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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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Overview of Four Resolves
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0743:20
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-2035:15
Happiness and Well-being
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1953:37
Guided Meditation Instuction on body
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1738:19
Introduction to factors of concentration
Nov 15-21, 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori & Alex Haley
2015-11-1656:18
Principles of Cordiality: Virtue and Concentration
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2252:24
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2133:39
Principles of Cordiality: Metta in Thought
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-2054:44
Principle of Cordiality: Metta in action
Oct 17-24, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2015-10-1853:50
Suffering
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-06-0356:01
Cultivating Well Being in Practice
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-05-3155:37
Mutual Benefit
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2848:02
Liberation
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2648:49
Morning Instructions: Stillness
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2515:30
Disenchantment
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2444:20
Morning Instructions: Being Close
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2325:26
Concentration
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2246:46
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2127:19
Tranquillity
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-2050:03
Morning Instructions
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1928:22
Suffering Conditions Faith
Mar 17-29 2015: Experienced Practitioner- Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
2015-03-1849:58
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-2018:44
Refuge in Dharma and Suffering
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1954:17
Instruction: Guided Meditation
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1830:06
Intro to Refuges and Three Characteristics
Feb 17-21 2015: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
2015-02-1732:59
Noble Eightfold Path; Q &A
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3147:27
Guided Instruction on Thoughts
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-3031:13
Third Noble Truth and Equanimity
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2958:54
Guided instruction on Body
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2747:25
Four Noble Truths & Brahmaviharas
Jan 25- Feb 1 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Joanna Harper, Vinny Ferraro
2015-01-2656:18
Morning Instructions: Love and Knowing
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1337:39
Conciousness
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1253:33
Evening Q&A
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1110:50
Morning Instructions: Thinking
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1120:24
Mental Formations
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-1060:08
Morning Instructions: Body
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0943:45
Aggregate Of Body
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0852:00
Walking Instructions
Dec 7-14, 2014: Gil Fronsdal /Andrea Fella
2014-12-0814:28
Guided Meditation: Awareness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2227:51
Jhanic Factors: One-pointedness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2155:38
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of THoughts
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2036:55
Jhanic Factors: Joy and Happiness
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1951:36
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Body
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1849:50
Samadhi and Intro to Jhanic Factors
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1820:29
Hindrances: Doubt
Oct 19-26: Gil Fronsdal / Ruth King
2014-10-2458:45
Hindrances: Sloth and Torpor
Oct 19-26: Gil Fronsdal / Ruth King
2014-10-2257:42
Hindrances: Desire
Oct 19-26: Gil Fronsdal / Ruth King
2014-10-2053:41
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0655:52
Instruction: Mindfulness of Mind
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0526:51
Tranquility Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0455:53
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0337:01
Instructions: Mindfulness of the Body
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-06-0138:53
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-05-3150:48
Introduction to Mindfulness
May 30-Jun 7, 2014 Retreat:Gil Fronsdal/ Adrianne Ross
2014-05-3117:15
Guided Instruction
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-1015:31
Five Faculties-Effort
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-0651:03
Intro to Five Faculties
May 4-11, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/ Mel Weitsman/ Max Erdstein
2014-05-0428:59
2014-04-1022:29
Evening Q&A
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0816:34
2014-04-0856:38
Morning Instructions Day 2: Breath and Body
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0717:04
2014-04-0643:36
Refuges and Precepts
Apr 5-11, 2014: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2014-04-0524:14
Compassion
Feb 18-22, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2014-02-2049:15
Tides of Conceiving
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-3159:08
Non-clinging, Anapanasati
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2952:40
Verified Faith
Jan 26-Feb 2, 2014 7-Day Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Leigh Brasington
2014-01-2755:14
Wise Concentration
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1354:47
Wise Effort
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-1158:11
Wise View
Dec 8 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2013-12-0945:02
Perfection of Samadhi
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-2251:41
Perfection of Patience
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-2055:17
Instruction/Guided Meditation - Body 2
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-1921:30
Perfection of Generosity
Nov 17,2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Paul Haller
2013-11-1851:41
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 7
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2617:49
Overview of 16 Anapanasati practices
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2558:48
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 5
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2420:05
Mindfulness of Breathing: third Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2358:46
Guided Meditation on Anapananasati - Day 3
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2256:59
Mindfulness of Breathing: first Tetrad
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2157:52
Intro to Anapanasati and to Retreat
Oct 20, 2013 Insight Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Richard Shankman
2013-10-2035:38
Clear Comprehension: Conclusion
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2248:54
Morning Instruction: Thoughts
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2134:02
Clear Comprehension of Domain of practice
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-2051:40
Clear Comprehension of Suitability
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1965:03
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1930:20
Clear Comprehension of Purpose
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1847:31
Morning Instructions: Breath
Mar 2013 Retreat: Andrea Fella/Gil Fronsdal
2013-03-1716:17
Samadhi: Concentration
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-03-0141:21
Meditation Instruction: Breath
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-02-2826:49
Introduction to the 3 Trainings
Feb-Mar 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/John Travis
2013-02-2737:59
Cutlivation & Insight: Not-self
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0260:12
Instruction: Mindfulness of how we're mindful
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0221:29
Instruction: Mindfulness of our relationship to experience
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-02-0115:22
Cultivation & Insight: Impermanence
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-3148:59
Instruction: Mindfulness and Thinking
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-3119:19
Cultivation & Insight: Well-being
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-2954:51
Cultivation & Insight: Stability
Jan 2013 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Max Erdstein
2013-01-281:12:24
The Faculty of Wisdom
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2012-12-1452:47
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Dec 2012 Retreat: Gil Fronsdal/Andrea Fella
2012-12-1246:18

 

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