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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: Mindfulness of Breathing
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2051:04
Talk: Cultivating Stability for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1945:31
Opening Talk, refuges and precepts
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1833:10
Three Forms Of Faith
2018-03-1840:33
Aspiration For Awakening 2018-03-1733:38
Noticing 2018-03-1412:27
There Is No Blasphemy in Buddhism 2018-03-1246:30
Four Interpretations of the Second Noble Truth 2018-03-1136:10
Practice Note: Glass Half Empty, Glass Half Full 2018-03-074:31
Not Carrying the Burden 2018-03-078:55
Nothing Is Worth Clinging To 2018-03-0541:50
Desire
2018-03-0446:54
The Noble Truth of Happiness
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-03-0253:57
Instuction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-03-0151:51
Talk: The Second Noble Truth, cont
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2862:41
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2651:09
Talk: Overview of the Four Noble Truths
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2554:03
To Be Changed By Change 2018-02-1942:50
The Ethical Path 2018-02-1843:05
Practice Note: Weather 2018-02-142:57
The Dharma is Onward Leading 2018-02-1243:22
The Vasettha Sutta
• Gil discusses the Vasettha Sutta
2018-02-1141:21
Dharmette: Welcome Everything 2018-02-0711:49
Practice Note: Caregiving 2018-02-074:25
Mindfulness Of Thinking 2018-02-0542:10
Buddhism: Ethics or Not 2018-01-2948:43
Heartwood 2018-01-2141:44
Dharmette: Transformation 2018-01-1014:27
Practice Note: Present 2018-01-103:34
The Four Noble Truths and Untangling the Tangle 2018-01-0742:10
Disentangling 2018-01-0312:49
Experiencing Purely 2018-01-036:11
Four Noble Truths 2018-01-0142:35
Reflections on Sustaining Meditation Practice 2017-12-3140:26
Dharmette: Luminosity and torments 2017-12-2012:21
Practice Note:Continuity and Ease 2017-12-204:10
Like a Lotus in Muddy Water 2017-12-1840:30
Impermanence
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1456:04
Hindrances and Putting Aside Covetousness and Grief
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1256:32
Buddhist Ethics 2017-12-1035:56
With an Open Hand 2017-12-067:59
The Ideal vs What is 2017-12-063:44
Deep Connection Through Doing Nothing 2017-12-0438:32
Renunciation and Loss 2017-12-0342:07
Preparing for Death 2017-11-2743:12
Gratitude is Free 2017-11-2634:15
Dharmette: Freedom in Restraint
2017-11-2212:53
Practice Note: Stillpoint 2017-11-223:30
Setting up for meditation 2017-11-2038:49
Factor of Awakening: Tranquility
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1650:24
Guided Instructions: Mindfulness and Thinking
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1649:58
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness and Investigation
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1353:49
Guided Instruction: Breathing
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1368:44
How Do We Change Through Buddhist Practice
2017-11-1240:13
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2017-11-0761:24
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and benefiting Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2017-11-0650:14
Befriending Fear
2017-11-0541:40
Cultivating and Letting Go 2017-11-0443:31
Practice Note 2017-11-014:16
Dharmette 2017-11-0111:54
Appreciating Mindfulness of Breathing 2017-10-3045:55
Sixteen Steps of Breathing Meditation 2017-10-2946:19
Senjo And Overcoming Separation 2017-10-2341:04
2-week Retreat: Anapanasati (Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman) (Series)
Oct 15-28: Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman
2017-10-1519:22:07
Generosity 2017-10-1548:11
Buddhist Environmental Chaplaincy Daylong Intro (with Kirsten Rudestam)
2017-10-141:16:37
Environmental Buddhist Chaplaincy Daylong (Series)
Buddhist Environmental Eco-Chaplaincy
2017-10-144:58:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2017-10-114:34:14
Practice Note 2017-10-113:41
Dharmette 2017-10-1110:41
The Buddha's Poem of Peace
2017-10-0940:09
The Gratification, the Danger, and the Escape 2017-10-0842:11
Pleasure Vs. Happiness 2017-10-0737:42
Dharmette 2017-10-0411:11
Loving the Earth 2017-10-0240:49
Earth Care Week 2017-10-0136:21
On the Way to Unshakeable Faith 2017-09-1739:53
Dharmette 2017-09-139:28
Practice Note 2017-09-135:38
The Power of Faith 2017-09-1139:02

 

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