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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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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
DirectExperience 2004-03-1416:25
DirectExperience - Guided Meditation 2004-03-1435:45
Commitment 2004-02-2342:50
Gratitude 2004-02-2253:11
Intro to Meditation - Week 5 2004-02-111:18:44
Buddhist Ethics 2004-02-0942:56
See the Seen 2004-02-0849:09
Intro to Meditation - Week 4 2004-02-041:24:40
Not Busy 2004-02-0240:47
Trusting (first 10 minutes missing) 2004-02-0132:30
Intro to Meditation - Week 3 2004-01-281:29:34
Kalama Sutta 2004-01-2644:10
All Empty 2004-01-1917:06
Five Conducive Qualities 2004-01-1843:52
Intro to Meditation - Week 1 2004-01-141:30:31
Beauty 2004-01-1240:22
Punna 2004-01-1145:32
The Four Noble Truths 2004-01-0542:53
Noting 2003-12-2246:24
Personalities 2003-12-2139:36
Satipatthana Sutta Q & A 2003-12-1543:19
Practice Q & A 2003-12-1446:22
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 13) The Four Noble Truths 2003-12-0841:05
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 12) - The Seven Factors of Awakening 2003-12-0149:58
Insight 2003-11-3040:59
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 11) The Six Bases 2003-11-2442:38
Generosity 2003-11-2344:23
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 10) The Five Aggregates 2003-11-1748:34
Equanimity 2003-11-1642:54
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 9) Dharmas - 5 Hindrances (Part 2) 2003-11-1040:15
Karma 2003-11-0957:29
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 8) Dharmas - 5 Hindrances (Part 1) 2003-11-0340:02
Spiritual Friends 2003-11-0215:43
Remembrance of the Dead 2003-10-3054:12
Not Knowing Mind 2003-10-2636:25
Halloween/Hungry Ghosts 2003-10-2039:10
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 7) Mind-States 2003-10-1344:07
Death Penalty 2003-10-1254:39
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 6) - Feeling-Tone 2003-10-0641:00
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 5) Charnal-Ground-Meditations 2003-09-2939:38
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 4) The-Four-Elements 2003-09-2243:58
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 3) 32-Body-Parts 2003-09-1547:11
Compassion 2003-09-0738:47
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 2) 2003-09-0140:20
Seven Factors of Awakening 2003-08-3144:33
Satipatthana Sutta (Week 1) 2003-08-2542:40
Satipatthana Sutta (Series) 2003-08-2510:04:51
Questioning Sitting and Seeing 2003-08-2452:38
Eight Fold Path 2003-08-1842:57
Ethics 2003-08-0754:21
Guided Meditation on the Breath 2003-08-0714:42
Process of Transformation 2003-08-0341:47
Confidence 2003-07-2456:27
Guided Meditation: Confidence and the Breath 2003-07-2432:45
Silence 2003-07-2142:47
Ahimsa (Not Harming) 2003-07-2043:18
Mindfulness of Body 2003-07-1753:11
Guided Body Scan 2003-07-1725:04

 

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