FIND YOUR INNER PEACOCK. INTRIGUED?

 

WITH GUS CUTZ

Sunday, January 13 from 10am to 3:30pm

 

Note: Please bring in a copy (either hard copy or electronic) of the “Everflowing Nectar of Bodhichitta” booklet.

As poets say, peacocks convert the poison they consume into the brilliant colors of their feathers. In the same way, we too can convert all our unwanted experiences into more positive mental states.

Join Gus Cutz as he skillfully shows us how to transform problems into happiness using the special techniques of mind training (lojong in Tibetan). Reflecting on the “Eight Verses of Thought Transformation” and practicing giving and taking meditation (tonglen in Tibetan), we learn to shift our attitude from cherishing ourselves in a self-centered way to affectionately cherishing others. Gus will also integrate other practices from the Transforming Problems module of Discovering Buddhism.

The retreat will include time for discussion and several guided meditations. Making the most of this opportunity to reorient our minds, we will practice silence during all the breaks. Come one, come all, bring friends and enjoy the tranquility of retreat.

 

DATES AND TIMES

 

Sunday, January 13 from 10am to 3:30pm

Schedule:
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Motivation
10:15-10:45 Session
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Session
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:15 Session
12:15-12:30 Walking Meditation

12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:00 Q&A
2:00-2:30 Session
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:15 Session
3:15-3:30 Dedication and conclusion

 

EVENT FEE

 

$50

Shantideva Members: $45

(Member discounts will be applied automatically if you have transferred your membership to MindBody. If you need assistance doing this, please contact [email protected].)

 

REGISTRATION

 

Please register below. You may also register at the door.

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

 

Gustavo Cutz is in the process of becoming a FPMT certified teacher. He has worked at Wisdom Publications in Boston, has been an active volunteer with Shantideva Meditation Center since 2008 and a facilitator for Discovering Buddhism since 2012. He also interprets/summarizes Geshe Thubten Soepa’s teachings on topics such as the Four Noble Truths, the eight worldly concerns, the six perfections, the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, and most recently Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, chapters 1-3. Gus is a clinical psychologist and currently practices on Long Island.