Tag: Gil Fronsdal

Dharma Practice Series: The Paramis with Gil Fronsdal

Dharma Practice Series: The Paramis with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Dharma Practice Series: Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm 2010 September 10 Generosity (Dana) October 15 Virtue (Sila) November 5 Renunciation (Nekkhamma) December 3 Wisdom (Panna) 2011 January 7 Energy/Vigor (Viriya) February 4 Patience (Khanti) March 4 Truthfulness (Sacca) April 15 Resolve (Adhitthana) May 6 Lovingkindness (Metta) June 3 Equanimity (Upekkha) Starting September 10, 2010, IMC is offering an ten month program of study and practice of the ten perfections (paramis).  These are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both…

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Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella

Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella [2010]

Sunday, March 20 to Sunday March 27, 2011 Hidden Villa , 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Registration opens November 20, 2010 This retreat is currently full.  New applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if spots open up. Flyer Information Application 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…

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Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 8:30am to 5pm Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment for developing a continuity of awareness for an extended period. This particular daylong retreat is meant for people who already understand the basic practice of mindfulness; no instruction will be…

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Family Retreat at Spirit Rock with Ajahn Pasanno, Gil Fronsdal, Betsy Rose and Heather Sundberg

Family Retreat at Spirit Rock with Ajahn Pasanno, Gil Fronsdal, Betsy Rose and Heather Sundberg [2010]

August 4-8, 2010 This five-day, four-night retreat is for families with children ages 5-15 and will include periods of family activities, young people’s groups, parent program and free time. Dharma activities include songs, stories, skits, games, art, time on the land, a campfire, council practice, parent discussions, meditation for parents and children, and dharma talks. See for more information

Vesak – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration with Gil Fronsdal

Vesak – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Sunday, May 23, 10-10:45am Vesak – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration. During the first part of the Sunday morning Dharma Talk, we will have a Vesak celebration to honor the Buddha’s birthday. Families with children are encouraged to attend.Come with cut flowers at 10:00 to decorate pagoda (in the IMC parking lot) 10:30 Procession into meditation hall for Buddha’s Birthday celebration.

Introduction to Loving-kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

Introduction to Loving-kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Wednesdays May 12 – June 2, 7:30-9:00 pm Loving-kindness meditation involves developing goodwill toward oneself and others. It is an important Buddhist practice in its own right, and it is a valuable compliment to mindfulness meditation. The practice brings many benefits, including greater self-understanding, goodwill, and inner stability. The four week series will systematically present the classic instruction for cultivating loving-kindness.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Six Wednesday Evenings, January 12 to February 16, 2011, 7:30 – 9pm Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is…

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Intensive Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

Intensive Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 6am – 9pm This is a great opportunity for a full day of immersion in silent Dharma Practice. Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment for developing a continuity of awareness for an extended period. Fifteen minute Interviews with Gil…

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Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal

Daylong Retreat with Gil Fronsdal [2010]

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9am to 4:30pm This is a daylong retreat with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction in mindfulness practice, particularly in mindfulness of the body and a dharma talk. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners. No interviews. Bring lunch.

Insight Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Mary Grace Orr and Noah Levine

Insight Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Mary Grace Orr and Noah Levine [2009]

Friday, July 2, 3:00 pm – Sunday, July 11, 12:00 pm (9 nights) This Spirit Rock ( see http://www.spiritrock.org/) retreat follows the usual Insight Meditation (Vipassana) format of sitting and walking in silence, with systematic meditation instructions. Teachers give daily dharma talks and there will be time for individual interviews. A good retreat for beginning and experienced meditators. This retreat is held at the Vajrapani Institute located in the beautiful mountains above Santa Cruz. More information can be found on…

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