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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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Mindful Letting Go (4 of 5) Allowing Release 2020-09-2411:23
Guided Meditation: Release 2020-09-2434:21
Mindful Letting Go (3 of 5) Letting Go as Generosity 2020-09-2311:59
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Generosity 2020-09-2331:29
Mindful Letting Go (2 of 5) Wise Letting Go 2020-09-2213:44
Guided Meditation: Letting Go Into 2020-09-2230:51
Mindful Letting Go (1 of 5) Learning Go and Letting Be 2020-09-2114:28
Guided Meditation: Letting Be 2020-09-2132:28
Guided Meditation: Mindful Letting Go 2020-09-1831:42
Mindfulness of the Body (5 of 5) Concluding Instruction 2020-09-1813:00
Mindfulness of the Body (4 of 5) Physically Calming the Mind 2020-09-1710:41
Guided Meditation: Relaxing the Body to Relax the Mind 2020-09-1731:45
Mindfulness of the Body (3 of 5) Embodied Joy 2020-09-1613:50
Guided Meditation: Receptive to Harmless Joy 2020-09-1632:23
Mindfulness of the Body (2 of 5) Calmness Surfaces Goodness 2020-09-1512:25
Guided Meditation: Relaxation and Clarity 2020-09-1532:45
Mindfulness of the Body (1 of 5) The Conscious Body 2020-09-1412:31
Guided Meditation: Relaxation and Receptivity 2020-09-1431:34
The Buddha Taught Action 2020-09-1332:46
Guided Meditation: Relaxation as Foundational 2020-09-1335:15
Guided Meditation: Non-Clinging and Non-Blockage 2020-09-1130:22
Mindfulness of Emotions (5 of 5) Closing Down or Opening Up 2020-09-1116:03
Guided Meditation: The Inner LIfe 2020-09-1031:09
Mindfulness of Emotions (4 of 5) Quality of the Inner Life. 2020-09-1015:22
Mindfulness of Emotions (3 of 5) Emotions and Feelings 2020-09-0913:39
Guide Meditation: Balance 2020-09-0932:05
Mindfulness of Emotions (2 of 5) Emotions in the Body
2020-09-0814:53
Guided Meditation: Breathing with Emotions
2020-09-0833:38
Mindfulness of Emotions (1 of 5) Introduction 2020-09-0712:16
Guided Meditation: Giving Freedom to Emotions
2020-09-0732:04
Mindfulness of Emotions (Series) 2020-09-073:51:36
Guided Meditation: Not Clinging to Thoughts 2020-09-0432:12
Mindfulness of Thinking (5 of 5) The Joy of Not Clinging to Thoughts 2020-09-0413:54
Mindfulness of Thinking (4 of 5) Beyond Thinking 2020-09-0312:57
Guided Meditation: The Space Around Thoughts 2020-09-0331:34
Mindfulness of Thinking (3 of 5) Types of Thinking 2020-09-0213:48
Guided Meditation: Thinking vs Knowing 2020-09-0233:03
Mindfulness of Thinking (2 of 5) The Process of Thinking 2020-09-0115:25
Guided Meditation: Mindful of the Process of Thinking 2020-09-0130:21
Mindfulness of Thinking (1 of 5) Recognizing Thinking 2020-08-3115:03
Guided Meditation: Settling Thoughts 2020-08-3130:32
Mindfulness of Thinking (Series) 2020-08-313:48:53
August 30, 2:30pm - Dharma Talk - Who Can Untangle The Tangle?
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3027:23
Social Justice Through a Buddhist Lens 2020-08-3025:43
Guided Meditation: Touching the Dharma Within 2020-08-3033:38
August 30, 7:30 a.m. Mindfulness of Breathing: Exuberant Joy
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3012:00
August 30, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Enjoying Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-3030:22
Mindfulness of Breathing (7 of 7) Exuberant Joy 2020-08-3012:00
Guided Meditation: Enjoying Breathing 2020-08-3030:22
August 29, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of Thinking + Friendliness
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2941:45
August 29, 7:30 a.m.: Mindfulness of Breathing (6 of 7) Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2913:24
Mindfulness of Breathing (6 of 7) Letting Go 2020-08-2913:24
August 29, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Breathing and Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2933:04
Guided Meditation: Breathing and Letting Go 2020-08-2933:04
August 28, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of the Body
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2844:06
August 28, 7:30 a.m. Dharmette: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2812:48
August 28, 7:00 am sit: Guided Meditation: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
2020-08-2831:31
Mindfulness of Breathing (5 of 7) Intimacy with Breathing 2020-08-2812:48
Guided Meditation: Intimacy with Breathing 2020-08-2831:31
Mindfulness of Breathing (4 of 7) Breathing as a Mirror 2020-08-2712:00
Guided Meditation: The Full Breath Cycle 2020-08-2732:00
Guided Meditation: Breathing With Experience 2020-08-2631:33
Mindfulness of Breathing (3 of 7) Freedom with Breathing 2020-08-2613:02
Mindfulness of Breathing (2 of 7) Continuity 2020-08-2514:23
Guided Meditation: Continuity with Breathing 2020-08-2529:55
Mindfulness of Breathing (1 of 7) Introduction to Breathing 2020-08-2413:28
Guided Meditation: Relaxing with Breathing 2020-08-2429:45
Mindfulness of Breathing (Series) 2020-08-245:09:20
Do What You Can 2020-08-2327:13
Guided Meditation: Deep Thinking 2020-08-2335:06
Practicing with Fear and Danger 2020-08-1625:52
Guided Meditation: Relaxation 2020-08-1635:19
Paramis (10 of 10) Equanimity 2020-08-1412:59
Guided Meditation: Equanimity 2020-08-1431:27
Mahapajapati at IMC + Community Meeting 2020-08-1439:58
Pāramīs (9 of 10) Goodwill (Mettā) 2020-08-1315:21
Guided Meditation Mindfulness is Goodwill 2020-08-1329:07
Pāramīs (8 of 10) Determination 2020-08-1212:45
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Determination 2020-08-1229:43
Pāramīs (7 of 10) Truth 2020-08-1113:51
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Truth 2020-08-1129:55
Pāramīs (6 of 10) Patience 2020-08-1013:27
Guided Meditation: Perseverance in Each Moment 2020-08-1029:32
Paṭācārā and Poetry of the Early Nuns 2020-08-0925:59
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Dignity 2020-08-0935:06
Pāramīs (5 of 10) Effort 2020-08-0714:35
Guided Meditation: Effort to Allow 2020-08-0733:06
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Wisdom 2020-08-0630:50
Pāramīs (4 of 10) Wisdom 2020-08-0614:08
Pāramīs (3 of 10) Renunciation 2020-08-0514:45
Guided Meditation: Letting Go Into Your Positive Qualities 2020-08-0530:53
Pāramīs (2 of 10) Virtuous Behavior 2020-08-0416:16
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Non-Harming 2020-08-0428:03
Pāramīs (1 of 10) Generosity 2020-08-0312:31
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness with Generosity 2020-08-0329:12
John Lewis and Persevering with Non-harming 2020-08-0227:07
Wise Speech (5 of 5) Do I have Goodwill? 2020-07-3114:47
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness with Goodwill 2020-07-3131:43
Wise Speech (4 of 5) Is it Beneficial? 2020-07-3013:47
Guided Meditation: What is Happening and our Relationship to It 2020-07-3029:40

 

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