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Matthew Brensilver's Dharma Talks
Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver, MSW, PhD, serves on the Guiding Teachers Committee and Board of Directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 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. Each summer, he lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center on the intersections between mindfulness, science 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. He is the co-author of two books about meditation during adolescence.
2014-12-31 Things Nobody told Me When I was a Teen 46:10
Dharma conversations I wanted to be having when I was an adolescent.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's TEEN Retreat
2014-11-03 Mortality and the Poignancy of Life 37:47
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-10-30 Unpacking Some of the Fruits of Practice 50:30
On the development of ethical alignment, inner safety, relaxing the vigilance of self-clinging and feeling like our life is complete even though we die.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Liberate the Body - Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat
2014-10-27 Dukkha Either Hardens or Softens the Heart 45:04
Attitudes that support retreat practice. Developing in looking and the refuge of looking
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Liberate the Body - Stretch the Mind: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat
2014-10-20 Miranda July & The Dharma 39:25
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-09-08 Some Fruits of the Practice 57:45
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-08-19 Mindfulness in Close Relationships 41:37
This talk was given as a part of the series "Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living." A real place for us to check our practice is in our relationships. After all, we are deeply relational beings. Sometimes, our deepest grooves in our minds are only stimulated in relationships. Defilements and habits of mind, such as greed, anger, and delusion, arise in ways that they don't in other situations. In other words, forces of suffering that are latent in other situations can arise in the context of close relationships. Fortunately, this is actually not bad news. Rather, it offers us opportunity to practice, to see ourselves more clearly, to become more free, and to see how we can untangle the love from clinging.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living
2014-08-18 Dharma and Anxiety 47:38
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-08-18 Guided Meditation 56:51
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-06-23 Working with Anger 52:51
Developing skill and open-heartedness in the midst of intense feeling.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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