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Retreat Dharma Talks

Regaining the Centre

A residential retreat in English. (French interpretation is very quietly audible in a few places.)

2023-06-19 (9 days) Moulin de Chaves

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2023-06-19 Committing to Practice 18:15
Ajahn Sucitto
Practice means bringing ourselves into line with and sensing a dhamma transmission that is thousands of years old.
2023-06-19 The preciousness of the Buddha’s teaching 15:11
Ajahn Sucitto
The dhamma is an amazing inheritance that allows us to experience the fullness of being a human being, inheriting and participating in the entire cosmos of material and immaterial experience.
2023-06-19 Puja – guidance on use of voice 29:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Let voice become a special experience, using it fully and carefully to experience the mutuality of the cosmos. Making and receiving sounds is a wonderful interactive experience.
2023-06-19 Puja and chanting 7:50
Ajahn Sucitto
Puja means honouring, revering and praising, bringing our hearts into the path of purity, of harmlessness.
2023-06-19 Guided Meditation 20:18
Ajahn Sucitto
2023-06-20 Out of self into a mutual cosmos 56:54
Ajahn Sucitto
Practicing composure, collectedness and stability enables us to be wise and compassionate towards forms that arise from both internal and external domains.
2023-06-20 Guided Meditation - Standing 35:53
Ajahn Sucitto
2023-06-20 Q&A 52:12
Ajahn Sucitto
(Questions précised) - 00:32 Q1 Could you please explain what you mean by the cosmos? 16:16 Q2 When you say feeling”, do you mean vedena or more complex emotions? 20:32 Q3 How can one be with emotions and not in them? 33:33 Q4 Could you talk more about tanha and its relationship to sanya and dukkha. 44:21 Q5 In one of the guided meditations, you mentioned getting in touch with joy. How can we do that when it can feel completely absent.
2023-06-21 Finding the purpose of our lives 48:56
Ajahn Sucitto
The relentless bombardment by signals to activate ourselves and evoke heart movement can be noticed.
2023-06-21 Q&A 42:28
Ajahn Sucitto
Questions précised - 00:06 Q1 A lot is said about ‘moving away from’. Could you also say something about moving towards? 15:31 Q2 When I have pain while sitting I usually practice with the pain until I feel there may be a risk to my health, for example by restricting blood flow in the leg for too long. Any ideas on this please? 17:23 Q3 Regarding sleepiness while witting, I discovered that by surrendering to it my body deeply rests and then the mind is bright again. Any comments please? 21:52 Q4 Meditation doesn’t allow me to gather energy but actually dissipates it. Why does this happen? 30:53 Q5 I live in a country where’s there’s a lot of suffering and misery and this often throws me into a state between empathy and impotence. What can you advise please? Q6 34:40 I live in the midst of great fear, witnessing emotional hostility. Where do actions and decisions and wise reflection play a part in helping but if I do too much the thinking mind goes astray. What is your advice please? 37:31 Q7 How does one we free oneself from jealousy and comparison? 40:12 Q8 How can we help others who are suffering but believe they are happy?
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