In this five day meditation retreat we will dive deep into transformational awareness practices for developing a calm body, clear mind, and compassionate heart. Through periods of meditation and discussion we will explore and develop our connection to a more resilient state of being, and ways to overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering. Whether you want to deepen a sense of presence within yourself, your relationships, or the wider world, this retreat is for you.
There are many ways to approach the practice of meditation. Buddhist meditation aims to cultivate an interconnected awareness. One where the development of our own inner peace gives way to greater harmony with the world around us. Each meditation practice and Dharma talk will be directed to making a lasting, meaningful impact on your practice. This retreat will be held in partial silence with an emphasis on practice. Each day will be broken into periods of sitting and walking meditation with a Dharma talk/Q&A session in the evening.
Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditation retreat and study in the United States, India, and Nepal. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology internationally in group and one-to-one settings, and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche.
3:00pm-5:00pm – Welcome and orientation (Our first practice session will begin after dinner)
Daily Schedule 5/6-5/9
7:30am-8:30am – Meditation
8:30am-9:00am – Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm – Meditation (with breaks)
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm-6:00pm – Meditation (with breaks)
6:00pm-7:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm – Dharma Talk/Q&A
8:00pm-9:00pm – Meditation
7:30am-1:00pm – The schedule remains the same as above with a closing talk before lunch. After lunch we will pack up and depart.