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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sucitto
As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them.
2023-10-07 Q&A 27:06
Questions are précised and read into the file: 00:48 Q1 You mentioned subtle body energy, heart and mind energy. Are these the same or different? What is the heart energy? 08:21 How do you heal the citta? 19:52 In dependent arising, is there a link where you can catch it more easily? 24:03 By bringing some acceptance to that craving or that aversion feeling, in my experience it doesn’t normally stop but reveals it more and allows it to be and I can respond to it.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-07 Conditionalities and cessation 55:40
The realization that waves of energy pass, allows us to see the thoughts and emotions that they support subside. It's not an annihilation, it's just a withdrawal of energy. Realizing this shows us just how fake our normal interpretation of experience is.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-07 Q&A on Dependent Arising 58:58
Questions are précised and read into the file: Q1 About this drip, drip, drip experience … can we moderate it? Can it be influenced by others? 01:46 Q2 When you were talking about vedena, you said things don’t come into existence without formulation. In that context it seemed like formulation was desirable. And yet when taking about consciousness it seemed like formulation was not desirable. 03:55 Q3 And probably, at least I sense that compassion has less clinging than indifference where there is less solidification which is a movement towards the skilful. 09:50 Q4 Earlier you were talking about the search or the wish for certainty. Today I got the impression that there is no life to have permanence and solidity is like a stone statue. The better alternative perhaps is managing and growing over the predictability of I don’t know what … of stone. 13:45 Q5 I’m remembering what you said about existence … out of mind out of sight. But are there times when holding someone in mind can feel comforting for them and for you. 21:20 Q6 I’m not clear about vidia,veda, vedana and how these relate to avicca. 30:04 Q7 I’m struggling with the distinction between sankaras and dhammas. 31:15 Q8 And would nimitas be related to that? 33:45 Q9 That makes sense but my mind wants to connect that process to sankara. 40:09 Q 10 My question is about movement or awareness or flow in emotion. You mentioned that QiGong has supported your practice. But is it not also a meditation itself - cultivating awareness, supporting presence.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-07 Dependent Arising 49:40
Things do not exist independent of cause, but co-arise from a combination of factors. This understanding provides for a radical analysis of momentary experience – that it is conditioned by the things which have the strongest impact on our citta.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-07 Standing is Balanced 18:37
Guided meditation
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-07 The Middle Way is Balanced 30:45
The practice of avoiding extremes also means experiencing a sense of balance. It's not about becoming and not about denying, but contemplating phenomena.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-06 Sitting - GM 20:11
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-06 Standing - Guided Meditation 25:55
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-06 Opening Instructions - Four Foundations of Mindfulness 37:36
Mindfulness of these four areas: body, sensitivity, heart and emotional and psychological phenomena prevent us from being deluded.
Bodhi College Unpicking the Tangled Skein
2023-10-01 Paticca-samuppada - Dependent Co-Arising Part 2 39:50
Ajahn investigates the steps of dependent co-arising. Second part of the two-part talk.
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