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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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Old Age, Sickness, Death, and Peace 2006-11-2041:09
Silence 2006-11-1335:20
The Story of Bahiya 2006-11-1234:13
Back to Basics: The Breath 2006-11-0641:17
Right Speech 2006-11-0535:49
Buddhist Meditation: Stream Entry (7 of 7) 2006-10-3044:26
Compassion and Service 2006-10-2945:16
Buddhist Meditation: Freedom (6 of 7) 2006-10-2341:08
Generosity 2006-10-2239:13
Buddhist Meditation: Insight (5 of 7) 2006-10-1652:45
Buddhist Meditation: Four Jhanas (4 of 7) 2006-10-0947:16
Right Intention 2006-10-0836:24
Buddhist Meditation: Concentration (3 of 7) 2006-10-0249:00
Appropriate Response 2006-10-0139:51
Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness Practice (2 of 7) 2006-09-2552:06
Ponds of Nourishment 2006-09-2429:00
Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness and Awareness (1 of 7) 2006-09-1844:58
Buddhist Meditation (Series) 2006-09-185:31:42
Responding to 911 2006-09-1139:57
The Eightfold Path: The Way of Harmlessness 2006-09-0450:01
The Eightfold Path: Finding an Ancient Path 2006-09-0342:00
Quality of Mind 2006-07-3140:32
The Four Elements 2006-07-2435:50
The Spirituality of Imperfection 2006-07-2343:35
Politics 2006-07-1742:26
Letting Go 2006-07-1634:05
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 1) 2006-07-1449:23
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 2) 2006-07-1469:32
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 3) 2006-07-1453:36
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 4) 2006-07-1423:25
Four Noble Truths (Series) 2006-07-143:15:58
Letting Go 2006-07-1355:29
Contrasting Mindfulness and Concentration 2006-06-2538:01
Five Nourishments 2006-06-1943:07
Doing Being and Knowing 2006-06-1835:43
Samadhi 2006-06-1142:02
Seven Factors of Awakening - Introduction - (Part 1) 2006-06-0946:14
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 2) 2006-06-0933:46
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 3) 2006-06-0910:08
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 4) 2006-06-0947:38
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 5) 2006-06-0942:51
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 6) 2006-06-091:16:32
Seven Factors of Awakening (Series) 2006-06-098:58:37
Aspiration 2006-06-0543:54
Desire 2006-06-0439:41
Desire and Craving 2006-05-2946:24
Retreat Practice 2006-05-1518:11
Nibbana 2006-04-3041:34
Sympathetic Joy 2006-04-2440:14
Question and Answer 2006-04-2340:15
Compassion 2006-04-1739:37
Compassion 2006-04-1631:41
Loving Kindness 2006-04-1041:57
Conceit 2006-04-0944:52
Karma and Intention 2006-04-0351:19
The Cobra 2006-04-0251:02
What is the Question 2006-02-2739:51
Self and Not Self 2006-02-2643:41
Not Self: Wrap-up - (5 of 5) 2006-02-1347:01
Not Self: The Buddha's Teachings - (4 of 5) 2006-02-0655:40
Buddhist Paths 2006-02-0551:44
Not Self: Finding Oneself - (3 of 5) 2006-01-3042:32
Aspiration 2006-01-2933:12
Not Self: Selfing - (2 of 5) 2006-01-2343:46
Money 2006-01-2245:39
Not Self: Introduction - Background - (1 of 5) 2006-01-1639:20
Not Self (Series) 2006-01-163:48:21
Letting Go In Prison 2006-01-1525:51
Four Noble Truths 2006-01-0837:43
Four Noble Truths 2006-01-0248:22
Death Penalty and Redemption 2005-12-1239:42
Discomfort 2005-12-1142:09
Thinking 2005-12-0559:05
RightEffort: Maintaining Wholesome States 2005-12-0440:51
RightEffort: Cultivating Wholesome States 2005-11-2729:27
Right Effort: Letting Go of Unwholesome States 2005-11-2040:52
Introduction to Meditation - Week 5 Part 1 2005-11-1758:45
Introduction to Meditation - Week 5 Part 2 2005-11-1723:57
Precepts: Not Taking Intoxicants 2005-11-1444:25
Right Effort: Preventing Unwholesome States 2005-11-1341:28
Introduction to Meditation - Week 4 Part 1 2005-11-1027:48
Introduction to Meditation - Week 4 Part 2 2005-11-1055:38
Precepts: Not Lying 2005-11-0745:32
What Is Your Question 2005-11-0656:19
Mindfulness of Breath - Part 1 2005-11-0429:43
Mindfulness of Breath - Part 2 2005-11-0436:20
Mindfulness of Breath - Part 3 2005-11-0446:35
Introduction to Meditation - Week 3 Part 1 2005-11-0344:29
Introduction to Meditation - Week 3 Part 2 2005-11-0346:25
Fear 2005-10-3140:47
The Nature of All Things 2005-10-289:58
Paying Attention 2005-10-2827:49
Introduction to Meditation - Week 2 Part 1 2005-10-2742:08
Introduction to Meditation - Week 2 Part 2 2005-10-2743:06
Composing Oneself on the Breath 2005-10-2712:59
Ease 2005-10-2626:31
Possibility and Practice 2005-10-2532:44
Learning Meditation Never Ends 2005-10-2515:43
Precepts: Not Committing Sexual Misconduct 2005-10-2451:32
Four Aspects of Practice 2005-10-2423:55

 

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