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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.
2017-04-08 Puja: Entering The Sacred 53:57
The sacred is a universal, impersonal but subjective mode of experience - of presence, openness, devoid of self-image. With "Puja" we resonate silence and enter it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat
2017-03-29 Mindfulness and the Relational Field 57:21
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2017-03-26 Truth Beyond Happiness and Dukkha 39:24
Ajahn Sucitto describes how the pursuit of certainty and comfort acts as a barrier to the deep discharge of the pain of being. Discharge becomes available through allowing and handling the weight and intensities of unresolved dukkha. When approached with honesty and accuracy, there is the possibility to experience what is real, the unconditioned.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-03-25 Offering and Receiving: Training in the Relational Domain 31:11
Ajahn Sucitto reflects on how ways of relating at the monastery provide training for accessing the true place of citta. In the monastery we are encouraged to get beyond self-views of “have to”, “is it good enough” and “am I worthy” so the deeper qualities of citta - warmth, generosity, gratitude - can manifest.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-03-24 If You Grow Good Fruit, Eat It! 13:58
Ajahn Sucitto responds to a question about dana parami, describing the gift of safety that can be provided by keeping precepts and sustaining open awareness. He reminds us that in the field of dana we are also in a position to receive generosity, partaking of the good fruit we have grown.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-03-24 Faith: The Grounds for Your Personal Monastery 33:44
Addressing the universal need to find meaning, Ajahn Sucitto describes how faith and wisdom work together in this search to set us free. He encourages the group, upon leaving the supports of the monastery structures and routines, to sustain forms of practice and personal protocols for wholesome actions as a way to keep one rooted in what has true meaning.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-03-23 Transpersonal: The Place of Don't Have To 27:43
Ajahn Sucitto describes how our efforts to be good and “get it right” tend to come from a constricting place. Such efforts are accompanied by self-consciousness, criticism and stress which block access to the innate good qualities of our own heart. This talk outlines a way to move from the strategies of the head to the opening of the heart by coming into the body.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-03-22 Relying on Your Gut Intelligence 24:08
In this morning talk, Ajahn Sucitto points to a gut intelligence we all have that can be relied on to save us from the thinking mind. The thinking mind creates suffering. Our embodied (gut) intelligence is a savior, a source of safety; it always tells the truth.
Tisarana Buddhist Monastery :  Morning Meeting Offerings
2017-01-04 Guided Meditation: Energy and Embodiment 35:37
A guided meditation on energy, breath and embodiment
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-03 Q&A: Zigzagging along the Trails of Experience 58:29
Metta/ divine abidings; verbal phrasing vs. felt sense; skilful humour; contact and the resulting chain; creative activity of the mind
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat

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