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 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.