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Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, is a member of the Guiding Teachers Executive Committee and the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science. Matthew is the co-author of two forthcoming books on meditation during adolescence.



TitleDateLength
Morning Instructions
Insight Retreat: Oct 3-6 2019, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
2019-10-0540:02
The Role of Sila, Samadhi and Panna in Interpersonal Life
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1858:05
Guided Meditation: The Ground of Loving Acceptance
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1745:09
Removing the Thorns of Memory and Becoming
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1656:08
Guided Meditation: Settling through Love, Deepening through Sound
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1548:35
Seven Factors of Awakening
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1459:20
Guided Meditation: Settling into the Pleasure of the Breath
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
2019-05-1349:45
Concluding talk and Q&A
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2546:36
Talk: Guided Meditation: Insight Into Not-self
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2452:29
Guided Meditation: Letting Go of Becoming
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2348:24
Talk: Insight into Dukkha
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2245:40
Guided Meditation: Emotions and Inner Safety
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2147:45
Talk: Cultivating Well-being for Insight
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-2045:28
Guided Meditation: Settling, Body, Breath
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
2018-03-1956:25
Guided Meditation: The Clouds are Sky Too
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
2017-08-1943:01
Perils and Promises of the First Day
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
2017-08-1856:48
Clinging, letting go and the path of sila, samadhi and panna
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
2017-02-2547:00
Guided Meditation: Breath
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
2017-02-2429:07
Romance, Relationship, Sexuality & Dharma
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
2016-10-0957:26
Morning instructions - Breath and Body
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
2016-10-0851:36
Guided Meditation (Day 6): Poems, Reflections, Silence
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0939:02
Tranquility
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0850:34
Guided Meditation (Day 4): Emotion in the Body
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0737:42
Energy
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0640:03
Guded Meditation (Day 2): Breath
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0550:45
Mindfulness
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
2016-04-0439:34
Insight as the Mechanism of Change
January 16-18, 2016: Matthew Brensilver & Alexis Santos
2016-01-1744:35
Morning Instructions - Awareness and Objects
January 16-18, 2016: Matthew Brensilver & Alexis Santos
2016-01-1746:23
Guided Meditation - Awareness and Relaxation
January 16-18, 2016: Matthew Brensilver & Alexis Santos
2016-01-1626:09
Opening Talk - Welcome to Retreat
January 16-18, 2016: Matthew Brensilver & Alexis Santos
2016-01-1550:34
Not-Self
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-06-0349:52
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Mind
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-06-0244:59
Cultivating Confidence in Practice
May 29-Jun 3 2015: Gil Fronsdal, Nikki Mirghafori,Matthew Brensilver
2015-06-0144:49

 

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