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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.
2020-02-25 The Open Way 42:36
This Path often leads into unknowns, disorientation, places where things don’t fit our normal ways. Meeting these places with strategies doesn’t work, but good qualities of heart leads into a quiet, joyful openness. This supports faith.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-24 Engaged Receptivity 51:29
The essence of meditation is engaged receptivity. This is the skill of pausing for a minute and witnessing the flow of dhammas. It becomes fully established by strong mindfulness, so that ‘full knowing’ (sampajañña) gives the view of the causal web: that dhammas arise from causes and are not self.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-24 Aimless wandering’ Meditation 3:36
Take advantage of being in this natural realm. Move around very slowly and relate to everything from the heart. Notice the felt sense that is evoked, how nature touches and speaks to you. Nature reflects back aspects of your own heart.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-24 The Arising of Heart 55:25
Clearance and renewal is a heart process. It entails meeting emotional material where it begins, with an energetic resonance. Body receives and moderates the energy, clearing the way for fundamental heart qualities to meet phenomena.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-23 Q&A 55:48
What is mindfulness; What is investigation; Unusual images arising in meditation; Death and afterlife; How to deal with vulnerability of heart?
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-23 Mindfulness of Breathing 11:37
Mindfulness of breathing is the gathering of attention around a process that is flowing and fluid. The steady and suffusive quality of breathing eases tensions in the heart and mind. The thinking process quietens down and external sights and sounds don’t impinge allowing the natural qualities of the heart become more apparent.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-23 Removing the Bookmark of Suffering 55:42
Felt meanings are triggered through contact. They are conditioned, and over time become like bookmarks that we return to. It’s possible to acknowledge agitating ones and discharge them through the body. Positive meanings can be cultivated and embodied, generating new bookmarks.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-23 Puja – Resounding Meaning 19:17
Puja is the act of praising, honouring, lifting up particular spiritual values. It’s not limited by what one can or can’t do. The heart can be lifted to feel spiritual qualities – awakening, purity, generosity. This shifts one’s centre from the world back to one’s own heart.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-22 Guided Meditation – Body Sweeping 32:02
Body sweeping meditation encourages attention that gathers around an object. Rather than absorbing into phenomena, attention remains broad and open, like a loop.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-22 Whatever the Content, Establish the Container 35:19
Mindfulness replaces self as the container and arbiter if experience. Self finds it difficult to be with the disagreeable, the crazy, the chaotic, the out of control. Self searches for success, and dreads failure. Mindfulness can handle real life: no success, no failure.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal

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