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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.

Being Here 2015-11-044:12
Being Your Own Teacher 2015-11-0410:23
Benefits of Failure 2015-11-0229:32
Distraction and Attention 2015-11-0140:46
Dharmette: Shadow Thoughts and Views 2015-10-2812:40
Practice Notes: Shift subtle attitudes 2015-10-285:57
Being with Conflict and Discomfort 2015-10-2640:35
Perspective that Leads to Liberation from Suffering 2015-10-2532:12
Principles of Cordiality: Virtue and Concentration
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation: Emotions
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Principles of Cordiality: Metta in Thought
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Principle of Cordiality: Metta in action
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 2 - Body 2015-10-141:31:55
Dharmette: Desire and Wise Life 2015-10-1414:11
Practice Notes: Notice Desire 2015-10-143:40
Karma: Skillful and Unskillful Actions 2015-10-1242:14
Buddhist Teachings on Karma 2015-10-1136:49
Dharma Practice series: Mindfulness of Breathing (Series) 2015-10-0922:06:59
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Class 1 - Breath/Posture 2015-10-071:27:42
Being, Trusting in The Body 2015-10-0712:29
Being Rooted 2015-10-073:34
Vision for the Environment 2015-10-0535:32
Earth Week 2015-10-0434:26
Perceptions 2015-10-0338:52
Dharmette: Question and Answer 2015-09-3014:46
Practice Notes: Relax the Eyes 2015-09-303:03
Unification Of Mind 2015-09-2840:19
The Radiance of Emptiness 2015-09-1345:09
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2015-09-121:14:41
Mindfulness of Breathing: Anapanasati 2015-09-0738:54
Mindfulness of Breath 2015-09-0634:10
Dharmette: Papanca: proliferation of Abstract thoughts 2015-09-0212:22
Practice Notes:The Trunk of the Tree 2015-09-025:09
The Role of Knowledge and Vision 2015-08-3136:43
Interview Celebrating 25 Years of Dharma Teaching
Dharmette:Help Your Emotions feel safe 2015-08-1914:57
Be Amazed. Wow! 2015-08-195:42
Overview of the Meditation Practice 2015-08-1743:31
Thinking 2015-08-1641:06
Relaxation 2015-08-1029:43
Importance of Relaxation 2015-08-0920:12
Yes to What Is 2015-08-0343:15
Doing One Thing at a Time 2015-07-2744:28
Dharmette:One thing at a time 2015-07-2218:04
Practice Notes: How and What 2015-07-226:06
Stop, Recognize, Feel, Relax 2015-07-2038:19
Dharmette - Conflict, No Conflict 2015-07-0812:32
Practice Notes: Right Next to Thinking 2015-07-086:14
Mindfulness of the Body 2015-07-0642:42
Not Self (Anatta) 2015-07-0536:23
Questions? 2015-07-0116:16
Practice Notes: Is this for me to Pick up? 2015-07-013:18
Questions and Answers
Responding to the World with Love 2015-06-2830:05
Being a witness: Charleston, South Carolina
Dharmette- Allow the Beautiful 2015-06-1713:12
Practice notes: Patience 2015-06-172:59
Simile of Mara 2015-06-1541:24
Suffering (Dukkha)
Dharmette - Tigers, rocks, and cliffs on the journey
Shedding the shell of views about the self
Roots and Latent Tendencies 2015-06-1011:06
Being Rooted in Breath 2015-06-106:25
Stages of Practice 2015-06-0841:30
Impermanence (Anicca)
Three Characteristics (Series) 2015-06-071:56:57
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
Cultivating Well Being in Practice
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
Practice Notes: Thinking 2015-05-272:26
Intention 2015-05-2433:40
Teachings of the Early Nuns 2015-05-1844:45
The Goddess and the Buddha 2015-05-1046:31
Determination+Action 2015-05-0934:16
Dharmette: Nourish the seed 2015-05-068:22
Practice Notes: Notice 2015-05-064:26
Ocean Of Love 2015-05-0444:55
Vesak Day 2015-05-0329:44
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara: Equanimity (Series) 2015-05-013:08:35
Dharmette: Roots and Nourishment 2015-04-297:17
Sprouting 2015-04-293:23
Letting Go of Mental Activity/Doing Nothing
Dwelling Independent - Part 2 2015-04-2632:58
Becoming Free: Letting Go of Story Telling 2015-04-1938:04
Letting Go 2015-04-157:27
Give Space To Experience 2015-04-153:29
Confronting Fear 2015-04-1242:25
Dharmette 2015-04-0811:57
Practice Notes 2015-04-083:59
Dwelling Independent - Part 1 2015-04-0540:51
Dwelling Independent (Series) 2015-04-051:13:49
Questions? 2015-04-0111:50
Yielding to Experience 2015-04-012:10
Seven Factors of Awakening: Equanimity
Mutual Benefit
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Morning Instructions: Stillness
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Morning Instructions: Being Close
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella


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