Matthew Brensilver

Knowing, Not-Knowing, and Creating Our Own Path

A Half-Day Retreat with Matthew Brensilver


July 27

10am – 1:30pm

Santa Monica


This path is a dialectic of knowing and not-knowing. We know our minds, we know the four noble truths, we know what can make us happy and what can’t, and we know the nature of experience. But we also open to not-knowing: we practice beginner’s mind, we open to the mystery of another person, open to new understandings of the path, and allow the permanent possibility of being wrong. Dancing in and out of knowing and not-knowing, we find our way, create our own path – and discover a way of living that works. Please join us.

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-$50 for the retreat plus dana for the teacher. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Online Registration is closed. There is still room available and you can register at the door.

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, served as a Buddhist chaplain at USC for four years and teaches about the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Matthew was trained by Noah Levine and teaches at Against the Stream. He is currently in the Spirit Rock/IIMS teacher training program and is mentored by Gil Fronsdal. He conducts research on addiction treatment at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.

Retreat will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA