Audio Dharma
Donate

Gil Fronsdal RSS
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.



TitleDateLength
Guided Meditation: Sitting in Beauty 2020-04-2429:58
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (3 of 8): Desire 2020-04-2358:00
Kalyāṇa (4 of 5) The Beautiful Mind 2020-04-2315:25
Guided Meditation: Meditating with a Beautiful Mind 2020-04-2331:16
Dharmette: Earth Day 2020-04-2217:04
Guided Meditation: Including the Whole World in Awareness 2020-04-220:00
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2: (2 of 8) Using BELLA for the Hindrances 2020-04-2255:39
Kalyāṇa (3 of 5) Beautiful Actions 2020-04-2216:22
Guided Meditation: Meditating with the Whole World 2020-04-2231:19
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 - (1 of 8) the Hindrances 2020-04-2164:21
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Part 2 (Series) 2020-04-218:54:24
Kalyāṇa (2 of 5) The Beauty of Virtue 2020-04-2114:25
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness and Goodness 2020-04-2130:55
Caring for Self and Others 2020-04-2031:19
Guided Meditation: On Caring for Self 2020-04-2029:35
Kalyāṇa (1 of 5) Introduction to Beauty in the Dharma
2020-04-2015:26
Guided Meditation on Simplicity 2020-04-2029:56
Caring for The Body and The Body Cares for Us 2020-04-1928:30
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of the Body 2020-04-1937:56
Paññā (5 of 5) Liberative Wisdom 2020-04-1713:37
Guided Meditation: Wanting and Non-Wanting 2020-04-1729:26
Paññā (4 of 5) Revelatory Wisdom 2020-04-1614:13
Guided Meditation: Meeting and Receiving 2020-04-1630:44
Paññā (3 of 5) Decisive Wisdom
2020-04-1514:17
Guided Meditation: Giving Breathing Room to Feelings 2020-04-1532:16
Paññā (2 of 5) Distinguishing Wisdom
2020-04-1413:37
Guided Meditation: Having a Foundation 2020-04-1432:39
Paññā (1 of 5) The Wisdom Arising from Suffering
2020-04-1312:42
Wisdom - Paññā (Series) 2020-04-1368:29
Guided Meditation: Meditation as Listening 2020-04-1329:19
Dharmette: Introduction to the Wisdom Faculty 2020-04-1212:33
Guided Meditation: Supported By the Body 2020-04-1232:34
Samādhi (5 of 5) Equanimity to the Fruit Drops 2020-04-1020:38
Guided Meditation on Vitality and Receptive Awareness 2020-04-1031:00
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (9 of 9) 2020-04-091:14:11
Samādhi (4 of 5) Wellbeing and Joy 2020-04-0912:27
Guided Meditation on Breathing 2020-04-0932:55
Guided Meditation on Silence 2020-04-0831:51
Dharmette: Feeding and Not Feeding the Troll
2020-04-0812:14
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (8 of 9) 2020-04-0869:40
Samādhi (3 of 5) Unification of Mind 2020-04-0814:48
Guided Meditation: Holding Everything in the Palm of Awareness 2020-04-0828:56
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (7 of 9) 2020-04-0762:13
Guided Meditation on Quieting Thinking 2020-04-0730:47
Samādhi (2 of 5) Connecting, and Sustaining Awareness 2020-04-0714:42
Compassion and the Passion for Practice 2020-04-0622:20
Guided Meditation on Compassion 2020-04-0643:54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (6 of 9) 2020-04-0657:11
Samādhi (1 of 5) Concentration as Centering and Letting Go Into 2020-04-0611:52
Concentration - Samadhi (Series) 2020-04-061:14:29
Guided Meditation: Letting Go Into 2020-04-0632:04
Caring for Self and Others in the Time of COVID-19 2020-04-0533:12
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Care 2020-04-0533:50
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (5 of 9) 2020-04-0362:44
Sati (5 of 5) Abiding in Lucid Awareness (plus Q&A) 2020-04-0331:45
Guided Meditation: Abiding in Mindfulness 2020-04-0326:44
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (4 of 9) 2020-04-0259:39
Guided Meditation on Stepping Away and Stepping Back 2020-04-0230:27
Sati (4 of 5) Observing Change
2020-04-0214:10
Dharmette: Love in the Time of COVID-19
2020-04-015:57
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (3 of 9) 2020-04-0154:24
Sati (3 of 5) Observation
2020-04-0113:33
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness as Observation 2020-04-0130:05
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (2 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-03-3158:47
Sati (2 of 5) Recognition
2020-03-3114:21
Guided Meditation: Direct Experience 2020-03-3129:42
Equanimity 2020-03-3031:27
Guided Meditation: Awarnesss Outside of Thought 2020-03-3048:34
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (1 of 9): Mindfulness of Breathing 2020-03-3058:15
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2020-03-309:17:08
Sati (1 of 5) Simple Mindfulness
2020-03-3015:17
Mindfulness - Sati (Series) 2020-03-301:29:07
Guided Meditation on Trusting Mindfulness 2020-03-3028:03
Discovering Peace in Challenging Times 2020-03-2939:07
Guided Meditation - Ease 2020-03-2935:00
Viriya (5 of 5) Effortless Effort
2020-03-2729:21
Guided Meditation on Friendly Spacious Awareness 2020-03-2729:54
Viriya (4 of 5) Mindfulness and Calm
2020-03-2613:44
Guided Meditation: Alert and Tranquil 2020-03-2629:55
Dharmette: Meditation in the Time of COVID-19
2020-03-2510:57
Viriya (3 of 5) Continuous Effort 2020-03-2514:30
Guided Meditation: Receptive Mindfulness 2020-03-2525:29
Viriya (2 of 5) Right Endeavor 2020-03-2413:29
Guided Mindfulness Meditation on Vitality. 2020-03-2431:27
Practicing with Fear 2020-03-2331:50
Guided Meditation: Meditation in a Contemplative Way 2020-03-2342:42
Viriya (1 of 5) Initiating Effort
2020-03-2315:00
Effort - Viriya (Series) 2020-03-231:26:05
Guided Meditation: Mindful of What is Obvious 2020-03-2328:22
Gil Speaks about the State of IMC 2020-03-2218:48
Sheltering in Place as a Retreat 2020-03-2243:07
Guided Meditation: Trusting Awareness 2020-03-2232:57
Saddhā (5 of 5) Acceptance + Q&A
2020-03-2028:06
Guided Meditation: Spacious Awareness of Breathing 2020-03-1927:54
Saddhā (4 of 5) Trust
2020-03-1914:53
Guided Meditation: Intimacy with the Breath 2020-03-1927:43
Saddhā (3 of 5) Conviction
2020-03-1813:45
Guided Meditation: Breathing and the Body 2020-03-1832:11
Saddhā (2 of 5) Confidence
2020-03-1714:38
Guided Meditation: Receiving the Breath 2020-03-1730:45

 

Creative Commons Logo
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License