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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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Choosing Where We Sit 2017-01-2937:25
Letting go and liberation
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2758:16
Instruction: Stability, well-being and confidence
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2642:33
Cultivation and Insight: The Three Characteristics and their oppositites
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2550:54
Instructions: Samadhi and Mindfulness of thinking
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2439:09
Samadhi
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2358:28
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2263:34
Dharmette 2017-01-1814:49
Practice Notes 2017-01-185:31
Martin Luther King and Love 2017-01-1642:25
Introduction to Eightfold Path 2017-01-1538:51
Effort, the Fifth Parami (Dharma Practice Day, January 2017) (Series) 2017-01-133:23:01
Dharmette: Details 2017-01-1114:52
Practice notes: recognition 2017-01-113:43
The understanding of the Buddha's teaching on atta. 2017-01-0940:00
Dharmette 2017-01-049:13
Practice Notes 2017-01-045:22
The Four Noble Truths 2017-01-0240:30
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Emotions - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:07
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:07
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Body - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:01
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Breath - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:04
Trust Awareness, Love Everyone 2016-12-2632:39
Dharmette 2016-12-2117:04
Practice Notes 2016-12-217:54
Walking for Refuge, The value of Taking Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha 2016-12-1944:25
Morning Meditation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1733:42
Refuge in Dharma Trusting the Dharma, Living the Dharma
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1653:18
Mindfulness of Thinking
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1549:19
Refuge in the Dharma: The Conditions for Insight
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1452:01
Mindfulness of Body Sensation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1344:34
The Three Refuges
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1245:04
The Refuges 2016-12-1140:21
Dharmette 2016-12-078:34
Practice Notes 2016-12-075:28
Cultivating the Conditions for Liberation 2016-12-0547:13
Book Reading: The Buddha Before Buddhism 2016-12-0451:16
Five Powers 2016-12-0340:06
Wisdom, the Fourth Parami (Dharma Practice Day, December 2016) (Series) 2016-12-022:29:33
Dharmette: Q and A 2016-11-3014:25
Practice Notes: Awareness 2016-11-302:02
Mindfulness of Emotions, (RAFT) 2016-11-2842:01
Comments on the Election 2016-11-2141:46
Trust Awareness and Love Everyone
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1952:40
Instruction: The still mind
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1842:33
The Five Powers
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1757:50
The Five Powers 2016-11-1757:50
Instruction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1631:14
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1515:41
The Five Hindrances
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1552:21
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1411:24
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1450:39
Response to Election 2016-11-1334:39
Daylong on Love, Empathy, Hospitality (Series) 2016-11-122:33:35
Dharmette 2016-11-0924:15
Practice Notes 2016-11-094:48
The Ten Qualities of a Political Leader 2016-11-0740:36
The Qualities of a Leader (Dharma talk) 2016-11-0639:00
The Qualities of a Leader (group discussion)
2016-11-0610:38
Renunciation, the Third Parami (Dharma Practice Day, November 2016) (Series) 2016-11-042:00:23
Introduction to Meditation - Part 4: Mindfulness of Thoughts 2016-11-021:33:41
Dharmette: Loving kindness 2016-11-029:42
Practice notes: Simple image 2016-11-024:05
Halloween 2016 2016-10-3140:32
The Sixteen Steps of Anapanasati
  • Sixteen Steps of Anapanasati (PDF)
2016-10-3039:50
Introduction to Meditation - Part 3: Mindfulness of Emotions 2016-10-261:35:07
Introduction to Meditation - Part 2: Mindfulness of the Body 2016-10-191:30:01
Anxiety and Lack of Confidence 2016-10-1631:04
Introduction to Meditation - Part 1: Overview 2016-10-121:24:46
Introduction to Meditation - Autumn 2016 (Series) 2016-10-126:03:36
Dharmette 2016-10-1213:00
Practice Notes 2016-10-127:01
Healing the World 2016-10-1041:38
Studying Desire 2016-10-0938:06
Virtue, the Second Parami (Dharma Practice Day, October 2016) (Series) 2016-10-072:44:18
Dharmette: Peaceful Mind 2016-10-0514:53
Practice Notes:Preoccupation 2016-10-056:31
For A Future To Be Possible 2016-10-0240:18
Heartwood and Branches: Finding Well-being Within Thinking
• A talk on finding well-being amidst papanca, conceptual proliferation.
2016-10-0133:14
Dharmette 2016-09-2811:26
Practice Notes 2016-09-284:11
Questions and Answers 2016-09-2645:42
Generosity and Volunteerism
2016-09-1142:36
Daylong Meditation Retreats (Series) 2016-09-106:26:30
Mindfulness of the Body Daylong (Series) 2016-09-103:52:55
Generosity, the first Parami (Dharma Practice Day 2016) (Series) 2016-09-091:48:25
The Practice of Volunteering at IMC 2016-09-0725:31
Dharmette:Benefits of letting Go 2016-09-0713:26
Practice notes: Let Go Into Something 2016-09-073:44
Q&A 2016-09-0541:29
Kindness and the ecology of clinging 2016-09-0438:08
Whose Impermanence Is It? 2016-08-2942:32
Nothing is Worth Clinging To 2016-08-2823:31
Practice Notes 2016-08-243:57
Dharmette 2016-08-2410:46
Practice Notes 2016-08-243:55
Practice As An Expression 2016-08-2243:08
Practice Notes 2016-08-173:47
Dharmette 2016-08-179:56
Role of Thinking 2016-08-1543:28

 

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