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Matthew Brensilver's Dharma Talks
Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver, PhD, served as a Buddhist chaplain at USC for four years and teaches about the intersection of mindfulness and mental health at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and with Mindful Schools. Matthew was trained by Noah Levine and teaches at Against the Stream. He is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training program and regularly offers retreats at Spirit Rock and the Insight Retreat Center. He spent years doing research on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and continues to be interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science.
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2020-05-17 Your Face: The Gaze, Self-view, Intimacy and Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:11
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online
2020-05-14 Vulnerability, Porousness, Equanimity & Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock Online) 43:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online
2020-05-12 Dialectics of Practice - Opening and Protection (Retreat at Spirit Rock Online) 42:48
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online
2020-03-09 Addressing Coronavirus with a Dharma View- Monday Night Dharma Talk 51:05
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-12-17 Death and the Poignancy of Life 61:37
William James said that death was the ‘worm at the core’ of the human condition that turns us all into ‘melancholy metaphysicians.’ A century later, awareness of mortality is documented to affect our thinking and emotional lives in powerful ways. It figures prominently in Buddhist practice. In what ways does consciousness of death distorts our view and lead us away from wisdom and compassion? Alternatively, how can we open to the truth of finitude such that our heart is softened? Can we intuit the freedom or love that might be released were we more deeply at peace with our mortality? In this evening program, we’ll consider the way death can harden or soften our heart – and how dharma practice might lead us to a life that feels complete. All are welcome.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2019-10-23 Day 6 Morning Guided Instructions: Pervasiveness of Feeling (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2019-10-19 Day 2 Morning Guided Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:38
Rest is Available-Body Breathing
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat
2019-08-15 Attention, Wisdom, Grief and Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:50
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight & Loving Kindness
2019-06-21 Guided Meditation: Body and Space (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:00
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat
2019-06-18 The Story of Jumping Mouse (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:32
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat

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