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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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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
The Seven Factors of Awakening 2004-09-2741:47
Buddha Nature 2004-09-1938:58
Refuge, Stream Entry, Bodhichitta (Part 1) 2004-09-1567:20
Refuge, Stream Entry, Bodhichitta (Part 2) 2004-09-1514:23
Refuge, Stream Entry, Bodhichitta (Part 3) 2004-09-1565:22
Immediacy 2004-09-1341:56
Bottom Up View 2004-09-0647:16
Nourishing the Inner Life 2004-09-0539:07
Dharma In Nature 2004-08-3043:32
World of Thoughts - Guided Meditation 2004-08-2942:58
Enduring 2004-08-2253:17
Solitude, Listening, Speaking 2004-08-1641:56
The Three Grips of Self 2004-08-0238:06
Joy 2004-07-2641:24
Contentment 2004-07-2543:10
Contentment 2004-07-1935:56
Q&A - Teacher's Path/Intention 2004-06-2851:13
Conflict 2004-06-2735:16
Wisdom / Discernment 2004-06-2142:56
Being Present 2004-06-2039:41
Concentration 2004-06-1445:31
Mindfulness 2004-06-1352:01
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Letting Go (Week 5 - Part 1) 2004-05-2631:52
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Letting Go (Week 5 - Part 2) 2004-05-2656:51
Mindfulness 2004-05-2441:07
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Cultivation (Week 4 - Part 1) 2004-05-1949:46
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life:Cultivation (Week 4 - Part 2) 2004-05-1934:42
Effort 2004-05-1738:07
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Love (Week 3 - Part 1) 2004-05-1250:46
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Love (Week 3 - Part 2) 2004-05-1237:45
Faith / Confidence 2004-05-1043:13
The Five Spiritual Faculties (Series) 2004-05-103:30:56
Suzuki Roshi 2004-05-0935:43
Choices 2004-05-0337:58
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Right Intention (Week 1 - Part 1) 2004-04-2848:09
Foundations of Buddhist Spiritual Life: Right Intention (Week 1 - Part 2) 2004-04-2825:13
Joy Denial 2004-04-2641:13
Sati Center (Series) 2004-04-24239:53:29
Responding to the Moment 2004-04-1843:01
Inclusive Heart 2004-04-0441:43
Question and Answer 2004-03-2933:54
Mindfulness of Breath 2004-03-2844:00

 

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