Tuesday Meditation Series:
Introduction to Emptiness with Scott Tusa

Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 10 & 17 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
at Jewel Heart Center

In the Cula Sihanada Sutta, the Buddha described freedom from the bondage of our disturbing emotions as a stanceless 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.” This declaration 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.

Scott Tusa will lead this four-part meditation series on emptiness. He will guide us into exploring a variety of insight meditation techniques designed to help us navigate and transform our relationship to our inner world of thoughts and emotions, bringing greater efficacy in overcoming mental and emotional habits that cause us unnecessary suffering.

This series incorporates advice and exercises to build a meditation practice based on experiences in your daily life. It is most beneficial to attend the entire series, although it is also possible to attend individual sessions. The series is designed to benefit all levels of practitioners and beginners are welcome.

Dates, Time, and Topics:

Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 10 and 17 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm:


Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.

Suggested Donation:

Fee: $10 per session, Shantideva Meditation Members: $9 per session
Funds go directly to help cover the cost of space rental and administrative expenses.


No registration necessary.

About the Facilitator:

Scott Tusa is a former monk and teaches Buddhism and meditation classes, workshops, and retreats nationally. Trained as a monastic in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for nine years, Scott has developed his Buddhist studies and practice under Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and other well-respected Tibetan Buddhist masters, and engaged in solitary meditation retreats for the last 17 years. His schedule and other information can be found here.