Brent Beresford

About Brent Beresford

Brent Beresford’s (they/them) greatest teachers are their children, showing them how unreasonable their expectations are, and encouraging the practice of relationship and community. Their work has been in engaging the power of relationship, accompanying individuals and groups since 2002. They have endeavoured to transmit teachings of Dhamma in various forms since 2013, through mindfulness-based approaches and the practice of Insight Dialogue. Brent aspires to lean into the darker places, finding “how the dark too blooms and sings.” A person of mixed racial heritage, they also identify as gender nonconforming.

Brent is inspired to explore the living Dhamma with folks. Taking the large perspectives allowed through Dhamma, these must break down the rigidity found in colonized and patriarchal values, as well as integrate the ways we understand trauma to impact the nervous systems, both individual and collective. Their work as a psychologist, integrating Somatic Experiencing, greatly influences these aspirations. Brent is in-training to become an Insight Dialogue teacher under the mentorship of Phyllis Hicks, Beth Faria, and Jan Surrey.

Events with Brent Beresford

Tuesdays: Grounding in the Insight Dialogue Guidelines

Open Dates
This drop-in practice group will focus practice on deepening understanding of using the six guidelines of Insight Dialogue to cultivate freedom from suffering while in relationship with others. Each session will include silent meditation, focus on a particular Insight Dialogue guideline and contemplation practice in breakout rooms with meditation partners.

Thursday/ Jeudi: Groupe de Pratique du Dialogue Conscient

Open Dates
En ligne et en direct sur Zoom.
Notre intention est de former une communauté autour de la pratique du dialogue conscient, dédiée au chemin d'une vie remplie de douceur et de sagesse, en relation avec les autres et avec le monde dont nous faisons partie.