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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 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
Meditation Instruction - Awareness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2931:33
Five Faculties - Samadhi
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2851:41
Meditation Instruction - Body
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2637:34
Five Faculties - Mindfulness
Jan 24-31, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage
2016-01-2549:37
Guided Instruction: "Unmoving Mind"
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1227:32
Resolve of Peace
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1145:35
Guided Intruction: Open Awareness
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-1020:43
The Resolve of Truth
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0944:03
Guided Instruction: Breath and Body
Dec 6-13, 2015: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
2015-12-0829:52
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 Instruction on the 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

 

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