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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*.


Evenings with Aaron* - Barbara Brodsky and Aaron

All are welcome! No experience or registration necessary.
Offered as dana (donation).

An open session with Aaron and Barbara. Aaron gives a talk, followed by Q&A.

Aaron's talk will cover a variety of spiritual practices including Vipassana and Pure Awareness Meditation, Working with Inner Guidance, and Supporting Changes in our physical/spiritual bodies through work with body energy, the elements, sound and Open Heart.

Sessions for Winter 2015:
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Deep Spring Center
Dates: 1/21, (skip Feb.), 3/18, 4/15, 5/20

Single session conference call registration.

Join those at Deep Spring Center by conference call on April 15, plus receive a recording of the call.

Single session - $15 | Registration deadline: Tues., April 15

You will receive an email to register for your personal pin # and phone # on Monday or Tuesday before the call. Please make sure you use the link and register.


Join those at Deep Spring Center by conference call in the fall, plus receive a recording of each session.

Fall 2015 - 4 sessions - $40 | Call in from anywhere.
Conference call code before each session.
Recordings will be available to those registered after each call.
Dates to be announced.


Non-DSC Retreats with Barbara Brodsky - 2015

Non-Residential retreat in Seattle - Barbara Brodsky and Aaron*
Spring - No date
For more information contact: Doron Weisbarth at: or 206.524.8488
Seattle, WA

Emerald Isle - Barbara Brodsky and Aaron
April 25 - May 2
Advanced students retreat. For more information contact, retreat manager, Celeste Zygmont,
Emerald Isle, NC

Vipassana retreats at Stone House - Barbara Brodsky, John Orr and Aaron*
November 13 - 15
A beautiful center on 70 acres near Chapel Hill, NC
Commuter or residential. Open to all levels. For more information contact: or 919.943.0438,
Durham, NC

Non-Residential retreat in Seattle - Barbara Brodsky and Aaron*
Fall - No date
For more information contact: Doron Weisbarth at: or 206.524.8488
Seattle, WA


These listing can also be found on the Retreats page.


Books by Barbara Brodsky and Aaron

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



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.

 by appointment only



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


Trainings and Transcripts

Use this link to signup to receive Aaron Daily Thoughts and receive transcripts by email.
Transcripts are available at


*a discarnate spirit that speaks through Barbara Brodsky

Link for Tibetan Monk pdf


evening w/aaron - w15

be a lamp - s15