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Dharma Talks
2021-08-09 Q&A 46:38
Ajahn Sucitto
O1:06 Q1 How should one prepare the body and mind for sleep. 07:27 Q2 Could you explain again what is meant by the axis and the heart line. 20:44 Q3 If I go to crowded places, when I get home I feel sad and sometimes even suicidal from all negative energies. How can one protect oneself from this? 24:47 Q4 How can we get beyond the habits of the mind? 27:29 Q5 I think you said that “known” is a feeling. I am confused. 33:08 Q6 Most jobs have to do with the exploitation of the environment in some way and even healing professions are contaminated with the exchange of money. Can you offer some comments? 41:01 Q7 I have a chance to get a new job. I feel excitement but also see I will have less time to meditate and care for my elderly Mum. 43:49 Q8 My son has cut himself and my grandchildren off from me and I feel my heart has turned to stone.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-09 Guided Meditation – Breathing 52:29
Ajahn Sucitto
The aim of mindfulness of breathing is to steady, refresh and bless the mind. When the heart becomes clean and happy, it naturally widens and sends out good energies and actions into the world. So when you cultivate through heart, you benefit both your own mind and the lives of others.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-09 16 instructions: working with pain 12:53
Jill Shepherd
Some different approaches to working skilfully with pain in meditation
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-09 17 meditation: practising with physical discomfort 29:48
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by bringing awareness to physical sensations, practising non-reactivity to discomfort, then exploring how opening to neutral and pleasant feeling-tones can support the mind to stay balanced
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-10 No obligation 40:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Time boundaries, pressure and obligation, create a frame within which the citta becomes compressed. We become a driven or burdened person. What is lacking is internal stability and openness. Stand back from all that and bring a gesture of goodwill to the constricted places. You then have your stable open presence to offer.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-10 Opening the mind door 41:07
Ajahn Sucitto
We can’t always feel good but we can get enough stability to stop running, and instead meet what’s unpleasant. Meditation is the opportunity to safely become insecure – set aside the defenses and strategies, remain present and stable, and open. When you’ve accepted its presence with mindfulness, fear no longer propels the citta because it’s been integrated.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-10 Q&A 24:57
Ajahn Sucitto
00:15 I find it difficult to access body and heart intelligence through sitting and breathing; 04:26 Is there a chant or practice we can do before or while eating?; 06:23 Sometimes the citta feels vast and spacious and other times intimate; 09:12 What is paritta chanting; 11:50 I suffer from tinnitus. How can I incorporate this into my meditation?; 14:18 Do you have long retreats, like 3 months?; 15:09 I experience reluctance to doing a daily formal sit even though I know it’s good for me; 17:33 What is right effort when it comes to strong sustained energy that is released during meditation?; 19:45 What is the background to the stained glass windows that Ajahn Sucitto helped design at the Sunyata Center?
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-10 To Love and Say Goodbye: A Poetic Approach to the Teaching on Gratification, Drawback, and Escape 30:42
Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2021-08-11 26 instructions: mindfulness of mindfulness 19:36
Jill Shepherd
Exploring some different approaches to mindfulness, and how different mindfulness methods can be used to maintain a balanced practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-11 27 meditation: choiceless attention 29:10
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing to steady the mind, then letting go of the primary object or anchor to connect with whatever experiences are predominant, using mental noting to help stay present with changing experiences
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Finding the Heart of Freedom

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