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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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Introduction to Meditation - Week 1 Part 1 2005-10-2040:50
Introduction to Meditation - Week 1 Part 2 2005-10-2042:23
Precepts: Not Taking What Is Not Given 2005-10-1733:05
Mindfulness of Breathing 2005-10-1636:13
Refuges - Week 4 (Part 1) 2005-10-1237:16
Refuges - Week 4 (Part 2) 2005-10-1234:34
The Precepts: Not Killing 2005-10-1047:14
Refuges - Week 3 (Part 1) 2005-10-0548:55
Refuges - Week 3 (Part 2) 2005-10-0523:54
Five Precepts 2005-10-0341:09
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 2005-10-0244:12
Dhammapada (Part 1) 2005-09-3036:54
Dhammapada (Part 2) 2005-09-3033:08
Refuges - Week 2 (Part 1) 2005-09-2856:06
Refuges - Week 2 (Part 2) 2005-09-2813:40
Refuge Class (Series) 2005-09-286:18:15
Buddhism and Service 2005-09-2539:51
Equanimity 2005-09-1939:49
Karma Choices 2005-09-1846:21
Responding to Catastrophe 2005-09-0440:31
Anger 2005-08-2948:28
Purifying the Mind 2005-08-2146:01
Mental Noting 2005-08-1542:38
Rahula Stories 2005-08-0142:50
Paramis: Loving Kindness 2005-07-2543:35
Clear Comprehension 2005-07-2441:35
Paramis: Resolve 2005-07-1840:51
Presence 2005-07-1735:18
Three Characteristics: Not Self 2005-06-1342:29
Effortless Effort 2005-06-1243:32
Three Characteristics: Dukkha 2005-06-0642:16
Rhythms of Practice 2005-06-0544:43
Paramis: Truth 2005-05-2343:53
Concentration (Week 5 - Part 1) 2005-05-1841:02
Concentration (Week 5 - Part 2) 2005-05-1867:53
Impermanence
2005-05-1639:45
Concentration (Week 4 - Part 1) 2005-05-1154:30
Concentration (Week 4 - Part 2) 2005-05-1131:59
Sustaining Practice 2005-05-0947:48
Guided Meditation 2005-05-0843:51
Concentration (Week 3 - Part 1) 2005-05-0425:15
Concentration (Week 3 - Part 2) 2005-05-0427:14
Concentration (Week 3 - Part 3) 2005-05-0439:05
War on Karma - Followup 2005-05-0250:25
Concentration (Week 2 - Part 1) 2005-04-2732:28
Concentration (Week 2 - Part 2) 2005-04-2729:00
Concentration (Week 2 - Part 3) 2005-04-2733:30
Good Enough 2005-04-2444:36
Concentration (Week 1 - Part 1) 2005-04-2044:20
Concentration (Week 1 - Part 2) 2005-04-2044:59
Concentration Series - Spring 2005 (Series) 2005-04-207:51:21
Paramis: Patience 2005-04-1841:30
Be Your Own Authority 2005-04-1748:01
Aspects Of Mindfulness 2005-04-1147:09
Problems 2005-04-1037:16
Empathy 2005-04-0446:40
Imperfection 2005-04-0341:07
Mental Constructs 2005-03-2842:16
On Retreats 2005-03-2741:53
Loving Kindness 2005-02-1440:10
Letting Practice Reflect Goal 2005-02-1346:44
Paramis: Effort 2005-02-0742:07
Self Efficacy 2005-02-0645:19
Four Heavenly Messengers 2005-01-3125:14
Paramis: Wisdom 2005-01-2442:39
Blind Spots 2005-01-2343:33
Martin Luther King 2005-01-1746:55
Cessation of Suffering 2005-01-1642:18
Four Noble Truths 2005-01-1046:55
Responding to Suffering 2005-01-0946:32
Responding to Suffering 2005-01-0335:39
Peaceful Mind 2004-12-2628:53
Lights In The Darkness 2004-12-2029:24
Activities Of The Mind 2004-12-1342:35
Renunciation and Ease 2004-12-1240:53
Paramis: Renunciation 2004-12-0644:08
The Hindrances: Doubt (6 of 6) 2004-12-0550:33
Joy 2004-11-2915:38
The Hindrances: Restlessness (5 of 6) 2004-11-2837:26
The Hindrances: Sloth and Torpor (4 of 6) 2004-11-2145:47
The Four Noble Truths (Part 1) 2004-11-1746:41
The Four Noble Truths (Part 2) 2004-11-1742:13
The Art of Questioning 2004-11-1541:12
The Hindrances: Ill Will (3 of 6) 2004-11-1446:44
The Five Faculties (Part 1) 2004-11-1043:53
The Five Faculties (Part 2) 2004-11-1042:38
The Paramis: Virtue 2004-11-0844:23
The Hindrances: Sensual Desire (2 of 6) 2004-11-0749:17
The Five Hindrances (Part 1) 2004-11-0345:51
The Five Hindrances (Part 2) 2004-11-0345:37
Leadership Qualities 2004-11-0141:41
Halloween Dharma 2004-10-3138:49
Thoughts - Week 2 2004-10-2545:29
The Hindrances: Introduction (1 of 6) 2004-10-2439:40
Thoughts - Week 1 2004-10-1841:13
The Paramis: Generosity 2004-10-1139:32
Energy and Effort 2004-10-1033:21
Strength 2004-10-0615:37
The Paramis 2004-10-0440:09
The Paramis or Ten Perfections (Series) 2004-10-0420:19:13

 

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