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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.



TitleDateLength
Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-01-2632:33
No Weight, No Substance 2020-01-2213:30
Letting Go 2020-01-223:24
Introduction to Buddhism Part 2: The Essence of Liberation 2020-01-2037:41
Virtuous Behavior 2020-01-1940:02
Wisdom and Meditation on the Eight Fold Path 2020-01-1238:41
Introduction to Buddhism Part 1: The Story of the Buddha 2020-01-0644:34
Introduction to Buddhism (Series) 2020-01-0644:34
The Four Noble Truths 2020-01-0541:26
2020 Vision 2019-12-3039:49
2020 - The Year of Seeing Clearly 2019-12-2922:13
Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others 2019-12-2237:55
Pausing 2019-12-189:58
Practice Note: Simplicity 2019-12-183:21
Q & A 2019-12-1644:02
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and others
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1454:16
Wisdom: Three Characterisitcs
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1254:51
Guided Instruction on Breath and Emotion
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1150:26
Wisdom: Four Noble Truths
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1054:19
Posture Instruction
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0933:33
Intro to Wisdom
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0831:09
Living the Practice into Daily Life 2019-12-0836:45
Liberating the Mind 2019-12-0732:54
Practice Notes - The Mind 2019-12-046:22
Dharmette - Not Identifying 2019-12-0414:56
The Four Truths of Happiness 2019-12-0242:37
Mindful Speech for a Modern World 2019-12-0142:51
Attention-Focused/Narrow 2019-11-2710:42
Practice Notes 2019-11-275:36
Nibbana 2019-11-2541:13
Ethics for a Modern World
2019-11-2442:20
Doing What's Beautiful 2019-11-1144:56
Thinking That Quiets Thinking 2019-11-1038:41
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2019-11-093:57:35
Practice Note: Generosity 2019-11-065:04
Dharmette: Q and A 2019-11-0615:11
Generosity 2019-11-0441:58
Dharmette: Doing Nothing 2019-10-3014:39
Practice Note: Positive Regard 2019-10-304:29
Equanimity 2019-10-2843:11
Concluding Talk on Equanimity and Q&A
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2637:54
Guided Meditation: Overview of Instructions and the Unexpected
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2617:08
Equanimity toward all things
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2544:03
Guided Instruction on Thinking and Concentration
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2454:15
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2349:06
Instructions Mindfulness of Breath and Body
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2254:14
Intro to Equanimity
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2153:06
Instructions in Walking Meditation
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2114:57
Equanimity 2019-10-2044:06
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness of Thinking 2019-10-161:32:11
Dharmette: Tenderness 2019-10-1613:34
Practice Note: Yes or No 2019-10-163:03
Reverence for The Breath 2019-10-1449:43
Guided Meditation: Journey of 3 Breaths 2019-10-1416:01
Practicing With Imagination 2019-10-1341:37
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation on Working with Emotions 2019-10-091:28:37
Dharmette: Practicing With Imagination 2019-10-0913:13
Yes 2019-10-097:04
Earth Care and Loving the Earth 2019-10-0743:31
Caring for the Earth by Caring for Ourselves 2019-10-0647:21
Tranquility 2019-10-0530:49
Be still and gaze upon everything kindly 2019-10-057:03
Interplay Between the Body & Mind 2019-09-3044:42
Knowing The Dharma plus Discussion 2019-09-1644:15
Mindfulness of Attitude 2019-09-1539:07
Mindfulness of Breathing Daylong (Series) 2019-09-142:38:04
Dharmette: A watched mind bring happiness 2019-09-110:00
Noticing The Mind 2019-09-110:00
The Sacred That Includes Everything 2019-09-0941:39
Deepening Relationship with the Dharma 2019-09-0842:41
Dharmette: Useful Attitude 2019-09-0411:49
Practice Note 2019-09-043:58
Your World Begins with You 2019-09-0226:23
The Open Hand of Inclusion 2019-09-0135:08
Drink Your Joy 2019-08-2810:54
Watching 2019-08-285:04
Benefits of Body Meditation 2019-08-2641:02
Dharmette: Don't pick it up and don't reject it 2019-08-2110:19
Practice Note: Mental Noting 2019-08-215:36
A Treasure House Within and Without 2019-08-1939:15
To Care and Not To Care
2019-08-1841:13
Dharmette: Vows 2019-08-1415:27
Practice note: Razor’s Edge 2019-08-144:21
Hatred and the End of Hatred 2019-08-1137:21
Dharmette: Resolve/Allow Learning how to know which is skillful in the moment. 2019-08-0715:34
Practice Notes: Resolve: What you are doing, what is the effect, what are the consequences. 2019-08-076:13
Karma of Beauty & Ill 2019-08-0540:40
Beautyful 2019-07-3111:44
Beauty 2019-07-314:38
Walk With Beauty 2019-07-2941:13
Five Faculties 2019-07-2829:57
Dharmette: Spaciousness 2019-07-2416:04
Practice Note: Quiet mind 2019-07-247:42
Faith 2019-07-2246:10
Going For Refuge 2019-07-2141:50
Dharmette: Noticing 2019-07-1010:46
Practice Note: Consciousness 2019-07-103:55
Letting Go 2019-07-0733:52
Dharmette: Responses vs Reactions 2019-07-0313:04

 

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