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Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Centre Open Heart Retreat

12-18 February 2020 | Buddhist Retreat Centre | Ixopo, South Africa

One of the principle aims of meditation is to experience greater warm-heartedness – towards others and oneself. The absence of this is a major source of suffering, linked to anxiety, depression and mistrust. On this retreat, we will be cultivating the inner strength that supports and protects the heart so that its natural kindness and compassion can illuminate our lives.

2020-02-12 (7 days) Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa

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2020-02-18 Endnotes on Meditation 34:32
Ajahn Sucitto
Cultivation of heart and mind extends beyond sitting on the cushion. This core practice of being in your body is a touchstone for sanity and for happiness. Through this we can discharge qualities that can’t be dealt with in daily life. It can be practiced in any posture. Know where the stress is arising, and meet it with a spacious body and accepting heart.
2020-02-18 Chanting: Buddha’s Words on Lovingkindness 3:16
Ajahn Sucitto
2020-02-18 Meaning and Use of Refuges and Precepts 19:49
Ajahn Sucitto
The end of retreat brings the occasion to recollect our good actions and results. This is both in terms of what we do and what we refrain from. We also take the opportunity to align to refuges and precepts as a reminder to stay awake.
2020-02-18 Staying in Touch with What’s Meaningful 18:42
Ajahn Sucitto
We are encouraged to stay in touch with relationships to values, virtues, that which we hold sacred. Regular recollections of the following are recommended: relationship with the sacred, with one’s body, with other people, with the Earth.
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