Visiting Teachers

Matthew Brensilver, PhD

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, offers retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. For more than a decade, he taught for Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.  He continues to teach at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. He spent years doing research on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science.

Events with Matthew Brensilver, PhD

Wisdom and Compassion for our Time
June 1, 2019

As our capacity for wisdom and compassion deepen, our ability to bring about real and transformative change both internally and externally increases. During this weeklong mostly silent retreat we will practice with the classic Mindfulness practices for developing clear seeing, wisdom and compassion. With greater clarity we are better able to understand our internal processes as well as key issues of our time, and how to address them with greater awareness and balance of mind. The course, open to all, will be held in the context of silence, with a few structured intentional dialogue exercises towards the end of the retreat.…