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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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Dharmette: Non-Clinging
2010-04-1412:10
Benefits Of Retreats On Practice 2010-04-1140:36
Entanglements 2010-04-1032:22
Dharmette: It's OK
2010-04-0711:42
Dharmette: Right Now, Nothing Needs to Happen
2010-03-3111:08
The Three Doors 2010-03-2944:27
Stillness and Perceiving Impermanence 2010-02-2838:49
Dharmette: The Value of Constancy in an Inconstant World
2010-02-249:12
Practice Note: What Needs Acceptance?
2010-02-242:17
Impermanence 2010-02-2245:10
Forgiveness 2010-02-2145:20
Practice Note: Three Phases of Practice
2010-02-174:49
How Do You Hold Beliefs 2010-02-1540:25
Love and Elevation 2010-02-1426:26
Buddhism and Non-Violence (Part 2) 2010-02-0842:35
Learning, Reflecting, and Practicing 2010-02-0742:15
Investigation of Thinking 2010-01-3139:27
Buddhism and Non-Violence (Part 1) 2010-01-2536:54
Breath Meditation 2010-01-2435:45
Practice Note: Where Our Attention Goes
2010-01-204:30
Q and A 2010-01-1843:32
Inner and Outer Conflict 2010-01-1738:25
Samannaphala Sutta (Part 1) 2010-01-151:18:37
Samannaphala Sutta (Part 2) 2010-01-151:42:59
Dharmette: The Road Not Taken
2010-01-1313:23
Intention 2010-01-1138:48
The Four Noble Truths 2010-01-1041:53
Practice Note: A Boat in the Water
2010-01-063:50
Dharmette: Delight, Joy, and Appreciation
2010-01-0613:10
Introduction to Meditation - Winter 2010 (Series) 2010-01-068:20:13
Practice Note Series (Series) 2010-01-062:23:59
Four Truths of the Noble Ones 2010-01-0441:03
Seeing the Roots 2009-12-2415:20
Phases of Your Practice 2009-12-2142:44
Evaluating Your Practice 2009-12-2052:51
Balance of Heart and Mind 2009-12-1616:30
Spiritual Path 2009-12-1437:13
Gratitude 2009-12-1335:01
Four Foundational Truths 2009-12-0640:33
Skills 2009-11-3049:46
On Community 2009-11-2229:58
Guardian of the World 2009-11-1643:29
Q and A - Buddhist Monasticism 2009-11-0842:34
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Investigation) (Series) 2009-11-064:09:43
Spiritual Friends 2009-11-0239:30
Friendship 2009-11-0127:31
Life of The Buddha (Part 3) 2009-10-2644:39
Equanimity and Investigation 2009-10-2538:29
Life of The Buddha (Part 2) 2009-10-1943:38
Equanimity 2009-10-1836:14
Life of The Buddha (Part 1) 2009-10-1248:37
What The Buddha Taught On Love 2009-10-1141:44
Emotions: Boredom 2009-10-0540:59
Question and Answer 2009-10-0441:29
Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Mindfulness: Part 4 2009-10-0223:19
Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Mindfulness: Part 3 2009-10-0244:28
Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Mindfulness: Part 2 2009-10-0258:37
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Series) 2009-10-021:39:09
Dharma Practice Series 2009 - 2010: Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Mindfulness) (Series) 2009-10-021:39:09
Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Mindfulness: Part 1 2009-10-0240:31
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Series) 2009-10-029:38:12
Ten Ox Herding Pictures: Zen Images of the Path 2009-09-2832:51
Liberative Dependent Origination 2009-09-2727:41
Emotions: Forgiveness 2009-09-0732:36
Body Awareness 2009-09-0639:32
Emotions: Gratitude 2009-08-3125:16
Healing Through Awareness 2009-08-3038:27
Intentions 2009-08-2438:44
Fire Sermon 2009-08-0238:27
Emotions: Happiness 2009-07-2738:13
Understanding Suffering 2009-07-2637:55
Emotions: Grief 2009-07-2046:41
Understanding Seeing Transformation 2009-07-1939:44
Emotions: Loving Kindness (Part 2) 2009-07-1339:30
Thinking 2009-07-1241:56
Emotions: Loving Kindness (Part 1) 2009-07-0642:45
Dependent Origination
• Handout (PDF)
2009-06-2149:22
Emotions: Anger (Part 2) 2009-06-1542:17
What Are We Ignoring 2009-06-1445:27
Three Paths of Buddhist Practice 2009-06-0744:00
Introduction to Meditation 2 week 4
• No Homework Available
2009-06-031:28:46
Dependent Co-Arising 2009-05-3143:15
Introduction to Meditation 2 week 3 2009-05-271:29:19
Emotions: Anger 2009-05-2547:21
Introduction to Meditation 2 week 2 2009-05-201:29:09
Emotions: Fear (Part 2) 2009-05-1848:35
Vesak 2009-05-1749:23
Introduction to Meditation 2 (Spring 2009) (Series) 2009-05-135:51:52
Introduction to Meditation 2 week 1 2009-05-131:24:39
Emotions: Fear (Part 1) 2009-05-1146:22
Acknowledge, Feel, Soften 2009-05-1032:36
Guided Meditation: Acknowledge, Feel, Soften 2009-05-107:35
The Five Hindrances: Doubt (1 of 4) 2009-05-0127:06
The Five Hindrances: Doubt (2 of 4) 2009-05-0135:07
The Five Hindrances: Doubt (3 of 4) 2009-05-0140:23
The Five Hindrances: Doubt (4 of 4) 2009-05-0121:22
Emotions: Overview 2009-04-2746:14
Pasture of Attention 2009-04-2637:04
Buddhism in the World 2009-04-1945:14
Awakening 2009-04-1341:05

 

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