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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.

The Ethical Path 2018-02-1843:05
Practice Note: Weather 2018-02-142:57
The Dharma is Onward Leading 2018-02-1243:22
The Vasettha Sutta
• Gil discusses the Vasettha Sutta
Dharmette: Welcome Everything 2018-02-0711:49
Practice Note: Caretakers of the World
Mindfulness Of Thinking 2018-02-0542:10
Buddhism: Ethics or Not 2018-01-2948:43
Heartwood 2018-01-2141:44
Dharmette: Inner Transformation
Practice Note: Being Present for What Is
The Four Noble Truths and Untangling the Tangle 2018-01-0742:10
Dharmette: Disentangling the Tangle
Practice Note: Experiencing Purely
Four Noble Truths 2018-01-0142:35
Reflections on Sustaining Meditation Practice 2017-12-3140:26
Dharmette: Luminosity and torments 2017-12-2012:21
Practice Note:Continuity and Ease 2017-12-204:10
Like a Lotus in Muddy Water 2017-12-1840:30
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Hindrances and Putting Aside Covetousness and Grief
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Buddhist Ethics 2017-12-1035:56
With an Open Hand 2017-12-067:59
The Ideal vs What is 2017-12-063:44
Deep Connection Through Doing Nothing 2017-12-0438:32
Renunciation and Loss 2017-12-0342:07
Preparing for Death 2017-11-2743:12
Gratitude is Free 2017-11-2634:15
Dharmette: Freedom in Restraint
Practice Note: Stillpoint 2017-11-223:30
Setting up for meditation 2017-11-2038:49
Factor of Awakening: Tranquility
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Guided Instructions: Mindfulness and Thinking
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness and Investigation
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Guided Instruction: Breathing
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
How Do We Change Through Buddhist Practice
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and benefiting Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Befriending Fear
Cultivating and Letting Go 2017-11-0443:31
Practice Note 2017-11-014:16
Dharmette 2017-11-0111:54
Appreciating Mindfulness of Breathing 2017-10-3045:55
Sixteen Steps of Breathing Meditation 2017-10-2946:19
Senjo And Overcoming Separation 2017-10-2341:04
2-week Retreat: Anapanasati (Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman) (Series)
Oct 15-28: Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman
Generosity 2017-10-1548:11
Buddhist Environmental Chaplaincy Daylong Intro (with Kirsten Rudestam)
Environmental Buddhist Chaplaincy Daylong (Series)
Buddhist Environmental Eco-Chaplaincy
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Series) 2017-10-114:34:14
Practice Note 2017-10-113:41
Dharmette 2017-10-1110:41
The Buddha's Poem of Peace
The Gratification, the Danger, and the Escape 2017-10-0842:11
Pleasure Vs. Happiness 2017-10-0737:42
Dharmette 2017-10-0411:11
Loving the Earth 2017-10-0240:49
Earth Care Week 2017-10-0136:21
On the Way to Unshakeable Faith 2017-09-1739:53
Dharmette 2017-09-139:28
Practice Note 2017-09-135:38
The Power of Faith 2017-09-1139:02
Questions and Answers 2017-09-1046:57
Daylong on the Five Faculties (Series) 2017-09-093:35:16
Practice Note 2017-09-066:19
Tranquility: A Lake of Wonder
Choices and Conditions 2017-09-0340:56
Dharmette: Simple Knowing 2017-08-308:02
Practice Note: Settling 2017-08-302:54
Creating Beneficial Conditions for Practice 2017-08-2735:40
Tranquility and Happiness
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Instruction: Stillness and Emotions
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Concept and Direct Experience 2017-08-1443:42
Inner Seeing 2017-08-0736:39
Happiness 2017-07-3033:55
Dharmette: Taking Responsibility
Practice Note: Responsibility to Stay Aware
The Tensions we live with
Reflections On Identity 2017-07-0936:45
Practice Note: Feeling Rather Than Thinking


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