Online: Touching the Ground of the Body with Kindness

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Online: Touching the Ground of the Body with Kindness

with Scott Tusa

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm ET

For many of us the body, more specifically the feeling body, can be a painful and confusing place. It’s no wonder that we develop strong habits of numbing, avoiding, and endlessly fixing our felt experiences that arise within it.

Just as our corporeal body suffers when we don’t take proper care of it, so too does our feeling body of sensations and emotions. Like an attic that accumulates dust and cob webs when ignored, our body of feelings, emotions, and life force energies can “clutter,” resulting in a not so stellar emotional life. This further compounds when we have unresolved trauma or relational injuries.

Embodied awareness is a practice of meeting the body on it’s own terms, learning to safely reconnect, and heal. We develop an ability to truly listen to our bodies, deepening our capacity to approach ever subtler sensations and emotions with a more inquisitive and evolving compassionate heart.

In this workshop we will dive deep into transformational embodied awareness practices that engage a unified and joyful loving presence. Through periods of meditation and discussion we will explore and develop our connection to a calmer, more resilient, and interconnected state of being and learn how to move beyond the self-fragmentation that causes unnecessary suffering.

• Learning to safely reconnect to the body and emotions
• Learning how to approach our emotions and relational injuries with more kindness
• Experiencing a grounded interoceptive awareness in the body
•Accessing a unified ground of presence that can heal relational wounds, deepening our interpersonal relationships


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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

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Scott Tusa

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. For more information please visit:

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