Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: Mind And Its Potential

Though it’s easy to locate the brain in the body, the mind is trickier to examine. Or is it? Long before neuroscience had its present-day tools to examine the brain, Buddhism had undertaken the science of the mind, leading its students to detailed and thorough understanding of their own minds. In this one-day retreat, Gus Cutz guides us in learning more about this inner science, by listening and experiencing through meditation. Join this daylong retreat and learn about the nature of consciousness and its various levels, common mental factors and the primary delusions we may experience in our minds, and how this knowledge can unfold into genuine spiritual wisdom. This retreat is the culminating event for Discovering Buddhism: Mind and Its Potential, though all are welcome to join.

This is the first of 14 modules in the Discovering Buddhism series. Students may join at any point in the cycle. Discovering Buddhism was designed for students interested in deepening their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts, and provides an experiential taste of the Buddha’s teachings and the skills we need to make our lives most meaningful. Each module includes teachings, meditations, readings, discussions, and a short retreat. For more information on the Discovering Buddhism program, please click here.

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.