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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.
2016-11-10 Outline of structures for retreat. 14:32
There is a need for healthy structures to replace the defective structures of the socially-generated self.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-09-16 Dependent Origination 1:14:00
Dependent origination offers another map to understand how sankhara is configured.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-15 The Wellspring of Citta 1:32:14
(Begins with 30 min guided meditation) With self view there is a tendency to meet experience with pre-formed responses of who I am, why they are, and what's needed. Orienting around citta allows a more natural and spontaneous response, one where empathy and preciousness are infused in intentions and actions.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-15 The Kamma of Meditation 60:05
Through the kamma of meditation we have the possibility to potentize agreeable and pleasant states in our own minds. Self tendencies can be relaxed so the beauty of the natural mind can come through.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-15 The Floods of Contact 43:21
Contact is not a small matter - it can trigger a flood of perceptions and unskillful responses. These triggers can be found and unplugged through a practice of grounded embodiment and skillful attention and engagement.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-14 Guided Meditation: Held by Ground 31:54
When we're on the move, ground can feel fragile and shaky. We can absorb into the ground beneath us that is given and welcomes us. Notice the sensations and mental tones as you relax and rest into being held.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-14 The Unbinding of Sankhara 1:15:04
Reality gets constructed almost automatically, like magnetically being pulled into being. That pull comes from sankhara; it's the dynamic that binds, so it also unbinds.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-14 Calming the Body with Breathing 33:04
In and out breathing has the potential to smooth out and calm the body's energy field. Use the thinking mind to point to and stay with the energy of the breath. The affective sense (citta) will respond by becoming more settled and bright. Unifying the mind, body and citta in this way is the samadhi process.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-13 Natural Intelligence of the Body 26:48
Tune into the natural intelligence of the body, starting with the hands, allowing them to "find" and "know" each other. In walking, notice how natural walking is more circular, like walking in a space bubble. Find the body's natural expression when walking within that bubble.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara
2016-09-13 Taking Care with What Is Brought to Mind 1:27:48
(Starts with standing meditation; ends with sitting meditation.) Verbal language and thought conception are very quick and dynamic, always generating more. The potential for becoming tangled and overwhelmed is great, so care should be taken with what is brought to mind.
The Karuna Institute :  Creative Formations - Sankhara

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