"Connecting with Our Buddha-nature"
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About the event
Join us as we begin the new year, and a new decade with special evening to inspire our practice in 2020 and beyond!
Our guest speaker, Scott Tusa, will guide us in ways to connect with our Buddha-nature. The essence of the Buddhist path is the teachings on Buddha-nature (awakened-nature). Buddha-nature represents the extremely positive news that our essence, no matter how many mistakes we make, is not fundamentally flawed. It is the opposite of original sin and affords us the potential for true freedom. In the Buddha's first utterances post-awakening, he described this fundamental ground of our nature as profound, peaceful, beyond constructs, luminous, unconditioned, and present as an intrinsic wisdom within all beings.
At its most practical, our Buddha-nature affords us the potential to grow, evolve, and embody our genuine goodness. When we understand, and eventually through meditation experience this as our essential nature, there is less room for getting sidetracked by our unexamined destructive emotions and thoughts, and more room for living compassionately from within an interconnected whole.
Through a combination of experiential learning and meditation, this evening talk will explore how to connect with our Buddha-nature and embody this intrinsic wisdom within our daily lives.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
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 settings, 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. For more information please visit his website, ScottTusa.com.