Retreat: Transforming the Mind for Compassionate Living.
Co-host: Nalanda Institute for for Contemplative Science.
Scott Tusa and Ana Velasco
surveys the daily practice of clearing the mind, exploring the way the contemplative arts of the Seven Point Mind Training can be woven into a practice of deep mindfulness, restorative yoga and the role-modeling imagery of the Healing Mother, White Tara. The retreat will focus on how this heart-opening practice can help us break the grip of childhood trauma, build an engaged social self and grow to embody the spirit of altruism, through mastering the arts of compassionate openness, giving-and-taking on the breath and transforming adversity into a path.
Saturday, March 16; 10AM-5PM | General:$80/Members:$72
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 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. For more information please visit: https://scotttusa.com
Ana Velasco is a yoga teacher and artist with more than 17 years of teaching experience. Her unique expertise and nurturing/healing style is the result of two decades of practice and a full-time commitment to teaching people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical conditions. She was certified by Om Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga School, and Yoga4Cancer teacher trainings in New York City. Velasco is the founder of Neem, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering yoga as an alternative therapy for under privileged people affected by war and violence around the world. She has lead more than a dozen yoga retreats and workshops worldwide (USA, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua, Germany and Switzerland).