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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sucitto
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.
2018-01-30 Evening Q&A 57:52
1. I am not able to get the breath at the nostrils. What should I do?; 2 (19:20) Could you discuss body energy more?; 3. (46:17) How can I deal with my many mental proliferations in mindful daily life, in interacting with the surrounding environment and other people? 4. (53:54) Have you been introduced to tantric Theravada practice? 5. (57:05) Is it useful to develop psychic skills?
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-30 Evening Meditation - A caring inquiry: what is helpful, now? 9:54
Consider what is useful to focus on for this meditation period. What is a suitable meal for citta to dine on? What gives a natural sense of vitality? What gives a sense of good heart? [Instructions end 9:52]
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-30 AM - The natural source of good will is awareness 48:25
We struggle against the uncertainty and unsatisfactoriness of the phenomenal world. Wisdom lets us know: I can be aware of all of this rather than resist it - I can pause, reflect and determine an appropriate response. As awareness arises the response (not a reaction) is goodwill.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-30 AM - Working Directly with the citta 22:07
Puja means to praise or offer the heart to that which is worthy. It’s a going forth of citta from the habits. Citta is not in the head, it’s not a thought. It’s much more direct. Citta gets obscured, but we can clear this by staying with awareness, breathing through blocks, and sustaining the bodily presence. The body gives awareness a foundation; an open heart gives awareness the willingness to be with this process.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-29 Evening Q&A 44:55
1. Is this a vipassana retreat? 2. (12:15) How to train mind to have energy to overcome mental dullness?
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-29 Evening Talk - A brief guideline on grounding presence 44:17
Find your anchor, that core quality of stability. What is suggested is a spinal, upright sense that goes down into the ground. Take your stand there to repel the forces of Mara. [Instructions end 7:09]
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-29 PM - Entering the bodily field 35:35
Body can be experienced in multiple ways - physical, perceptual, somatic, and energetic. In this light, body is an experience rather than a thing. It plays out in meditation. It’s important to establish a more accurate body, clear of perceptual taints and distortions, biases and kammic impositions.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-29 AM - Detox - clearing the ‘Business Model’ 52:52
Conditioning of the business model - performance, achievement, self-criticism - drives us up into our head. Purification of the unskilful, of self-hood, is possible. It’s accomplished through awareness and energy. Balancing yin (receptive) and yang (driving) energies in the body resets our system, easing the compulsive self that has been formed personally and energetically.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-29 AM - Puja - Dhamma as collective presence and resolve 20:33
Puja invites the total participation of body, voice and mind. It allows a group to come together in harmony. It invites skilful recollections of wholesome qualities. Before the familiar “me” energy takes over, puja helps set up a different context of presence, one that is purifying, steadying and clearing.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto
2018-01-28 Evening - Opening talk - The foundation retreat - cultivation of Dhamma 45:47
Laying the groundwork for retreat, yogis are encouraged to stay in touch with qualities of mindfulness, persistence and right energy. Such steady practice fortifies the citta, rather than the thinking mind, as the source of stability in an inherently unstable world. 30:35 Guided Meditation: Guidance for getting grounded, establishing safety in the space around, making the space you’re sitting in your refuge.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto

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