Matthew Brensilver, MSW, PhD, is a member of the Teachers Council and Guiding Teachers Executive Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health and teaches retreats nationally. Before committing to teaching meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between meditation and science.
Books by Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy, Oren Jay Sofer
Paperback, 2020“Effectively sharing mindfulness with teenagers depends on distinct skill sets… done well, it is incredibly joyous.”
Oren Jay Sofer, Matthew Brensilver
Paperback, 2019A flexible set of lessons tailored to the developmental needs of adolescents, based on research in behavioural science.