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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: Stillness and Space
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0850:55
The Perfections of Patience and Truth
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0755:26
Instruction: Emotions
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0650:09
The Perfections of Virtue and Renunciation
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0551:01
Instruction: Breath
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0445:21
Wise Speech 2018-06-0343:34
The Five Faculties, Part 3 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0234:33
The Five Faculties, Part 2 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0219:30
The Five Faculties, Part 1 - Daylong Intensive 2018-06-0234:27
Dharmette: Intentness 2018-05-309:44
Practice Note 2018-05-306:08
Four Ways of Establishing Awareness - Our Ancestral Home 2018-05-2846:52
Burdens of the Mind 2018-05-2732:00
Dharmette: Repetitive Thoughts 2018-05-2312:24
Practice Note: Lived Experience 2018-05-234:12
Stay On the Path
2018-05-2144:48
Guided Meditation: Putting down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1945:46
Putting Down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1850:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Thoughts
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1750:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1651:23
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1552:56
Safeguarding the Sense Doors
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1417:51
Freedom from Thinking 2018-05-1337:52
The Refuges - Class 3
  • Handout: Practicing with the Five Precepts (PDF)
  • Handout: Community As a Jewel (PDF)
2018-05-091:17:06
Lowering the Flag of Self 2018-05-0745:34
Desire 2018-05-0635:32
Desire-Nothing is Enough 2018-05-0526:17
The Refuges - Week 2
  • Handout: The Dharma and the Path of Harmlessness (PDF)
  • Handout: Refuge in the Dhamma (PDF)
2018-05-021:16:27
The Refuges - Week 1
  • Handout: Going for Refuge (PDF)
2018-04-2563:10
Dharmette: Mindfulness and Rafting 2018-04-2514:54
Fear 2018-04-2345:31
Earth Day: Grand Canyon 2018-04-2237:18
Guided Meditation: Still, Spacious Awareness
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2444:10
Talk: Insight into Impermanence
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2350:34
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Emotions
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2248:04
Talk: Cultivating Confidence for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2148:40
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

 

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