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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
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As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them.
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2016-05-25 Panna: Understanding Conditionality 62:22
Recognizing that our lives and practice depend on conditions-not self- how do such conditions arise? Placing citta within the Refuge allows for intuitive commintments.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-24 Q&A: Human Needs; Conditionality; Mutuality; Kamma; Play; Energy 61:40
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:09
Use pointing (vitakka) and “tasting/feeling” (vicara). Energy comes with enthusiasm. Use the imaginative faculty to generate useful perceptions and images. Firm up mindfulness to supervise and protect the heart.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-23 Guided Meditation: Cultivating Samadhi 60:51
Key points- ground, safety; resonate with body as textures until breathing becomes apparent. Sample the feelings of breathing and enjoy it. Absorb the ‘sigh’, the felt impression
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 57:41
The 7 factors of enlightenment present a trajectory that begins in the personal domain but moves beyond self. This is because it is based on disengagement (viveka) ripened beyond self.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:43
The constant factor that accompanies all mental states and activities is awareness- the ground of citta. Citta gets conditioned by sankhara of intention, attention and contact. Widening past these we return to awareness.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-22 Guided Meditation: Being with Dying 41:35
An imaginative recollection of the process of mind/citta when in the presence of a dying friend.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-20 Recollection: touching the sacred 67:03
Conscious recollection (eg of Buddha and of death) uses the doing thinking mind to touch and enter the citta as heart. This shifts us out of our personal mindset into the mind-tone of the sacred.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-20 The Centrality of Feeling 69:20
As all dharmas converge on feeling, mindful handling of feeling is crucial for happiness and liberation. Revealing mental feeling through inquiry and handling it skillfully is a thorough practice
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-19 Guided Meditation 39:27
Skillful inquiry reveals the factor of feeling in all experience. By resonating empathetically within as it is there is clarity, inspiration and release.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

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