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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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Qualities of Faith
2011-01-0339:04
Compassion 2010-12-2636:25
The Role of Buddhist Teachers 2010-12-1941:00
Dharmette: Sun Buddha, Moon Buddha
2010-12-1511:22
Practice Note: The Shape of Awareness
2010-12-157:13
Being A Light Unto Yourself 2010-12-1338:13
The Practice Of Retreats 2010-12-1232:13
Dharmette: How We Hold Our Thoughts
2010-12-088:07
Practice Note: Look Behind Your Thoughts
2010-12-083:31
What Are We Not Conscious Of
2010-12-0644:58
The Paramis-Wisdom 2010-12-0543:21
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Wisdom) (Series) 2010-12-032:08:04
Dharmette: Understanding the Purpose of Practice
2010-12-0113:22
Practice Note: Mindfulness Itself
2010-12-014:43
The Five Hindrances 2010-11-2946:34
Reflections on Loss
2010-11-2240:51
Teachings on Emptiness
2010-11-2140:22
Dharmette: Caretaking the Quality of the Mind
2010-11-109:31
Practice Note: Mindfulness of the Background
2010-11-104:36
Overview of Introduction to Meditation
2010-11-091:33:04
Being A Good Student 2010-11-0829:09
The Paramis: Renunciation 2010-11-0735:34
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Renunciation) (Series) 2010-11-052:08:31
Dharmette: The Grip of Thinking
2010-11-0312:31
Practice Note: Can You Relax Your Thinking Muscle?
2010-11-036:07
Dharmette: Exploring Emotions
2010-10-2711:58
Practice Note: Noticing Emotions in the Body
2010-10-275:25
Ephemera
2010-10-2539:28
The Practice of Gladdening, Collecting and Releasing
2010-10-2430:16
Buddhism and Vegetarianism 2010-10-1845:12
The Paramis: Virtue 2010-10-1734:07
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Virtue) (Series) 2010-10-152:18:28
Dharmette: Wisdom of the Body
2010-10-1315:07
Practice Note: The Importance of the Body
2010-10-134:57
The True Self
2010-10-1140:39
Dharmette: Being with the Breath
2010-10-0614:28
Practice Note: The Breath at the Center of Our Life
2010-10-063:03
IMC Online Community Practice Instructions (Series) 2010-10-061:13:40
Q&A with Gil Fronsdal (Series) 2010-10-064:24:42
The Buddha's Teaching on Self and Not Self 2010-10-0441:16
The Buddha's Teaching to Bahiya 2010-10-0330:25
Investigation of Ease and Un-Ease 2010-09-1939:10
Dharmette: Three Ways of Responding to Challenges
2010-09-1513:07
Practice Note: Ease as a Reference Point
2010-09-154:43
Humility
2010-09-1342:25
Dharma Teens plus The Paramis: Generosity
2010-09-1242:46
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Generosity) (Series) 2010-09-103:28:51
Dharma Practice Series 2010-2011: The Paramis (Series) 2010-09-1024:08:52
Dharma Practice Series 2010 - 2011: The Paramis (Equanimity) (Series) 2010-09-1027:08:50
Social / Public Concerns (Series) 2010-09-0927:06:49
Social / Public Concerns (Series) 2010-09-0926:28:05
Exploring the Concept of Self
2010-09-0641:25
The Ten Paramis: Overview 2010-09-0536:16
Dharmette: What is Being Requested?
2010-09-019:58
Practice Note: Working with Tension
2010-09-013:39
Anatta 2010-08-3045:25
Historical Roots of Western Vipassana 2010-08-2949:22
Practice Note: In the Body
2010-08-253:00
Five Faculties 2010-08-0941:07
Dharmette: Contentment and Discontent
2010-08-0413:36
Practice Note: Amoeba Mind
2010-08-044:01
More On Equanimity
2010-08-0236:48
Social Equanimity
2010-08-0143:18
Dharmette: Fluidity in Mindfulness
2010-07-2811:55
Practice Note: Sitting like a Mountain
2010-07-284:51
Delusion 2010-07-2643:54
Equanimity
2010-07-2535:43
Dharmette: What Is Being Smuggled In?
2010-07-2111:36
Practice Note: Be Relaxed
2010-07-212:18
Cultivating Tranquility 2010-07-1828:21
Dharmette: Riding a Bicycle with the Five Faculties
2010-07-1414:51
Practice Note: Can You Believe in the Simplicity of Breathing?
2010-07-145:18
Dharma 2010-07-1248:13
Lay Practice 2010-06-1445:25
Questions and Answers 2010-06-1346:04
Dharmette: Meditation as Self-expression
2010-06-0912:01
Practice Note: What Arises out of Stillness?
2010-06-095:28
Questions and Answers 2010-06-0743:37
What We Attend To 2010-06-0640:28
Ease 2010-05-3148:55
Buddhist Training 2010-05-3032:40
Dharmette: Using Reference Points
2010-05-2611:57
Practice Note: The Heart of Buddhist Practice
2010-05-263:37
Path to Freedom 2010-05-2446:55
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Equanimity) (Series) 2010-05-211:43:37
Practice Note: Practice as Kite Flying
2010-05-195:09
The Cessation of Suffering 2010-05-1736:52
Compassion and Meeting Ourselves 2010-05-1631:24
Compassion 2010-05-1536:27
Introduction to Loving-kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal (Series) 2010-05-125:48:00
Practice Note: Melding Kindness and Mindfulness
2010-05-123:43
Four Types Of Clinging
2010-05-1046:46
Supported By The Dharma 2010-05-0936:34
Turning Toward Suffering 2010-05-0342:37
Reflections on Intention 2010-05-0245:22
Dharmette: Doing One Thing at a Time
2010-04-289:28
Practice Note: One Thing at a Time
2010-04-283:10
Intention 2010-04-2533:52
Dharma Practice Series 2009-2010: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Concentration) (Series) 2010-04-233:53:10
Teach Yourself to Grow Food
2010-04-2112:22

 

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