Online: Truth, Honesty and Dharma 

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Online: Truth, Honesty and Dharma 

with Matthew Brensilver

Friday, March 12th, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Ignorance is often highlighted as the root of suffering in Buddhist psychology. Is truth what frees us? During this evening, we will explore the ways that the pursuit of truth animates Buddhist practice. Dharma practice is a form of rigorous honesty, an attempt to resist self-deception, and a commitment to perceive experience in novel ways. All are welcome.

Matthew will also be teaching a daylong on Saturday. See details here. Or register for both programs below.


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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. Info available here:

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