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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.
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2014-06-23 Guided Meditation: Mara's Trump Card 4:51
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-10-19 Clinging and the Path of Letting Go 61:38
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-12-29 Dharma and the Developmental Tasks of Adolescence 46:40
This talk examines ways that the dharma can support two key developmental tasks of adolescence: exploring the nature of happiness and developing a healthy sense of self without getting stuck in it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Teen Retreat (Walden West)

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