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Moving Out of Old Patterns; Undermining a False Reality

Held at the King Alfred School

2018-04-28 (3 days) London Insight Meditation

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2018-04-28 Introduction 21:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Introductory guided meditation; using controlled breathing; changing the reference point to experiencing the energy body
2018-04-28 The Paradigm of Practice 57:26
Ajahn Sucitto
The fundamental grooves that get established are expectations that we can make experience reliable, agreeable, and mine. Pursuing these makes us busy, anxious and stressed. But we can move out of them.
2018-04-28 Standing Meditation 23:23
Ajahn Sucitto
Guided standing meditation: Spreading energy from the ground through the entire body, we set up conditions for blocked energy to release through the body. [14:30] Conclude standing form, begin gentle body movements.
2018-04-28 Moving to a meditation model 39:06
Ajahn Sucitto
We practice to come out of the stress and suffering of our workaday ‘Business Model’ by dismantling expectations of comfort and convenience, and of things being reliable. The wise attention that realizes that is itself stable and at ease.
2018-04-29 Walking Meditation (30 min silence) 42:34
Ajahn Sucitto
Walking meditation can counter the conditioning of the business model. Walking with nowhere to go, broadening attention to include the whole body, to feel the fluidity and pleasure of bodily ease. [Instructions end 11:28]
2018-04-29 Standing Meditation 27:26
Ajahn Sucitto
From an upright, grounded posture, move from the world of sense consciousness into subjectivity of ‘being conscious’. Meet uncomfortable energies with sympathy and support. [22:43] Transition into movement: Re-enter the world of the physical body – an expression of natural intelligence, integrating it into the sense of the world from the inside out.
2018-04-29 Settling in (with 30 min silence) 24:45
Ajahn Sucitto
Opening guidance - As we settle in and incline away from sense contact, our internal experience may seem chaotic. Stability comes from a relationship to this volatile, mundane, unglamorous stuff – one that accepts what arises without rejecting, adopting or adding to it. This relationship is what generates awakened intelligence – the wisdom of “It’s like this now.”
2018-04-29 Elements of a Meditation Model 47:52
Ajahn Sucitto
Distinguishing dukkha as a characteristic and dukkha as a Noble Truth. Relax – nothing is under control. Acknowledging this is the start of a reset. Rather than meeting experience with pre-formed strategies, pause, expand awareness, and meet experience without jumping to conclusions.
2018-04-29 The Experience of Consciousness (with 15 min standing) 26:50
Ajahn Sucitto
Exploring the experience of consciousness and noting what occurs – through the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind. Includes 15 min standing meditation.
2018-04-30 Refining One’s Ability to Notice 35:02
Ajahn Sucitto
It’s possible for citta to review the 5 aggregates, not be stuck in them. Practice with sustaining a quality of awareness that’s open and receptive to shifting and changing. This awareness can be applied to your world.
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