DISCOVERING BUDDHISM

Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: All About Karma

Sun Aug 23, 2020

“If we must fear death, we should fear it because of the loss of opportunity to make our lives worthwhile, because of the loss of opportunity to subdue our minds.” –Yangsi Rinpoche, Practicing the Path

Karma is the law of cause and effect that determines how we experience our lives. When we understand how karma works, we know which actions will bring joy and benefit, and which actions will cause harm. A clear understanding of karma gives us enormous power to develop our limitless positive potential. Cultivating faith in karma also inspires us to acknowledge the harmful actions we’ve done in the past, correct course, and weed the gardens of our mind by purifying past negative actions.

Come join this daylong retreat, where Gus Cutz will lead us in meditation and conversation all about karma! We will discuss the karmic benefits of cultivating virtue, and gain experience with karmic purification practice aimed transforming and uplifting our minds. Together we will explore ways to become adept at dealing with life most effectively.

This retreat is the culminating event for Discovering Buddhism: All About Karma, though all are welcome to join.

Discovering Buddhism Certification

FPMT certification is available for those who complete all the components of the course. The completion certificate confirms the satisfaction of having accomplished a comprehensive engagement with the path to enlightenment and is symbolic of your commitment to spiritual awakening.

If you are interested in receiving credit for completing this module, please indicate your commitment to completing all of the module’s requirements by printing, completing, and signing the first page of this document: Requirements for Official Completion of Discovering Buddhism and bring it the retreat, or email it to [email protected].

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.