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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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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
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Emotions
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2248:04
Talk: Cultivating Confidence for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2148:40
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2051:04
Talk: Cultivating Stability for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1945:31
Opening Talk, refuges and precepts
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1833:10
The Noble Truth of Happiness
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-03-0253:57
Instuction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-03-0151:51
Talk: The Second Noble Truth, cont
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2862:41
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2651:09
Talk: Overview of the Four Noble Truths
Feb 24-Mar 3 2018: Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd & Oren Sofer
2018-02-2554:03
Retreat Discussion Practice and Love
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-02-0358:01
Instruction 10
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-02-0250:19
talk: Purification by Knowledge and Vision
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-02-0151:31
Instruction 9
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-3158:19
Talk: Purification by the Practice 2
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2955:59
Instruction: 7
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2855:16
Talk: Purification of What is and is not the Path
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2755:15
Instruction 5
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2662:28
Talk: Purification of View
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2556:26
Instruction 3
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2459:41
Talk: Purification of Virtue
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2349:11
Instruction 1: Intro to Mahasi Practice
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
2018-01-2260:10
Concluding Talk: Independent in the Dharma
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1620:04
Evening Questions
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1613:15
Afternoon Questions with Gil, Andrea and Dawn
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1656:16
Morning Instructions: Spacious Awareness
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1545:56
Impermanence
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1456:04
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of the Body
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1347:52
Hindrances and Putting Aside Covetousness and Grief
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1256:32
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1142:26
Retreat Opening Evening
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2017-12-1052:33
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
Closing Evening talk & Q&A with Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
2017-11-0756:58
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, assisted by Ines Freedman
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

 

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