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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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Right Understanding 2007-07-2345:24
Effortless Effort 2007-07-2243:36
What Can You Let Go Of 2007-07-1641:22
Meditation and Emotional Security 2007-07-1529:59
U Tejaniya and His Teachings 2007-06-1844:26
Just to be Alive is Enough 2007-06-1133:26
Right Concentration 2007-06-1038:30
Settling of the Sankharas 2007-06-0928:32
Living in the Knowing 2007-06-0930:29
Insight and Concentration Practice 2007-06-0440:43
The Real Miracle 2007-05-2836:13
Conflict 2007-05-2148:56
Mindfulness Continued 2007-05-2037:54
Right Mindfulness 2007-05-1341:41
Effort and Karma 2007-04-2941:01
Conceit, Restlessness, and Anxiety 2007-04-2338:53
Touching the Earth 2007-04-2235:22
Being Prepared 2007-04-1649:29
Human Nature 2007-04-1538:54
Prince Vessantara 2007-04-0940:25
Delusion 2007-04-0844:19
Meeting Yourself 2007-04-0238:57
Being Present 2007-04-0130:20
It Is Me: I Am Not It 2007-01-2941:53
Right Livelihood 2007-01-2837:22
The Dharma of IMC 2007-01-231:37:07
Breathing Easily 2007-01-2230:29
Taking Refuge 2007-01-1434:17
Four Noble Truths 2007-01-0847:06
Four Noble Truths 2007-01-0740:12
Bahiya and the Simplicity of Freedom 2006-12-1653:03
Practice In Daily Life 2006-12-1135:34
The Value of Questioning 2006-12-1030:59
Thinking 2006-12-0448:27
Dealing With Obstacles 2006-12-0342:31
Old Age, Sickness, Death, and Peace 2006-11-2041:09
Silence 2006-11-1335:20
The Story of Bahiya 2006-11-1234:13
Back to Basics: The Breath 2006-11-0641:17
Right Speech 2006-11-0535:49
Buddhist Meditation: Stream Entry (7 of 7) 2006-10-3044:26
Compassion and Service 2006-10-2945:16
Buddhist Meditation: Freedom (6 of 7) 2006-10-2341:08
Generosity 2006-10-2239:13
Buddhist Meditation: Insight (5 of 7) 2006-10-1652:45
Buddhist Meditation: Four Jhanas (4 of 7) 2006-10-0947:16
Right Intention 2006-10-0836:24
Buddhist Meditation: Concentration (3 of 7) 2006-10-0249:00
Appropriate Response 2006-10-0139:51
Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness Practice (2 of 7) 2006-09-2552:06
Ponds of Nourishment 2006-09-2429:00
Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness and Awareness (1 of 7) 2006-09-1844:58
Buddhist Meditation (Series) 2006-09-185:31:42
Responding to 911 2006-09-1139:57
The Eightfold Path: The Way of Harmlessness 2006-09-0450:01
The Eightfold Path: Finding an Ancient Path 2006-09-0342:00
Quality of Mind 2006-07-3140:32
The Four Elements 2006-07-2435:50
The Spirituality of Imperfection 2006-07-2343:35
Politics 2006-07-1742:26
Letting Go 2006-07-1634:05
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 1) 2006-07-1449:23
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 2) 2006-07-1469:32
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 3) 2006-07-1453:36
The Four Noble Truths - (Part 4) 2006-07-1423:25
Four Noble Truths (Series) 2006-07-143:15:58
Letting Go 2006-07-1355:29
Contrasting Mindfulness and Concentration 2006-06-2538:01
Five Nourishments 2006-06-1943:07
Doing Being and Knowing 2006-06-1835:43
Samadhi 2006-06-1142:02
Seven Factors of Awakening - Introduction - (Part 1) 2006-06-0946:14
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 2) 2006-06-0933:46
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 3) 2006-06-0910:08
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 4) 2006-06-0947:38
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 5) 2006-06-0942:51
Seven Factors of Awakening - Guided Meditation - (Part 6) 2006-06-091:16:32
Seven Factors of Awakening (Series) 2006-06-098:58:37
Aspiration 2006-06-0543:54
Desire 2006-06-0439:41
Desire and Craving 2006-05-2946:24
Retreat Practice 2006-05-1518:11
Nibbana 2006-04-3041:34
Sympathetic Joy 2006-04-2440:14
Question and Answer 2006-04-2340:15
Compassion 2006-04-1739:37
Compassion 2006-04-1631:41
Loving Kindness 2006-04-1041:57
Conceit 2006-04-0944:52
Karma and Intention 2006-04-0351:19
The Cobra 2006-04-0251:02
What is the Question 2006-02-2739:51
Self and Not Self 2006-02-2643:41
Not Self: Wrap-up - (5 of 5) 2006-02-1347:01
Not Self: The Buddha's Teachings - (4 of 5) 2006-02-0655:40
Buddhist Paths 2006-02-0551:44
Not Self: Finding Oneself - (3 of 5) 2006-01-3042:32
Aspiration 2006-01-2933:12
Not Self: Selfing - (2 of 5) 2006-01-2343:46
Money 2006-01-2245:39

 

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