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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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Guided Meditation: Becoming Whole
June 4-7: Gil Fronsdal and Max Erdstein
2020-06-0657:04
Guided Meditation: Responsive Awareness
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-1254:24
Non-Delusion about Self and Not-self
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-1154:01
Reflections on Online Retreats
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0936:55
Guided Meditation: Ease and How We Lose the Ease
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0853:15
Clear Comprehension of Domain
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0744:22
Guided Meditation: This Too
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0651:54
Clear Comprehension of Purpose
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0557:33
Guided Instruction: Simplicity of Attention without Self-reference
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0461:30
Opening, Precepts and Refuges
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
2020-05-0324:58
Q and A
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2836:42
Guided Meditation: Effortless Mindfulness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2851:22
Guided Meditation: Stability and Steadiness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2751:17
Five Faculties: Concentration
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2645:48
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2446:13
Five Faculties: Faith
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2345:36
Wecome, Five Faculties, Refuges, and Precepts
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
2020-02-2229:43
The Perfections Myth; Q and A
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-02-0137:28
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Attitude
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-3148:51
The Perfections of Truth and Determination
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-3052:54
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of the Body
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2846:50
The Perfections of Generosity and Integrity
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2752:02
Introductory talk
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
2020-01-2620:09
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and others
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1454:16
Wisdom: Three Characterisitcs
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1254:51
Guided Instruction on Breath and Emotion
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1150:26
Wisdom: Four Noble Truths
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-1054:19
Posture Instruction
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0933:33
Intro to Wisdom
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2019-12-0831:09
Concluding Talk on Equanimity and Q&A
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2637:54
Guided Meditation: Overview of Instructions and the Unexpected
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2617:08
Equanimity toward all things
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2544:03
Guided Instruction on Thinking and Concentration
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2454:15
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2349:06
Instructions Mindfulness of Breath and Body
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2254:14
Intro to Equanimity
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2153:06
Instructions in Walking Meditation
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
2019-10-2114:57
Closing Dharmette - Q. and A.
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0439:34
Morning Guided Instructions 6 - Radical Simplicity
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0448:43
Not Self
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0353:28
Morning Guided Instructions 4 - Thoughts
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0250:47
Cultivating Wellbeing
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-05-0156:55
Morning Guided Instructions 2 - Body
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-04-3054:28
Cultivating Stability
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
2019-04-2958:10
2019-04-2838:56
Final Dharmette and IRC Appreciation
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1643:49
Guided Meditation on Quality of Awareness
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1642:38
Hindrance of Doubt
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1548:32
Thursday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1420:20
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1450:52
Hindrance of Aversion
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1345:32
Guided Meditation on Body
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1246:07
Introduction to Hindrances
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1143:52
Walking Meditation Instructions
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
2019-03-1115:17
Talk: 3rd Foundation: Mindfulness of Mind
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2857:14
Talk: 1st Foundation: the Body and Breathing
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2655:54
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2654:45
Intro to Theme: Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
2019-02-2555:54
Guided Meditation on 7 Factors of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-02-0215:51
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-02-0159:17
Morning Guided Instruction 3
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-01-3046:55
Investigation Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-01-2956:44
Morning Guided Instructions 2
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-01-2950:14
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-01-2851:22
Intro to 7 Factors of Awakening; Refuges; Precepts
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and Diana Clark
2019-01-2712:34
Retreat Closing talk and Q&A
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1527:26
Morning Instruction: Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1550:14
Talk: Love, Presence and Stillness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1451:11
Morning Instruction: Thinking
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1348:59
Talk: Third Right Effort and Mudita
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1251:31
Morning Instruction: Mindfulness of Embodiment
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1149:38
Talk: First Right Effort and Metta
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1050:42
Walking Meditation Instruction
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2018-12-1016:12
Guided Meditation on Movement and Stillness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1744:01
The Faculty of Wisdom
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1655:53
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1553:00
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1447:23
Guided Meditation on Mindfulness of Body
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1353:58
The Faculty of Faith
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1248:29
Intro to Five Faculties and Refuges
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
2018-11-1132:58
Guided Instruction of Simplicity
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0346:54
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0243:54
Guided Instruction on thinking
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-11-0149:30
GUided Instruction on Body
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-10-3052:08
Talk: Introduction to Seven Factors of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
2018-10-2946:55
Closing words
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0943:21
The Perfection of Equanimity
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0948:12
Guided Meditation: Stillness and Space
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0850:55
The Perfections of Patience and Truth
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0755:26
Instruction: Emotions
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0650:09
The Perfections of Virtue and Renunciation
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0551:01
Instruction: Breath
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
2018-06-0445:21
Guided Meditation: Putting down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1945:46
Putting Down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1850:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Thoughts
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1750:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1651:23
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1552:56
Safeguarding the Sense Doors
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
2018-05-1417:51
Guided Meditation: Still, Spacious Awareness
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2444:10
Talk: Insight into Impermanence
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2350:34

 

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