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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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Guided Meditation: Caring for the Inner Life 2020-05-1734:57
Four Noble Truths: Samudaya (5 of 5) Becoming and Not-Becoming 2020-05-1528:17
Guided Meditation: Unmoving Mind 2020-05-1532:17
Four Noble Truths: Samudaya (4 of 5) The Origin of Suffering 2020-05-1415:05
Guided Meditation: Letting Go 2020-05-1432:10
Four Noble Truths: Samudaya (3 of 5) The Inconstancy of Suffering 2020-05-1313:56
Guided Meditation: Awareness of the Present 2020-05-1331:27
Four Noble Truths: Samudaya (2 of 5) The Conditionality of Suffering 2020-05-1210:09
Guided Meditation: Awareness as Responsiveness not Responsibility 2020-05-1230:48
Four Noble Truths: Samudaya (1 of 5) The Cause of Suffering 2020-05-1114:58
Second Noble Truth: Samudaya (Series) 2020-05-111:22:27
Guided Meditation: Letting Things Be 2020-05-1132:20
Mindfulness as Refuge, Pasture, and Ancestral Homeland 2020-05-1025:07
Guided Meditation: Trusting Awareness 2020-05-1036:54
Guided Meditation: Ease 2020-05-0830:12
Four Noble Truths: Dukkha (5 of 5) The Clinging of Suffering 2020-05-0830:02
Four Noble Truths: Dukkha (4 of 5) Lucid Inconstancy of Suffering 2020-05-0716:14
Guided Meditation: Lucid Allowing Awareness 2020-05-0731:33
Four Noble Truths: Dukkha (3 of 5) Happiness 2020-05-0618:01
Guided Meditation: Allowing the Flow of Experience 2020-05-0629:58
Four Noble Truths: Dukkha (2 of 5) Understanding Suffering 2020-05-0519:54
Guided Meditation: Meditating within Peace 2020-05-0530:35
Four Noble Truths: Dukkha (1 of 5) Introduction to the Truths 2020-05-0417:41
First Noble Truth: Dukkha (Series) 2020-05-041:41:54
The Four Noble Truths (Series) 2020-05-045:45:28
Guided Meditation: Being Grounded in Meditation 2020-05-0431:52
IMC Community Meeting 2020-05-0360:19
COVID-19 Era as the Era of Care 2020-05-0331:36
Guided Meditation: All Inclusive Awareness 2020-05-0336:10
Anukampā (5 of 5) The Ethics of Care 2020-05-0124:17
Guided Meditation: The Center of our Circle of Care 2020-05-0133:06
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (8 of 8): Appreciating the Absence of the Hindrances 2020-04-3069:21
Anukampā (4 of 5) The Continual Act of Care 2020-04-3016:29
Guided Meditation: Meditation as the Continual Act of Caring
2020-04-3029:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (7 of 8): The Hindrance of Doubt 2020-04-291:14:25
Anukampā (3 of 5) Care as Resonance with Others 2020-04-2913:05
Guided Meditation: The Inner Support For Our Challenges
2020-04-2931:43
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (6 of 8): The Hindrance of Restlessness and Worry 2020-04-2868:57
Anukampā (2 of 5) Caring for the Happiness of Others 2020-04-2816:20
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness as the Meeting of Giving and Receiving
2020-04-2830:07
COVID-19, Grief, and Mindfulness 2020-04-2727:01
Guided Meditation: On Being Prepared 2020-04-2730:44
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (5 of 8): The Hinderances of Sloth and Torpor 2020-04-271:12:12
Anukampā (1 of 5) Gil's Story with Compassion and Care 2020-04-2717:46
Guided Meditation: Meditating While Valuing Oneself 2020-04-2730:34
Earth Day as Earth Care Day 2020-04-2627:11
Guided Earth Day Meditation: Four Elements Meditation 2020-04-2635:02
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (4 of 8): The Hindrance of Aversion 2020-04-241:11:25
Kalyāṇa (5 of 5) The Beauty of Practice + Q&A 2020-04-2427:55
Guided Meditation: Sitting in Beauty 2020-04-2429:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (3 of 8): Desire 2020-04-2358:00
Kalyāṇa (4 of 5) The Beautiful Mind 2020-04-2315:25
Guided Meditation: Meditating with a Beautiful Mind 2020-04-2331:16
Dharmette: Earth Day 2020-04-2217:04
Guided Meditation: Including the Whole World in Awareness 2020-04-220:00
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2: (2 of 8) Using BELLA for the Hindrances 2020-04-2255:39
Kalyāṇa (3 of 5) Beautiful Actions 2020-04-2216:22
Guided Meditation: Meditating with the Whole World 2020-04-2231:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 - (1 of 8) the Hindrances 2020-04-2164:21
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (Series) 2020-04-218:54:24
Kalyāṇa (2 of 5) The Beauty of Virtue 2020-04-2114:25
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness and Goodness 2020-04-2130:55
Caring for Self and Others 2020-04-2031:19
Guided Meditation: On Caring for Self 2020-04-2029:35
Kalyāṇa (1 of 5) Introduction to Beauty in the Dharma
2020-04-2015:26
Guided Meditation on Simplicity 2020-04-2029:56
Caring for The Body and The Body Cares for Us 2020-04-1928:30
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of the Body 2020-04-1937:56
Paññā (5 of 5) Liberative Wisdom 2020-04-1713:37
Guided Meditation: Wanting and Non-Wanting 2020-04-1729:26
Paññā (4 of 5) Revelatory Wisdom 2020-04-1614:13
Guided Meditation: Meeting and Receiving 2020-04-1630:44
Paññā (3 of 5) Decisive Wisdom 2020-04-1514:17
Guided Meditation: Giving Breathing Room to Feelings 2020-04-1532:16
Paññā (2 of 5) Distinguishing Wisdom 2020-04-1413:37
Guided Meditation: Having a Foundation 2020-04-1432:39
Paññā (1 of 5) The Wisdom Arising from Suffering 2020-04-1312:42
Wisdom - Paññā (Series) 2020-04-1368:29
Guided Meditation: Meditation as Listening 2020-04-1329:19
Dharmette: Introduction to the Wisdom Faculty 2020-04-1212:33
Guided Meditation: Supported By the Body 2020-04-1232:34
Samādhi (5 of 5) Equanimity to the Fruit Drops 2020-04-1020:38
Guided Meditation on Vitality and Receptive Awareness 2020-04-1031:00
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (9 of 9) 2020-04-091:14:11
Samādhi (4 of 5) Wellbeing and Joy 2020-04-0912:27
Guided Meditation on Breathing 2020-04-0932:55
Guided Meditation on Silence 2020-04-0831:51
Dharmette: Feeding and Not Feeding the Troll
2020-04-0812:14
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (8 of 9) 2020-04-0869:40
Samādhi (3 of 5) Unification of Mind 2020-04-0814:48
Guided Meditation: Holding Everything in the Palm of Awareness 2020-04-0828:56

 

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