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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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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
Mental Proliferation 2003-07-1444:28
Flavors of the Dharma 2003-06-2335:46
Ethics 2003-06-2242:42
Forest Practice 2003-06-1644:49
What is Real 2003-06-0944:02
On Taking Refuge 2003-06-0846:45
Refuge Ceremony 2003-06-0731:52
Coolness - Q & A 2003-06-0246:58
Karma 2003-06-0140:06
Zen Stories 2003-05-2638:11
Anapanasati Sutta 2003-05-0449:16
Gratitude 2003-04-2839:43
Q & A - Enlightenment/Anger 2003-04-1054:58
The Paramis 2003-04-0749:50
Feeding Motivations 2003-04-0643:59
Walking Meditation 2003-04-0342:00
Peace 2003-03-3143:46
Attention 2003-03-2755:35
Healing Breath 2003-03-2342:43
Dying - Part 3 2003-03-191:13:43
Love 2003-03-1741:52
Non-Violent Protest 2003-03-1643:52
Protection 2003-03-1340:35
Dying - Part 2 2003-03-121:27:39
Self Help 2003-03-0951:52
Dying - Part 1 2003-03-051:17:05
Dying in the Dharma (Series) 2003-03-053:58:28
Samsara 2003-03-0256:48
Introduction to Meditation - Week 5 2003-02-051:42:00
Introduction to Meditation - Week 4 2003-01-291:30:14
Introduction to Meditation - Week 3 2003-01-221:30:55
Fear 2003-01-2042:39
Mahapajapati 2003-01-1964:14
Introduction to Meditation - Week 2 2003-01-151:33:34
Mahapajapati 2003-01-1353:16
Introduction to Meditation - Week 1 2003-01-081:23:28
Introduction to Meditation - Winter 2003 (Series) 2003-01-087:40:13
Four Noble Truths 2003-01-0641:05
Four Noble Truths 2003-01-0544:53
Generosity 2002-12-2346:40
The Moon is Always Full 2002-12-1635:56
Bowing 2002-12-1550:42

 

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