Real But Not True: An Exploration Into Anatta & the Nature of Identity
A Daylong Retreat with Scott Tusa
Sunday June 25th
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.
Open to all.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher and musician. He teaches Buddhism and meditation classes, workshops, and 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 an array of well-respected Tibetan Buddhist masters and in a variety of solitary meditation retreats since his early twenties.
This half daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864