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Matthew Brensilver's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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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2014-08-18 Dharma and Anxiety 47:38
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-08-18 Guided Meditation 56:51
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-06-23 Working with Anger 52:51
Developing skill and open-heartedness in the midst of intense feeling.
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-06-23 Guided Meditation: Mara's Trump Card 4:51
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.
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.
New Year's Teen Retreat (Walden West)

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