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2022-11-16 (29 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

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2022-12-03 Citta and the aggregates 38:52
Ajahn Sucitto
We use retreat experience to loosen up how we see and experience our habits and feelings. We see citta being shaped by clinging, being bound into the aggregates.
2022-12-04 Entering the territory of the heart 52:59
Ajahn Sucitto
Taking off your social identity is a huge relief. Examine the qualities of heart, mind and body. Authenticity and persistence are food for the heart.
2022-12-05 GM - Metta 49:20
Ajahn Sucitto
2022-12-06 Citta processes and awareness 57:18
Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is central to our experience of life and can be experienced separately from the energies and moods it is so involved with. It's a kind of '"awareing" that can be contemplated as sense data lands.
2022-12-06 Meeting yourself in an unfamiliar way (with 44 min silence) 65:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Meeting what is disappointing and frustrating in an unfamiliar way and through contemplating the immediate experience of body and mind, release ownership. This reveals warm heartedness and compassion.
2022-12-07 Self, enquiry into clinging 54:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Sometimes the heart feels trapped distracted, or passionately involved with experience. This too changes. Training the citta to know itself releases this.
2022-12-09 Gladdening the citta (with 20 min silence) 35:15
Ajahn Sucitto
Recalling our moral behaviour, our generosity, we experience the joyful energy that results. Citta enters samadhi when it is gladdened.
2022-12-10 Anatta for liberation 64:08
Ajahn Sucitto
Through retreat we learn the trigger points where the I Am occurs. We see the potential for a remedy, a liberated citta, by removing the self from the picture and trusting embodied awareness.
2022-12-11 Puja sets the right relationship 17:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Puja provides a steady frame for meditation and helps to ward off dullness and stale familiarity in daily practice. Its fresh vitality undermines ingrained behaviours and attitudes.
2022-12-11 GM - Cultivation of Brahmaviihara 28:08
Ajahn Sucitto
These “treasures of the contemplatives” are important in the culture of gladdening the citta. In the citta’s own bounty we find what our life needs.
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