Discovering Buddhism

Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: How to Meditate

“Thus, meditation does not mean the study of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine. It is learning about our own nature: what we are and how we exist.”

― Lama Thubten Yeshe

Join Gus Cutz as he explains the art of inner transformation through training the mind. Learn the meaning and purpose of meditation, as well as basic meditation skills such as how to adjust your posture, set up a meditation session, practice different meditation techniques, and deal with common obstacles to meditation.

The retreat will include discussions and guided meditations. To make the most of this opportunity to cultivate transformation, we will practice noble silence during all breaks. Please come, bring your friends, and practice becoming your own therapist!

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.