Calm Body, Clear Mind:
Finding Joy Through Embodied Awareness
Half-Day Meditation Retreat with Visiting Teacher - Scott Tusa
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 10AM - 3PM
Location: 3123 Gallatin Pike
Suggested Donation: $45 to $75 (sliding scale)
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"To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." – Shunryu Suzuki
"Bodhisattvas should not seek omniscience dissociated from their own bodies which arise in/as/of the four elements." – Manjushri in The Sūtra on Eliminating Ajātaśatru's Remorse
Meditation happens in the body. I think we can all mostly agree on that. Yet why when so many of us sit down to meditate we so easily forget this and end up endlessly cycling in and trying to catch and subdue an out of control thinking mind?
In our quest for more mental and spiritual clarity, we often leave the body behind. This makes it difficult to develop a connection to deeper states of meditative awareness that enable consistent progress along the Buddhist path.
In this half-day meditation retreat we will dive deep into embodied awareness practices that engage a sustainable and joyful spiritual journey. Through periods of silent meditation and discussion we will explore and develop our connection to a calmer and more resilient state of being and how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering.
Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditation retreat and study in the United States, India, and Nepal. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology extensively in group and one-to-one setting