WORKING SKILLFULLY WITH EMOTIONS
Life doesn't always go the way we want. Rather than checking out when difficulties arise, meditation offers us an opportunity to look towards in order to find true contentment. Contentment does not come from ignoring suffering, but rather happens when we are able to meet and be curious about our fuller human experience. Eventually the kindness and space we can provide towards our own emotional challenges can become the kindness and compassion we can express towards others. In this evening talk, and through periods of meditation, experiential learning, and discussion, we will explore how to meet our difficult emotions with more awareness, compassion, and ease.
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 internationally 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.
Scott is featured regularly at MNDFL, Tibet House, Nalanda Institute, Dharma Punx, InsightLA, and teaching retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika sangha. He has also been featured at the Den Meditation, Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, Vajrapani Institute, Shantideva Meditation Center, Tse Chen Ling, and many other meditation organizations and communities.