MEET BRYAN

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Hello, my name is Bryan, it’s nice to be in touch! 

 

I was born in Philadelphia and grew up mostly in Cleveland Heights, OH, bouncing around the Northeast and Midwest. The majority of my adolescent memories take place in school and on the soccer field. I graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst in ‘06. 

After some of my most trying years in NYC, I landed at a 10-day silent meditation retreat in Kaufman TX in 2016. Upon returning to the city, I found a small meditation studio called MNDFL, where I’d study and work for the next few years. 

Meditation and yoga serve as a way to connect to myself in a way that goes beyond the everyday. Having time and space for self-inquiry and connection are deeply regenerative and supportive for me and my life in the city. The people I meet in these spaces are often wonderful too.

My teaching is most influenced by the Vipassana tradition of meditation and the wonderful Thupten Phuntsok, of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. My class is my best attempt to blend my personal experience and understanding of the teachings with what I’m being influenced and shaped by at any given moment. I hope you can join!

Q&A

What makes your spirit come alive?

music, any movement or contemplative practice, great conversation, new ideas, sunrise/sunset, water, great food, meaningful connection, the feeling of having genuinely helped another

What type of old person would you like to become?

the happy and radiant kind

What is a book that has changed your life?

Eternal Echoes - John Odonohue

What is your class like?

In my 30 min meditation class you will first be taught how to prepare your seat for meditation, there will be a 20 minute sit where I will guide you through various meditation techniques, leaving space for stillness, then you will have an opportunity to share what came up for you, ask questions, and hear about others' experiences.