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Barbara Brodsky

Barbara Brodsky founder Deep Spring CenterBarbara Brodsky has been practicing meditation since 1960. She has dual roots in the Buddhist and Quaker traditions and her teaching reflects this balance. Barbara teaches insight or vipassana meditation and practices derived from the dzogchen (non-dual awareness) traditions to people of all faiths, traveling throughout the world. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1989, Barbara founded Deep Spring Center.

Why “Deep Spring Center”? Barbara has said, “Almost forty years ago, when I first began to meditate, one day I had a vivid image of accessing a deep spring within myself as I moved into a meditational space. It was a bottomless spring, connected to the Infinite and Eternal. From that spring I drew sustenance and insight, not my own strength and wisdom but a far deeper one to which my meditation opened me. It was a place of deepest connection, deepest love. I saw that source was in all of us, the center to which we may all come. I came to think of it as a spring. The spring was ‘self’ but the waters were the pure energy and love of the universe. That spring has been with me all these years. I hope that all beings find that deep source within, and that it may lead us all to joyful connection and to peace.”

Barbara has been profoundly deaf over thirty years; living with silence has greatly influenced her life and teaching, as have years of active involvement in non-violent action for social change. She is married and the mother of three adult children and is also a published writer and a sculptor whose work may be seen in public and private collections throughout the US.

She is the channel for the discarnate entity, Aaron.


Non-DSC Retreats with Barbara Brodsky

Registration and information can be found on the Retreats page.


Trainings and Transcripts

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Evenings with Aaron

Go to Drop In Programs for schedule.


Private Counseling Meetings and Meditation Interviews
Barbara Brodsky and Aaron

Available by appointment and held in the meditation hall at 3455 Charing Cross Road, Ann Arbor. Rates for counseling meetings are on a sliding scale. Meditation interviews are available on a dana basis.

Please contact Barbara at or call 734.971.3455 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Barbara Brodsky on Love in One, the Movie

Barbara Brodsky - Annual Sangha Meeting, May 5, 2012
Brief Deep Spring Center History

Barbara Brodsky channels Aaron - Annual Sangha Meeting, May 5, 2012



Aaron: A Channeled Introduction

About Aaron's final lifetime; February 21 1998, Emrich retreat


Books by Barbara Brodsky and Aaron

Please visit the Books page for books available from Barbara Brodsky and Aaron