Retreats

Developing Resilience Through the Buddhist Path: A daylong of teaching and meditation with Scott Tusa

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Date(s):
Jul 22 (Sat)
Time:
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
"Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation." The Buddha

2,600 years ago an Indian prince awoke to a truth, one so simple yet so subtle, he felt the need to stay silent and that no one would be able to comprehend this truth. Entreated to teach, the prince who would eventually come to be known as the Buddha or awakened one, turned the wheel of the teachings on this profound truth, ushering an abundance of spiritual wealth and goodness into our world. All of this benefit and goodness was not the result of material progress or social upheaval, but instead was the fruit born of one man's inner transformation and resilience.

Join us for a daylong on how to develop emotional and spiritual resiliency through the Buddhist path. We will explore various Buddhist meditations and topics including the four noble truths, the four immeasurables, calm abiding meditation, and more. This daylong will focus on a combination of experiential learning and meditation practice, digging deep into our felt experience, thought patterns, perceptions, emotions, and how we can bring greater efficacy in overcoming mental and emotional habits that cause us unnecessary suffering.

This class is appropriate for all levels, though some experience with meditation would be helpful.

Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Crestone, Colorado. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche. 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. For more information please visit: https://scotttusa.com

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Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $30 to $60 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
65 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Notebook.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.