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Scott Tusa

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We are the Medicine with Meditation Teacher Scott Tusa

A State of Mind

Julian talks with long time meditator and Buddhist meditation teacher Scott Tusa Learn more about Scott at https://scotttusa.com Two good organizations helping Ukraine right now: https://www.unicefusa.org https://disasterphilanthropy.org Topics in Chronological Order: 0:00 Introduction 4:29 Conversation with Scott Scott was a monk for 9 years Tsoknyi Rinpoche Returned his vows in 2017 Differences between Ningma and Gelugpa Buddhist lineages The essence is the same according to Scott Keys to Buddhist teachings: Renunciation Mind, Bodhicitta & Emptiness Bodhicitta & Evolution Buddhism as a Subjective science Meaning of lineage Meaning of Renunciation Mind in the Buddhist teachings Renunciation as giving up clinging to an experience of reality that doesn't exist. Which is not saying Reality does not exist. How are Idols oppress us The importance of the Heart Different spiritual paths versus following one path Sancocha soup - all mixed up. Ayahuasca Psychedelics: we are the medicine. Nonduality: transcending circumstances. Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Ethics and Insight into the nature of mind. Downsides of social media, outrage & cancel culture Emptiness: Going Beyond Beliefs. There is only constructive miscommunication or unconscious miscommunnication Just Being. Engaging in the path to re-learn how to Be. Re-Awakening rather than Awakening. A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com Somatic & Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

1hr 28mins

13 Mar 2022

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20: The connection between Buddhism & Somatics w/ Scott Tusa

The Vital Point

Thanks for checking out this episode with Buddhist meditation teacher, Scott Tusa. We get into a bunch of juicy topics includingWhat Scott feels the Vital Point of Buddhism entails His story of finding spirituality & buddhist practice Buddhist mind training (Lo-Jong) and Tonglen (Giving & Taking) The Buddhist view on somatic (body-based) practices and a practice that Scott leads to help you drop into your body and sit with feelings and sensations. Learn more about the Guest: Instagram: https://instagram.com/scotttusa Website: https://scotttusa.com/ Mention: https://fullybeing.org for more on Scott’s teacher and the dropping practice Scott led. There’s a really great free mini-course to help introduce you to meditation that I definitely recommend. Learn more about the Host: Jonathan Schecter Instagram: https://instagram.com/bluemagicalchemy Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/bb53d386aca2/email-signup Learn more about the Podcast: Listen on Major Platforms : https://linktr.ee/openingthecircle Instagram: https://instagram.com/thevitalpointpodcast


15 Feb 2022

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Scott Tusa's Guided Meditation on Open Awareness

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment

Scott Tusa leads a guided meditation on open awareness, allowing feelings and thoughts to arise in our body and mind without fixation or judgment.Scott Tusa's Guided Meditation on Open AwarenessSupport the show (https://www.skepticspath.org/support/)


20 Apr 2021

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Scott Tusa on Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment

Scott Tusa, mindfulness and Buddhist meditation teacher, talks with us on balancing a committed life of a Buddhist practitioner with the everyday life of work, friends, and family. He also shares some of the common challenges people face in meditation, and constructive, compassionate ways that we can work with these challenges.Scott Tusa on Meditation and Mindfulness in Everyday LifeSupport the show (https://www.skepticspath.org/support/)


13 Apr 2021

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Buddhist Teacher Scott Tusa: ReRooted – Ep. 45 – Getting Real About Fake Woke Bros

Francesca Maximé: WiseGirl

On this episode of ReRooted, Buddhist meditation teacher Scott Tusa joins Francesca Maximé to talk about toxic masculinity, spiritual bypassing, and getting real about fake woke bros.Scott Tusa is a Buddhist meditation teacher based in the United States. 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. Learn more about Scott at https://scotttusa.com/Buddhist TantraFrancesca welcomes Scott, who talks about the large feminine wisdom principle within his tradition of Buddhism. They discuss race versus ethnicity, and the importance of developing an ancestor practice. Scott explores how Buddhist Tantra differs from the Westernized form of Tantra, which tends to focus on sexual energy.“Definitely in Buddhist Tantra, of course, we use our sexual energy within the path, we’re not denying that, but it’s not really centered as the main thing. The main thing is understanding how the mind creates suffering, and how to unwind that suffering within the mind.” – Scott TusaRam Dass talks about Devotional Tantra on Here and Now Ep. 153Getting Real About Fake Woke Bros (16:35)Francesca and Scott touch on bringing more feminine energy into the world, wisdom versus skillful means, and how late stage capitalism fuels toxic masculinity. Francesca explores the concept of spiritual bypassing, and how bro culture has hit the spiritual scene. Scott talks about how men can help other men become real allies for women.“We need to find ways to re-humanize, and it’s really hard because when there’s heavy competitiveness, this is, to me, such a distortion of masculinity.” – Scott TusaAbsolute Versus Relative (32:17)Francesca and Scott discuss shifting resistance to the feminine. They talk about the idea of transcendence when it comes to race, absolute truth versus relative truth, and how self-compassion allows us to show up for others. The idea is waking up from the inside out, and we can all do this work of stepping on the path. “Transcendence doesn’t mean transcending the whole thing, it means waking up through seeing clearly how reality is existing.” – Scott TusaCheck out Francesca’s anti-racism and mindfulness resources at maximeclarity.com


4 Feb 2021

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Ep. 45 – Getting Real About Fake Woke Bros w/ Scott Tusa

ReRooted with Francesca Maximé

On this episode of ReRooted, Buddhist meditation teacher Scott Tusa joins Francesca Maximé to talk about toxic masculinity, spiritual bypassing, and getting real about fake woke bros.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


22 Jan 2021

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#25: 9 Years as a Buddhist Monk: Scott Tusa

A State of Mind

Julian and Scott discuss Scott's life and journey with meditation and his being ordained as a monk by the Dalai Lama. After 9 years he decided to no longer be a monk in the formal sense and has been exploring relationships and paths of healing while he continues to teach meditation and guide people on their path. We discuss the role of psychological work and relationships have in the context of meditation and differences between pre-modern world and our contemporary society and the question of Evolution and "Progress" and what that can mean both for the individual and for our society at large.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-state-of-mind/support

1hr 8mins

16 Oct 2019

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Scott Tusa - Finding More Joy Through Embodied Awareness

Wild Heart Meditation Center

Scott Tusa visits from Brooklyn, NY to teach at Wild Heart Meditation Center. In this talk, Scott speaks on the topic of "Finding More Joy Through Embodied Awareness". Enjoy!

1hr 25mins

8 Mar 2019

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The Unusual Buddha Interviews Scott Tusa

The Unusual Buddha Podcast

In this episode we interview Scott Tusa.  He is an outstanding teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, out of Brooklyn, with a unique perspective on the Dharma.  We cover lineage, student teacher responsibilities, and, we discuss Scott's 9 years as a monk.  Listen to a fresh perspective on the Dharma from someone you may not have have heard of, Enjoy! To get more of Scott's content head to Scotttusa.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theunusualbuddha/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunusualbuddha/support

1hr 13mins

22 Feb 2019

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(2019-01-20) Touching The Ground Of The Body With Kindness with Scott Tusa

InsightLA Long Beach

Dharma talk on "Touching The Ground Of The Body With Kindness" with Scott Tusa.Insight LA, Long Beach, Sunday Sit, January 20th, 2019.

1hr 24mins

21 Jan 2019