Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver, MSW, PhD teaches retreats at the Insight Retreat Center, Spirit Rock and other Buddhist centers. He was previously program director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Matthew worked as a clinical social worker, serving severely and persistently mentally ill adults and adolescents. He subsequently earned a PhD from the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at USC where he was a Provost’s Fellow. His dissertation examined the mechanisms of risk and resilience in maltreated adolescents in a large, longitudinal study in South Los Angeles. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine. Each summer, he lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center on the intersections between mindfulness, science and psychotherapy. He serves on the Board of Directors at Spirit Rock. Matthew is the co-author of two books about meditation during adolescence and continues to be interested in the unfolding dialogue between Buddhism and science.

Matthew Brensilver, MSW, PhD teaches retreats at the Insight Retreat Center, Spirit Rock and other Buddhist centers. He was previously program director for Mindful Schools and for more than a...Read more

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Non-Doing & Liberative Dependent Orignation Matthew Brensilver 2023.01.15 53:36 53:36
2023.01.15
Morning Instruction: Emotions Matthew Brensilver 2023.01.14 43:29 43:29
2023.01.14
Non-doing: Receptivity & Purification Matthew Brensilver 2023.01.13 46:33 46:33
2023.01.13
Conversation about Insight Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver 2022.11.05 44:10 44:10
2022.11.05
Whole Presence Samadhi Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver 2022.11.04 50:17 50:17
2022.11.04
Guided Meditation: Self and Space Matthew Brensilver 2022.10.28 45:26 45:26
2022.10.28
Restlessness, Worry & Compassion Matthew Brensilver 2022.10.27 55:16 55:16
2022.10.27
Guided Meditation: Affect and Motivation Matthew Brensilver 2022.10.26 53:24 53:24
2022.10.26
Ill-Will & Metta Matthew Brensilver 2022.10.25 56:23 56:23
2022.10.25
Developing our Dharma Stories Matthew Brensilver 2022.06.22 46:13 46:13
2022.06.22
Tuesday Sit with Instructions: Affect and Meaning-making Matthew Brensilver 2022.06.21 43:03 43:03
2022.06.21
Monday Dharma Talk: Relationship between the Body and Thinking Matthew Brensilver 2022.06.20 47:16 47:16
2022.06.20
Sunday Evening Reflection Matthew Brensilver 2022.06.19 11:51 11:51
2022.06.19
Dharmette on Retreat Theme: Thought & Freedom Matthew Brensilver 2022.06.18 22:32 22:32
2022.06.18
Love and Its Relation to Wisdom Matthew Brensilver 2021.10.16 47:35 47:35
2021.10.16
Sunday Closing Dharmette Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.13 24:05 24:05
2020.12.13
Saturday Dharma Talk: Freedom to Love Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.12 50:43 50:43
2020.12.12
Friday Morning Instructions: The non-compulsion of awareness Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.11 53:59 53:59
2020.12.11
Thursday Dharma Talk: Not-Self Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.10 54:35 54:35
2020.12.10
Wednesday Evening Reflection: Rohini's Enlightenment Poem Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.09 08:48 08:48
2020.12.09
Wednesday Morning Instructions: Clarifying Body Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.09 51:13 51:13
2020.12.09
Tuesday Dharma Talk: Practicing Freely Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.08 52:54 52:54
2020.12.08
Monday Evening Reflection: A little bit freer Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.07 09:55 09:55
2020.12.07
Monday Morning instructions Matthew Brensilver 2020.12.07 54:36 54:36
2020.12.07
Guided Meditation: Solid, Liquid, Gas Matthew Brensilver 2020.10.16 45:53 45:53
2020.10.16
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