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Real But Not True: An Exploration Into Anatta & the Nature of Identity

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Daylong with Scott Tusa

Saturday, August 5, 2017; 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Buddha described freedom from the bondage of our disturbing emotions as a stance-less stance: “With the fading away of ignorance and the arising of true knowledge one no longer clings to sensual pleasures, no longer clings to views, no longer clings to rules and observances, no longer clings to the doctrine of self.” – the Cula-sihanada Sutta 

This is known as the Buddha’s famous lion’s roar, and comes about through a process of ethics, meditation, and deep investigation into the nature of identity, the self, and the world. It proclaims that any and all of our experiences of body and mind can become the ground for our awakening, bringing greater efficacy in overcoming mental and emotional habits that cause us unnecessary suffering.

In this day-long retreat, we will explore the Buddhist path of liberation, and the teachings on Anatta (non-self) in an atmosphere of compassionate awareness. The program will provide meditation instruction, Dharma teachings, and time for Q&A/discussion. All are welcome.

COST: $35-$75 sliding scale, plus an offering of dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher, meditation instructor, and spiritual counselor. He teaches Buddhism and meditation classes, workshops, and group retreats nationally and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained as a Buddhist monastic in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for nine years, and has developed his Buddhist studies and practice under Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and other well-respected Tibetan Buddhist masters and in solitary meditation retreats for the last seventeen years. For more information, please visit:

This daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90029. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.


August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Scott Tusa


Melrose Center
4300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angelas,CA90029United States
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