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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.
2020-02-22 Clearance of the Energetic (Causal) Basis 48:01
The basis of body, mind and heart is a field of interconnective energies. Clear the body through breathing and posture; clear the mind by disengaging. The heart naturally opens in this healthier atmosphere. The field is now primed to ventilate difficult emotions allowing renewal to occur.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-22 Walking Meditation: Keep the Whole Body Open 8:15
Walking meditation is a whole body experience. Set up the upright and lateral frame, and extend the web of energy across the whole body. ‘Listen’ with the skin as you walk, taking in the space. When the body feels its wholeness it becomes more balanced and relaxed, conducing to release.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-22 Puja: Brightening the Heart Tone 4:46
Based on an upright, open posture, chanting adds vocal tone to breathing. Breath becomes sound through bodily resonators. The release of breathing out, combined with the resonance and the reference to images of purity and compassion is brightening.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-22 Refreshing through Posture 23:01
Practice with opening the body as an energetic formation. Muscles can relax on an upright posture, the boundaries of the bodies can relax. Opening into the surrounding space ventilates stale energies, supporting clearer attitudes and a brighter heart.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-21 Clearing Is Renewal 39:33
We come on retreat to clear the negative, the compulsive, the cluttered. Acknowledging the causal potential to adopt behaviours and attitudes and transmit them to others, there is a need to clear and reset. The warm, safe, cooperative retreat environment allows for new growth after the clearing.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-18 Staying in Touch with What’s Meaningful 18:42
We are encouraged to stay in touch with relationships to values, virtues, that which we hold sacred. Regular recollections of the following are recommended: relationship with the sacred, with one’s body, with other people, with the Earth.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat
2020-02-18 Chanting: Buddha’s Words on Lovingkindness 3:16
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat
2020-02-18 Meaning and Use of Refuges and Precepts 19:49
The end of retreat brings the occasion to recollect our good actions and results. This is both in terms of what we do and what we refrain from. We also take the opportunity to align to refuges and precepts as a reminder to stay awake.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat
2020-02-18 Endnotes on Meditation 34:32
Cultivation of heart and mind extends beyond sitting on the cushion. This core practice of being in your body is a touchstone for sanity and for happiness. Through this we can discharge qualities that can’t be dealt with in daily life. It can be practiced in any posture. Know where the stress is arising, and meet it with a spacious body and accepting heart.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat
2020-02-17 Q&A 2 46:06
Environmental crisis; addictive patterning; kamma; firm center; fear and pragmatic security.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat

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