Matthew Brensilver, PhD, began practice in the Tibetan tradition and since 2003, has studied with Shinzen Young. He served as a Buddhist chaplain at USC for four years and teaches about the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Matthew was trained by Noah Levine, with whom he teaches at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Talks are available at againstthestream.org/audio. He has been involved with Spirit Rock Teen Retreats since 2008.
We are all philosophers of happiness. Retreat practice provides the opportunity to examine our strategies and model of the good life. We often find that we have a redemptive hope in clinging.
This talk highlights how we cling and explores a path of letting go.