0342:22
Content and Discontent 2017-04-0245:11
One Thing at a Time-Hold the course 2017-04-0135:52
Practice Notes 2017-03-294:31
Dharmette: working with I-dent-ification 2017-03-2914:14
Simple Compassion 2017-03-2747:18
The Journey from here to Here 2017-03-2638:26
Dharmette: Strength 2017-02-2210:49
Practice Notes:Concentration 2017-02-224:58
Metta Q&A 2017-02-2045:00

 

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