All About the Mind: Buddhist Psychology and Epistemology

Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.” –The Dhammapada

The mind is the only thing we are constantly and directly engaged with. Our mental experiences, such as perception, emotion, mood, understanding, concentration, and distraction, not only color our moment-to-moment realities but also constitute them. And while we can understand the brain objectively using the latest imaging technologies, we know our minds primarily by studying our own subjective experience. 

The Buddha taught extremely sophisticated methods for understanding and exploring the mind. Come learn about and try these powerful methods in this special retreat all about the mind, from Buddhist epistemology (the study of how we know what we know) and psychology to Mahamudra, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most profound methods for discovering the ultimate nature of the mind. By better understanding our minds, we can learn how to develop our innate potential for limitless happiness, wisdom, and compassionate lovingkindness!

This retreat is the culminating event for All About the Mind: Buddhist Psychology and Epistemology, though all are welcome to join.

About the Teacher

Gustavo Cutz is an FPMT-certified teacher and has been an active volunteer with Shantideva Center since 2008.  Gus has been the facilitator for Discovering Buddhism since 2012 and he explains complex material with simplicity, making the Buddha’s teachings practical and always accompanied with enthusiasm and a delightful sense of humor.

In addition, Gus facilitates the Debate Club and leads one day retreats. He has also taught Dharma topics at other spiritual centers. He is working on interpreting and summarizing Geshe Thubten Soepa’s teachings on several topics such as the Four Noble Truths, the eight worldly concerns, and the six perfections.  

Gus previously worked as an editor at Wisdom Publications in Boston. Presently he works as a clinical psychologist and practices on Long Island.