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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.
2016-11-30 Q & A 1:12:32
Intention; attention; potencies; self-criticism; metta; consciousness; faith in what?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-29 Relational Fields and Satipatthana 52:07
Mindfulness of mind is the ability to hold the range of mind states in the field of mind so that dispassionate presence is realized. This ‘holding’ is not grasping any phenomenon as a real thing, more relating to it as a potential citta characteristic.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-29 Entering Sangha: a reflection 8:25
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-27 Enriching embodied space: Guided Meditation 44:41
A series of themes to support a rich, blessed state of mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-27 Consciousness, latent tendencies and true response. 65:35
To respond to what arises is important – how to avoid blind reactions? Citta, core presence, can be accessed through mindfulness. When it is stable, a true response arises.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 2
2016-11-24 Q & A 38:19
Standards for daily life; the stress of planning; yoga and qi gong
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-24 Deep/wise/careful attention and holistic awareness. 58:16
Deep/wise/careful attention opens holistic awareness. The response to any impression forms a ‘sign’. This guides mindfulness and samadhi.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-23 Guided meditation: What is needed? 13:08
Drop the question into the embodied mind (citta) like dropping a penny down a well. What is the shiver of response?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-23 The process of practice. 14:39
Practice is less a matter of doing it and more a process of selection and establishing supportive conditions. These are sourced in association with good people.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
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

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