Known and Unknown Experience
with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy
October 20 - 22, 2017
Confusion, misperception and problems come from being lost in what is experienced.
When one is lost in an experience, the experiencer is automatically forgotten
and we see what is experienced as being real separate and unchanging.
By remembering the experiencer, we can begin to not be totally lost in the experienced.
Once we find the experiencer and gain some stability and clarity, we can begin to see the true
nature of the experiencer. We will automatically start to be free from being lost in
what is experienced and the experiencer.
The true nature of the experiencer is no different than the true nature of the experienced.
The duality and the difference between the experiencer and the experienced automatically
Who or what is the experiencer? Where does it come from? How does the experiencer get lost in the
experienced? These are the things we’re going to explore together.
About the Teacher
Brendan’s earliest memories are of wandering as an orphan through war-torn Korea, bombs falling on all sides. Some years later he came to the US, adopted by the family of a US soldier. Before long, he resumed his wandering, becoming a ski bum and later a landscape gardener. Finally, he dropped it all, and returned to pilgrimage in Asia, where he landed in India at the feet of some of the highest Tibetan lamas of our time. Thus commenced a life devoted to Buddhist practice, and today he is a respected teacher, in demand at many teaching centers. His own teachers include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, and Sokste Rinpoche. Brendan gives few teachings each year and spends most of his time on retreat in his desert hermitage.