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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.
2016-11-22 Q & A: Dependent origination, ease, lightness of attention 1:16:48
Explanation of dependent origination; how to weaken and sever the link between feeling and craving; value of spiritually based feeling; quality of applied thought and evaluation; domain of insight and dispassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-22 The clinging reflex and where to break it 47:18
Upadana (clinging) is a reflex, not a rational choice. It can be released at the point where perception (sanna) triggers reaction (sankhara), through widening attention.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-21 Removal of asava (outflow/taint/leakage) 58:38
The removal of these dynamic forms of ignorance is dependent on deep attention, mindfulness and comprehension, restraint and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-20 Orientation around the midline – a standing meditation 51:12
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-20 Suitable Effort 50:54
The energy of practice has to avoid the pitfalls of tanha (craving) but maintain chanda (motivation). Mindfulness and clear comprehension find what is suitable (sappaya).
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-19 Shaping the world through perception. 59:46
Distorted ways of preceiving lead to a lot of suffering. Understanding the conditionality of perception opens up the possibility of practicing with a different perception and creative ways
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-17 Generating the Three Forms 38:01
Three forms: body, heart and thought generated through various dhamma practices support each other.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-16 Q & A Consciousness and citta, metta as field 60:01
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-16 Asava and Careful Attention 66:10
(from Majjhima Nikaya 2) Ignorance in action is asava, outflow-mind. Careful/wise/deep attention is a key to its stopping.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-15 Q & A - Embodiment and its intelligence 64:48
Brief description of talk: Responses on embodiment, safety, right effort, mindfulness. Samadhi and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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