Scott Tusa

meditation teacher
When Scott Tusa was a teenager, his mom passed away, sending him down a path of spiritual seeking. “It started a search of looking for meaning, looking for more purpose in life,” he says. “I didn’t even know a name to put to that. It was just a feeling that I had, a really deep longing for something.” He started to read a variety of books and look into different religions. Eventually, he found Buddhism, which appealed to his analytical mind. Ordained by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the age of 28, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time spent in solitary meditation retreat and study in the United States, India and Nepal. Today, Scott teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology all over the world in group and one-on-one settings. He has trained with some of the greatest living masters since his early 20s, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche, and he is featured regularly at Tibet House, Nalanda Institute, InsightLA, and teaching retreats with Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Pundarika sangha.
New York United States
  • buddhism
  • mindfulness
  • meditation
  • mentoring
Scott  Tusa



  • Berklee College of Music

    Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance 1999 - 2003


  • Meditation Teacher

    MNDFL Sep 2017 - Present (6 years)
  • Meditation & Buddhist Teacher

    InsightLA Feb 2016 - Present (7 years)
  • Meditation Teacher

    The Den Meditation Jan 2016 - Apr 2017 (a year)
  • Meditation & Buddhist Teacher

    Pundarika Foundation Jan 2011 - Present (12 years)
  • Meditation & Buddhist Teacher

    Self-Employed Jan 2010 - Present (13 years)