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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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Pasture of Attention 2009-04-2637:04
Buddhism in the World 2009-04-1945:14
Awakening 2009-04-1341:05
Discerning Our Stories 2009-04-1248:12
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness (1 of 5) 2009-04-0316:38
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness (2 of 5) 2009-04-0329:16
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness (3 of 5) 2009-04-0335:49
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness (4 of 5) 2009-04-0314:44
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness (5 of 5) 2009-04-0328:21
The Path 2009-03-3037:44
Q and A Session 2009-03-0144:24
The Five Hindrances: Sloth and Topor (1 of 3) 2009-02-2726:27
The Five Hindrances: Sloth and Topor (2 of 3) 2009-02-2724:23
The Five Hindrances: Sloth and Topor (3 of 3) 2009-02-2721:37
Questions and Answers 2009-02-1632:40
Seven Factors of Awakening: Equanimity 2009-02-1539:26
Happiness 2009-02-0947:40
Seven Factors of Awakening: Energy, Joy 2009-01-2533:44
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (5 of 8) 2009-01-2339:14
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (6 of 8) 2009-01-2329:42
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (7 of 8) 2009-01-2353:53
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (8 of 8) 2009-01-2323:09
Martin Luther King 2009-01-1937:03
Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness, Investigation 2009-01-1836:46
Sutta Study: Fruits of the Contemplative Life (Series) 2009-01-153:01:36
Buddhist Ethics (Part 1) 2009-01-1243:22
Sense of Self 2009-01-1145:32
Choice and The Four Noble Truths 2009-01-0540:27
Four Noble Truths 2009-01-0436:42
Seven Factors of Awakening 2008-12-2241:52
Dharma and Mutual Benefit 2008-12-2141:22
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (1 of 8) 2008-12-1937:52
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (2 of 8) 2008-12-1945:21
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (3 of 8) 2008-12-1933:19
The Five Hindrances: Aversion (4 of 8) 2008-12-1930:48
Relaxing Constructed Activity 2008-12-0733:20
The Five Hindrances: Discussion 2008-12-0144:09
Mindfulness of Speaking: Gratitude (Part 7) 2008-11-3032:51
The Five Hindrances: Doubt 2008-11-2442:57
The Five Hindrances: Restlessness and Worry 2008-11-1740:40
Mindfulness of Speaking: The Value of Silence (Part 6) 2008-11-1640:15
The Five Hindrances: Sloth and Torpor 2008-11-1039:20
Mindfulness of Speaking: Beneficial Speech (Part 5) 2008-11-0937:51
The Five Hindrances: Desire (1 of 4) 2008-11-0732:15
The Five Hindrances: Desire (2 of 4) 2008-11-0741:38
The Five Hindrances: Desire (3 of 4) 2008-11-0731:26
The Five Hindrances: Desire (4 of 4) 2008-11-0729:18
Mindfulness of Speaking: Avoiding Unethical Speech (Part 4) 2008-11-0238:55
靜坐的初步介紹 - 心態 (第五課,中文錄音) (Introduction to Meditation – Mind: Chinese recording Part 5)
  • 繁體錄音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 繁體講義與作業Homework (PDF)
  • 简体録音謄本Transcript (PDF)
  • 简体讲义与作业Homework (PDF)
2008-10-291:22:22
Introduction to Meditation - Mind (Part 5) 2008-10-291:25:46
The Five Hindrances: Ill Will 2008-10-2742:26
Mindfulness of Speaking: Dangers and Opportuities (Part 3) 2008-10-2627:42
The Five Hindrances: Sensual Desire 2008-10-2044:59
Mindfulness of Speaking (Part 2) 2008-10-1933:43
The Five Hindrances: Introduction 2008-10-1341:30
Mindfulness of Speaking (Part 1) 2008-10-1242:50
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (1 of 6) 2008-10-1013:10
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (2 of 6) 2008-10-1029:20
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (3 of 6) 2008-10-1023:20
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (4 of 6) 2008-10-1016:21
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (5 of 6) 2008-10-1048:13
The Five Hindrances: Introduction; Desire (6 of 6) 2008-10-1035:10
Dharma Study Program 2008-2009: Five Hindrances (Series) 2008-10-1015:14:54
Karma and the Economy 2008-09-2943:35
Seven Factors of Awakening 2008-09-2843:41
Relational and Non-Relational Realms 2008-08-2442:41
Mental Noting 2008-07-2046:15
Identity View 2008-06-2237:27
Gay Marriage and Buddhism 2008-06-1641:05
Question and Answer 2008-06-0942:41
Five Efforts on the Path 2008-06-0837:03
Taking Refuge (3 of 4) 2008-06-0445:28
Developing Choices 2008-06-0141:45
Emptiness and Compassion - (1 of 4) 2008-05-311:12:09
Emptiness and Compassion - (2 of 4) 2008-05-3139:18
Emptiness and Compassion - (3 of 4) 2008-05-3166:17
Emptiness and Compassion - (4 of 4) 2008-05-3148:00
Anapanasati (1 of 10) 2008-05-309:25
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation (2 of 10) 2008-05-3039:53
Anapanasati (3 of 10) 2008-05-302:47
Anapanasati (4 of 10) 2008-05-302:42
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation (5 of 10) 2008-05-3038:56
Anapanasati (6 of 10) 2008-05-303:02
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation (7 of 10) 2008-05-3037:02
Anapanasati (8 of 10) 2008-05-3010:49
Anapanasati: Guided Meditation (9 of 10) 2008-05-3039:43
Anapanasati (10 of 10) 2008-05-3053:44
Dharma Practice Day - May 30, 2008 (Series) 2008-05-303:58:07
Taking Refuge (2 of 4) 2008-05-2846:47
Taking Refuge (1 of 4) 2008-05-2141:44
Recollecting The Buddha 2008-05-1933:05
Working With Difficulties 2008-05-1240:31
Burma Aid and Nothing 2008-05-1139:06
Loving Kindness (4 of 4) 2008-04-2843:07
Appreciating What is There 2008-04-2735:54
Loving Kindness (3 of 4) 2008-04-2139:47
Buddhist Practice and the Natural World 2008-04-2040:12
Loving Kindness (2 of 4) 2008-04-1444:03
What Is Mindfulness? 2008-04-1342:59
Loving Kindness (1 of 4) 2008-04-0745:35

 

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