Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: Mind And Its Potential
Sun May 15, 10:30am–3:30pm EDT ONLINE
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.
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.
After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link or other instructions. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.
If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].
|10:30-10:45||Welcome and Motivation|
|3:15-3:30||Dedication and conclusion|
Other offering options: free to $40
The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody.
Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)
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.
Dana for the Teacher
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.