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Dharma Talks
2021-08-05 Teachings and Guided Meditation 43:05
Jaya Rudgard
Mindfulness of the Body
Gaia House Inside-outside: the mystery of I, me, mine

2021-08-05 Reflections on Anatta (non-self) 47:30
Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Inside-outside: the mystery of I, me, mine

2021-08-06 The guardians of open stability 48:57
Ajahn Sucitto
The basis of citta (heart-awareness) can be touched by using the thought “it’s like this now”. We can rely on the 5 indriyas to be as allies and guardians; they protect us from reactivity and from running away from our authentic heart.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Meditation on the axis 5:22
Ajahn Sucitto
Some brief suggestions on working on posture to sharpen one’s sitting meditation.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Moving out of meditation 6:22
Ajahn Sucitto
A practice of lingering and noticing what has passed has an open and steadying effect. This is an aspect of mindfulness: to not rush onto the next thing but notice what’s there. This is where samadhi arises. Give yourself a set period of time while meditating, then make the movement out of meditation free and aimless.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Q& A On effort and relaxation 34:48
Ajahn Sucitto
00:41 Q1 I have trouble relaxing with my meditation. Samadhi seems more available when I sit on the couch with a cup of tea. What can you suggest? 16:47 Q2 Receiving or attuning to what is given can be tricky due to our family and social conditioning. How do we deal with this conditioning? 24:15 Q3 When I sit or walk my body sucks in the air and holds it for maybe 5 seconds. Should I just observe this or is my practice misguided?
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Chanting - Divine Abidings 10:00
Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn reviews the physical and conceptual approach to chanting and leads (at 06:27) the Divine Abidings Chant
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Guided standing meditation 45:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Notice that the body knows how to stand, how to balance, by itself - with no mental effort. Enjoy your feet as the chief of the management team and spread your attention to other members of the team.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Reflection on goodwill 11:18
Ajahn Sucitto
Acknowledge the capacity and willingness we have as humans for goodwill – and the horrific capacity we have for ill will. We use our practice to turn our attention towards goodwill and to exercise our ability to notice and generate heart energies. Metta allows us to put aside harmful energies and thoughts and to be grateful for the expanded state of mind that it brings. Equanimity means staying emotionally present regardless of our reaction to experience. We avoid perfectionist tendencies and ideas about what we should or should not do and maintain a generous heart.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-08-06 Teachings and Guided Meditation 52:39
Jaya Rudgard
Five Elements Practice
Gaia House Inside-outside: the mystery of I, me, mine

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