NOTE: In addition to registering for the retreat you will need to book your room with Kagyu Thubten Choling.
To book your room with KTC, please complete the following two-step process:
First, please register with KTC: http://www.kagyu.com/ktc-reservations
In the Additional Information section, please indicate in the Comments Box that you are attending the Calm Body, Clear Mind Retreat with Scott Tusa.
Note: you cannot submit a payment on this page. Please continue to step two.
Second, please visit http://www.kagyu.com/donate-online/other-donations-and-payments
"To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." – Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Monk)
Meditation happens in both the body and the mind. Yet in our quest for more mental and spiritual clarity, we often leave the body behind. This unconscious habit makes it difficult to develop a connection to deeper states of meditative awareness that are required for us to progress along the spiritual path.
In this seven day mindfulness retreat we will dive deep into modalities directed at helping you move your practice from a conceptual top-down (disembodied) approach to a non-conceptual integration of body-mind awareness. Through the calm and clear presence we will cultivate in our embodied awareness practices we will develop the ground to allow deeper facets of the spiritual journey to unfold. Evening Dharma talks will support the theme of our daily meditations and provide guidance on how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering.
Each meditation practice and Dharma talk will be directed to making a lasting, meaningful impact on your practice. Retreatants will be invited to sign-up for a one-to-one check-in with Scott during the retreat to help deepen individual insights and clarify challenges that may arise in the practice sessions. In support of our practice we will also be observing noble silence during the retreat.
In this seven day mindfulness retreat, we will dive deep into modalities directed at helping you move your practice from a conceptual top-down (disembodied) approach to a non-conceptual integration of body-mind awareness. Through the calm and clear presence we will cultivate in our embodied awareness practices we will develop the ground to allow deeper facets of the spiritual journey to unfold. Evening Dharma talks will support the theme of our daily meditations and provide guidance on how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering.
3pm-5pm - Welcome and orientation (Our first practice session will begin after dinner)
7:00am-8:30am - Meditation
8:30am-9:00am - Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm - Meditation (with breaks)
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch
3:00pm-6:00pm - Meditation (with breaks)
6:00pm-7:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm - Dharma Talk/Q&A
8:00pm-10:00pm - Meditation
7am-1pm - The schedule remains the same as above with a closing talk before lunch. After lunch we will pack up and depart.
Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery ("Garden of the Buddha's Teaching") began as a simple one-story building on seven acres of land overlooking the Hudson River in Wappingers Falls, New York. Since its founding, a major focus of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery has been the three-year retreat program which trains serious students in the core teachings and practices of the Kagyu Lineage. Seven retreats have been completed to date, and the eighth retreat commenced in November 2011.
Over the years, Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery has developed into an active Dharma community and meditation center, providing opportunities for students at all levels.
Getting there from NYC: From Grand Central Station in NYC, take the Hudson line (Poughkeepsie train) to New Hamburg station. (Travel time: approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.) Please call and reserve a taxi in advance to ensure that a taxi will be at the station when your train arrives. (See Taxi Service Information above.) We are located on Sheafe Road directly across from Delavergne Ave. The sign at our driveway reads: 245 Kagyu Thubten Chöling. Please contact Metro-North for train schedules, fares and information. (Phone: 800-METRO-INFO or 212-532-4900; http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us)
If you have any additional questions or concerns please email Scott directly at email@example.com