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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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Factor of Awakening: Tranquility
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1650:24
Guided Instructions: Mindfulness and Thinking
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1649:58
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness and Investigation
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1353:49
Guided Instruction: Breathing
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1368:44
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2017-11-0761:24
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and benefiting Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2017-11-0650:14
2-week Retreat: Anapanasati (Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman) (Series)
Oct 15-28: Gil Fronsdal
2017-10-1519:22:07
Tranquility and Happiness
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
2017-08-2444:09
Instruction: Stillness and Emotions
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
2017-08-2440:41
A Life Based on Resolve
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-1059:15
Instruction: How we are mindful
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0947:54
Resolved on Peace
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0854:08
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0747:19
Resolved on Truth
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0553:22
Intro to Resolve and Refuges and Precepts
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
2017-06-0434:03
Afternoon Questions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-1357:12
Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-1053:00
Morning Instruction:
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0950:26
Evening Reflection: Compassion supports Insight
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-085:51
Mindfulness of Hindrances
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0853:55
Mindfulness of our Quality of Inner Being
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0739:54
Mindfulness of Feeling Tone Part Two
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0657:15
Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Elements
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0556:44
Mindfulness of the Four Elements/Qualities
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0455:57
Morning Instructions: Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0342:22
Evening Reflection
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-025:17
Mindfulness of Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0262:59
Morning Instructions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-05-0155:16
Opening Evening: Satipatthana Overview
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-04-3046:56
Guided Meditation Instruction 6
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1648:16
Purification through Knowledge and Vision
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1639:24
Purification through Knowledge and Vision ofthe Practice
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1541:22
Guided Meditation Instruction 5
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1548:24
Purification through Knowledge and Vision of What is and What is not the Path
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1443:45
Guided Meditation Instruction 4
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1451:17
Purification of View and Purification of Doubt
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1355:08
Purification of Mind
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1242:07
Guided Meditation Instruction 2
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1253:27
Purification of Virtue
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1146:46
Guided Meditation Instruction 1
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1111:26
Intro to Seven Stages of Purification
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
2017-02-1025:06
Letting go and liberation
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2758:16
Instruction: Stability, Well-being and Confidence
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2642:33
Cultivation and Insight: The Three Characteristics and their oppositites
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2550:54
Instructions: Samadhi and Mindfulness of thinking
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2439:08
Samadhi
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2358:28
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
2017-01-2263:35
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Emotions - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:10
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:10
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Body - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:04
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Breath - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
2016-12-2920:07
Morning Meditation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1733:45
Refuge in Dharma Trusting the Dharma, Living the Dharma
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1653:22
Mindfulness of Thinking
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1549:24
Refuge in the Dharma: The Conditions for Insight
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1452:05
Mindfulness of Body Sensation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1344:38
The Three Refuges
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2016-12-1245:08
Trust Awareness and Love Everyone
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1952:40
Instruction: The still mind
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1842:33
The Five Powers
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1757:50
Instruction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1631:14
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1515:41
The Five Hindrances
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1552:21
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1411:24
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
2016-11-1450:39
Concluding Talk and Q & A
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-1140:44
Guided Meditation Instructions 6
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-1128:30
The Paramita of Concentration
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-1044:17
Guided Meditation Instruction 4 - Thoughts
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-0928:46
The Paramita of Patience
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-0843:36
Guided Meditation Instructions 2 - The body
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-0730:04
The Paramita of Generosity
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
2016-06-0638:35
Right Intention: Loving Kindness
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2016-05-1946:30
Right Intention: Introduction
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2016-05-1726:34
Dependent Arising: Liberation and Knowledge of Liberation
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2651:57
Guided Instruction on How we are Mindful
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2524:14
Dependent Arising: Concentration and Seeing things as they are
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2453:34
Guided instruction: Emotions
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2339:58
Dependent Arising: Delight and Joy
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2256:24
Instruction on Meditation Posture
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2123:08
Guided Instruction on Breathing
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2132:30
Intro to Liberative Dependent Arising and Refuge chant
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
2016-03-2038:26
Trusting the Emergence of Wisdom
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1249:43
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 5
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1224:42
Three Characteristics and their supports
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1152:43
Not-Self
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1048:41
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 4
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-1018:59
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 5
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0912:15
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 3
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0941:16
Impermanence
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0953:57
Experienced Practioners' Instruction 2
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0826:34
Conditionality
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0845:03
Experienced Practitioners' Instruction 1
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0720:02
The Natural Flow of Practice
Mar 6-13, 2016: Gil Fronsdal
2016-03-0744:48
Maintaining Skillful States
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2746:01
Mindfulness of Thinking Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2744:44
Mindfulness of Emtions Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2639:41
Cultivating Skillful States
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2549:42
Mindfulness of Breathing Instructions
Feb 23-28, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Ines Freedman
2016-02-2439:29
Five Faculties - Conclusion and closing Q and A
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-3048:08

 

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