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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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Letting Go: Clinging and Peace
2012-04-1640:16
Contemplation of Death 2012-04-1541:33
Wise Letting Go
2012-04-0939:00
Training 2012-04-0243:10
Dharma Practice Day-Brahma Vihara- Equanimity (Series) 2012-03-302:36:10
Reflections on Desire 2012-03-2645:04
Dharmette: Something About Nothing
2012-03-2515:54
Immediacy and the Five Aggregates
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-2355:25
Practicing with Desire
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-2151:01
The Dharma and Mindfulness
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-1954:49
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella (Series)
2012 March Hidden Villa Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2012-03-195:16:07
Three ways of understanding the path
2012-03-1838:16
Dharmette: Q&A – How We Hold Our Concerns
2012-03-1410:21
Practice Note: The Weight of Concerns
2012-03-144:13
Questions and Answers 2012-03-1241:34
Views of the Dharma 2012-03-1140:12
Practice Note: Satisfying Mindfulness
2012-03-076:13
Dharmette: The Value of Knowing That You Know
2012-03-0711:29
Practice And Busy Life 2012-03-0537:04
Student-Teacher Dynamic 2012-03-0440:55
Insight World Aid: Compassionate Service Update 2012-02-2964:48
Dharmette: How Do You Carry Yourself?
2012-02-2911:50
Practice Note: Balance during Meditation
2012-02-293:26
Reviewing Meditation Technique
2012-02-2738:10
Teaching the Dharma 2012-02-2635:48
The Pedagogy of the Buddha 2012-02-1940:30
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6
2012-02-151:34:00
Dharmette: What am I Leaving Out?
2012-02-158:57
Practice Note: The Wow Factor
2012-02-154:34
Desire 2012-02-1327:00
Reflections on Effort 2012-02-1241:54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5
2012-02-081:30:57
Dharmette: Attitude Matters
2012-02-0813:44
Practice Note: Noting Background Attitudes
2012-02-083:24
Breath Meditation 2012-02-0631:33
Cultivating Joy 2012-02-0540:45
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 4
2012-02-011:27:10
Dharmette: Dreams and Mindfulness
2012-02-017:39
Practice Note: A Full, Clear Acknowledgement
2012-02-013:05
The Five Faculties 2012-01-3039:59
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3
2012-01-251:30:37
Dharmette: Q & A
2012-01-2513:51
Practice Note: Staying Close In
2012-01-253:37
The Five Hindrances 2012-01-2343:00
The Four Noble Truths as Practices
2012-01-2240:46
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 2
2012-01-181:27:28
Dharmette: Comfortable with Discomfort
2012-01-1811:28
Practice Note: Enjoyment and Presence
2012-01-186:55
Reflections on Practice & Society
2012-01-1634:16
Talks addressing Social / Public Concerns by Gil Fronsdal (Series) 2012-01-1620:30:01
The Four Noble Truths - From Aboutness to the Beingness
2012-01-1532:45
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 1 2012-01-111:22:22
Dharmette: Using Awareness to Set Ourselves Free
2012-01-1111:45
Four Noble Truths 2012-01-0941:57
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Joy) (Series) 2012-01-061:58:32
Practice Note: Relaxing During Meditation
2011-12-213:36
Dharmette: Our Inner Light
2011-12-2114:14
More Reflections On Gratitude 2011-12-1942:57
Reflections on Gratitude 2011-12-1843:26
Dharmette: Disenchantment with Suffering
2011-12-1414:00
Practice Note: Unhook with "It's OK"
2011-12-146:00
Joy and the Five Jhanic Factors
2011-12-1244:04
Questions and Answers 2011-12-1151:20
Dharmette: A Still Quiet Place Within
2011-12-0711:10
Practice Note: Sing Your Mental Noting
2011-12-075:45
Developing Concentration
2011-12-0545:39
Simple Compassion 2011-12-0444:15
Making a Difference: A Vision for the Role of Mindfulness in Society
2011-12-0154:30
Practice Note: Vitakka and Vicāra
2011-11-306:17
Precepts 2011-11-2844:49
Questions & Answers
2011-11-2143:22
Fear as a Gateway to Deeper Understanding 2011-11-2036:39
Dharmette: Buddhism Simplified
2011-11-168:15
Practice Note: Thinking During Meditation
2011-11-165:53
Investigating Desire
2011-11-1341:36
Encountering the Heavenly Messengers 2011-11-1230:52
Practice Note: How Am I?
2011-11-092:54
Buddhist Ethics
2011-11-0747:39
Intention and Karma 2011-11-0636:43
Dharma Practice Day: Brahma Viharas (Compassion) (Series) 2011-11-046:50:15
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6 2011-11-021:22:55
Dharmette: Conditions for Compassion
2011-11-0212:06
Practice Note: Practicing with an Attitude of Compassion
2011-11-023:09
Hungry Ghosts 2011-10-3143:24
Generosity as Freedom 2011-10-3027:27
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5 2011-10-261:25:11
Dharmette: Balancing Past, Present, and Future
2011-10-2611:54
Practice Note: Practicing Contentment
2011-10-263:04
Awareness 2011-10-2440:23
Generosity: Service
2011-10-2334:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 4 2011-10-191:20:09
Dharmette: What Is Awareness?
2011-10-1918:31
Practice Note: Meditation Attitudes
2011-10-196:04
Nuns' Ordination 2011-10-1744:16
Generosity: The Practice 2011-10-1630:43
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3 2011-10-121:26:18
Insight 2011-10-1048:07
Loving Kindness 2011-10-0940:12
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 2 2011-10-051:17:46
Dharmette: The Dharma Rains On All of Us
2011-10-058:52

 

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