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2020-12-19 Stillness Flowing 46:11
  Ajahn Sucitto
Meet the constant flow of life with the stillness and poise of citta. Relate to it all with respect and mutuality, learning to adapt, flow and listen to life. Practice with cultivation of subtle energies of body and heart and with samādhi. Sutta Reference: SN1:1
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-19 Walk Like a Boat 3:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
A suggestion for walking meditation, to move like a boat down a river, citta open like a sail spread on the mast. Move through the water of thoughts, impressions, memories. Walk with difficult moods that arise, holding lightly, listening and receiving.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-19 Learning and Expanding Stillness 45:25
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is used to feeding on stimulation. Use balance and breathing to settle it, get it interested in that still point. Focus on the stillness of dispassion and cooling.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-19 Practicing at the Winter Solstice: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light 62:29
  Donald Rothberg
After setting the context of the Winter Solstice, in terms of the earth and the history of many varied cultures which have had rituals and ceremonies at this time, we explore, through teachings, stories, and poems, five ways that we open to the dark: (1) We stop and become still, like the earth. (2) We learn to be more able to be skillfully with difficulties and challenges.. (3) We become more comfortable and skillful in conditions of not knowing, as we open to the unknown, the mystery, and shadow areas, both individual and collective. (4) We come to experience darkness as generative and fertile, creative and dynamic. (5) We come to experience darkness as luminous, as generating light, as opening us to the light.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Winter Solstice Insight Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light
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2020-12-19 Q&A - Energies, Afterlife, Art, Cruelty, Self and Asubha 39:38
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-20 Open to Wise Attention 48:39
  Ajahn Sucitto
We bounce off dukkha rather than digesting it, bound to experience the same characteristic of dukkha in another form. The guiding capacity of citta is wise attention. We must learn to widen and lengthen our attention span. In this space we can contemplate dukkha rather than react to it. Dispassion and goodwill, the natural actions of heart, can then arise.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-20 Guided Meditation - View from the Balance 22:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Encouragement to have the courage and faith to go against the obligations of our lives and take time to center in citta. Amidst the activities of mind, there’s a place of balance and rest, release and non-clinging.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

2020-12-20 Samatha Meditation Revisited 43:33
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-12-21 IMS Daily Dharma, Dec 21 2020 20:54
  Caroline Jones
Contemplating Impermanence, Part 1
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma

2020-12-21 The Buddha's Difficult Conversations 37:51
  Venerable Dhammadipa
Stories from the Buddha's life as pointers for how to face failure, doubt, and have difficult conversations with faith, investigation, and compassion.
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

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