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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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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
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

 

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