Daylong Retreat with Gus Cutz: Wisdom of Emptiness

“Right understanding is the only solution to both physical and mental problems. You should always check very carefully how you’re expending your energy: will it make you happy or not? That’s a big responsibility, don’t you think? It’s your choice: the path of wisdom or the path of ignorance.”

–Lama Thubten Yeshe

In the Buddhist tradition, wisdom means understanding the true nature of reality. This is the only medicine that can completely eliminate the delusions and afflictive emotions disturbing our minds. Join Gus Cutz for an illuminating investigation of this profound and subtle topic, the understanding of reality, which is emptiness.

The retreat will include discussions and guided meditations. Making the most of this opportunity to cultivate wisdom, we will practice silence during all the breaks. Please come, bring your friends, and joyfully transform your engagement with the world.

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.