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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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Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1858:48
Bare Attention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-151:29:48
Q&A (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1442:34
Wise Reflection and Consideration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1346:16
Five Hindrances (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-1161:04
The Heart of Contentment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-11-0840:31
Nirvana Release (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-09-1933:39
Thinking vs Non Thinking (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-09-0256:34
Integrity Compassion Release (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-08-2336:48
Mindfulness of Body with Body Scan (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-08-051:27:36
Practice of Patients (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-06-1344:24
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-06-0553:35
Right Understanding: Enlightenment of the Buddha (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-281:14:41
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-271:33:12
Vesak Ceremony (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-2451:33
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-201:26:22
Illness and Meditation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-1740:27
Foundations of Mindfulness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-1554:17
Introduction to Meditation: Physical Sensations (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-05-131:26:54
Introduction To Meditation: Posture and Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-04-291:20:42
Guided Meditations (Series) 1999-03-1116:01:47
Guided Meditation 1999-03-1131:19
Simplicity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-1845:50
Simplicity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-1846:19
Disenchantment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-0841:00
Disenchantment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-0840:53
Five (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-02-041:28:27
Beginners 4 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-281:30:39
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-211:31:14
To Live in Accord with Nature (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-1645:25
Introduction To Meditation: Physical Sensations (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-141:25:54
Introduction to Meditation: Week 5 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1999-01-011:28:39
Intention Discussion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1742:28
Buddhist Practice and Therapy (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1441:58
Intention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-1050:42
Retreat (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-12-0742:39
Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-1251:30
Forgiveness (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0939:32
Discovering the Truth (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0759:47
Compassion (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-11-0557:49
Generosity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-2644:03
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-241:28:50
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-221:28:18
Karama Sutta: Intentions that Motivate Change (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-1944:45
Kalama Sutta: To Not BeIn Conflict (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-1762:00
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-151:32:54
Beginners 3 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-10-081:32:23
Choice and Intention (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2843:12
Going For Refuge: The Dharma (Week 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2452:32
Chapter of Eights: From Sutta Nipatta (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-2149:09
Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-1755:20
The Buddha Going For Refuge (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-1751:16
Speech (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-1442:09
Renunciation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-0747:00
Pain (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-09-0356:30
Guided Meditation: Body Scan Concepts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-08-271:12:03
Saying No (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-08-2434:56
Feelings: Three Choices (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-08-0641:16
Equanitmiy (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-2947:49
Five Spiritual Faculties (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-2564:15
Three Aspects of Mind (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-2243:29
Walking Meditation (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-1851:45
Beginners 5 (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-041:30:36
Desire (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-06-0131:00
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Week 4) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-05-281:16:05
Introduction to Meditation: Emotions (Week 3) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-05-211:31:18
Introduction to Meditation: Physical Sensations (Week 2) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-05-141:27:30
HowToLiveYourLifeAsItHappensToBe (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-05-0953:53
Introduction to Meditation: Posture and Breath (Week 1) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-05-071:24:57
Secondnd Precept and Contentment (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-3058:25
Questioning 1 day sit (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-2553:57
Anger (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-2364:01
Four Noble Truths (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-04-0257:06
Fullness of Being (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-2639:25
Sitting in the Middle (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-2345:52
Sickness, Old Age, and Death (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-1646:22
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-121:32:41
Introduction to Meditation: Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-051:30:53
Mindfulness of Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-03-0251:40
Commentary (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-261:28:54
Conventional and Ultimate (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-2336:17
The Mind as Non-Clinging (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-2156:04
Dependent Co-Arising (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-1444:49
Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-0553:00
Calmness - The Seven Faculties (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-02-0246:42
Violence Pacifism (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1998-01-0535:58
Faith (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-12-1530:38
Generosity (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-12-1143:56
The Felt Sense of Experience (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-11-1045:36
Three Models of the Path (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-11-0342:21
Introduction to Meditation: Practice in Daily Life (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-301:13:04
Halloween (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2741:32
Thoughts (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-231:22:03
Noting (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2131:59
Second Noble Truth: Cause of Suffering (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-2042:26
Frustration (Another Word for Dukka) (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-1337:11
Introduction to Meditation: Posture and Breath (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-10-021:33:33
Perspective and Concentration (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2942:17
Precepts and Ethics (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2545:40
Priorities and Perspectives (Archive Talk - Low Quality) 1997-09-2247:36

 

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