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Retreat Dharma Talks

Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-06 (25 days) Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

2016-05-19 Guided Meditation 36:28
Ajahn Sucitto
Skillful inquiry reveals the factor of feeling in all experience. By resonating empathetically within as it is there is clarity, inspiration and release.
2016-05-20 The Centrality of Feeling 67:30
Ajahn Sucitto
As all dharmas converge on feeling, mindful handling of feeling is crucial for happiness and liberation. Revealing mental feeling through inquiry and handling it skillfully is a thorough practice
2016-05-20 Recollection: touching the sacred 64:57
Ajahn Sucitto
Conscious recollection (eg of Buddha and of death) uses the doing thinking mind to touch and enter the citta as heart. This shifts us out of our personal mindset into the mind-tone of the sacred.
2016-05-22 Guided Meditation: Being with Dying 39:56
Ajahn Sucitto
An imaginative recollection of the process of mind/citta when in the presence of a dying friend.
2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:26
Ajahn Sucitto
The constant factor that accompanies all mental states and activities is awareness- the ground of citta. Citta gets conditioned by sankhara of intention, attention and contact. Widening past these we return to awareness.
2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 56:52
Ajahn Sucitto
The 7 factors of enlightenment present a trajectory that begins in the personal domain but moves beyond self. This is because it is based on disengagement (viveka) ripened beyond self.
2016-05-23 Guided Meditation: Cultivating Samadhi 59:14
Ajahn Sucitto
Key points- ground, safety; resonate with body as textures until breathing becomes apparent. Sample the feelings of breathing and enjoy it. Absorb the ‘sigh’, the felt impression
2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Use pointing (vitakka) and “tasting/feeling” (vicara). Energy comes with enthusiasm. Use the imaginative faculty to generate useful perceptions and images. Firm up mindfulness to supervise and protect the heart.
2016-05-24 Q&A: Human Needs; Conditionality; Mutuality; Kamma; Play; Energy 61:18
Ajahn Sucitto
2016-05-25 Pañña: Understanding Conditionality 59:40
Ajahn Sucitto
Recognizing that our lives and practice depend on conditions-not self- how do such conditions arise? Placing citta within the Refuge allows for intuitive commitments.
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