DISCOVERING BUDDHISM

Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta is the altruistic intention to attain enlightenment in order to be of the greatest benefit to others. When we have truly developed this strong motivation, then we can consider ourselves to be on the Mahayana path.

It takes practice to open our hearts and put others first, and we will cultivate bodhicitta together while integrating topics from the How to Develop Bodhicitta module of Discovering Buddhism. There is no prerequisite and all are welcome.

Join us for discussion and guided meditations designed to cultivate bodhicitta. Making the most of this opportunity to work with our minds, we will practice silence during the breaks, including lunch. Please bring your lunch and enjoy the tranquility of retreat.

About the Teacher

Gustavo Cutz has been an active volunteer with Shantideva Center since 2008 and previously worked as an editor at Wisdom Publications in Boston. He was the facilitator for Discovering Buddhism until 2012 and has taught the course since 2017. He is in the process of becoming an FPMT-certified teacher. Gus also interprets and 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.