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Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally 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. 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. 

Scott has taught extensively throughout the United States, and is featured regularly at MNDFL, Against the Stream, InsightLA, and teaching retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika sangha. He has also been featured at the Den Meditation, Tibet House, Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center, Vajrapani Institute, Courage of Care, Shantideva Meditation Center, and many other meditation organizations and communities. 

Whether he is addressing a large audience or working with an individual one-to-one, Scott combines the time tested wisdom of the Buddhist tradition with the insight needed to address our modern lives, profound ideas with unexpected humor, and sobering seriousness with joyful irreverence. Through his writing, teaching, and mentoring, Scott is dedicated to helping others awaken to their fullest potential, co-creating a world where we all can thrive.