Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: Samsara and Nirvana

“Without the complete intention definitely to be free from circling,

There is no way to pacify attachment seeking pleasurable effects in the ocean of circling.

Also, by craving for cyclic existence, embodied beings are continuously bound.

Therefore, at the very beginning seek renunciation.”

–Je Tsongkhapa, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Samsara is the cycle of endless rebirths that ordinarily propels one’s mind toward more suffering. Nirvana is complete freedom from that state. Spend a day in retreat with Gus Cutz, who will guide you through a variety of meditations aimed at developing the determination to be free from suffering and its causes. This, the Buddhadharma asserts, is where the spiritual path truly begins! This retreat is the culminating event for Discovering Buddhism: Samsara and Nirvana, though all are welcome to join.

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.