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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.
2020-04-12 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: The End of Fear 26:17
We look for safety and stability in a level of experience that cannot provide it, that’s the source of agitation. In meditation we practice the ability to sustain ungrasping attention around a thought, feeling, situation, and particularly unpleasant feeling. The content will constantly shift, but the relationship to them, awareness, can become the source of stability. *Sutta reference is SN2:17.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-04-09 Home Movie from the Kuti: Where and How Are You Going? 35:30
We can use this experience of lock down to address the routines and standards that support our daily becoming. The mind is pulled further and further wondering what to do, planning what's next. What to do is stop, rest in the body, maintain deep attention. Consider rituals that nuplug and cut the tide of becoming.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-04-05 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Protecting Ourselves and Others 30:08
By protecting ourselves we protect others. When we protect our own hearts from defensiveness, blame, hostility and stress, we also protect others. We train ourselves through the 4 foundations of mindfulness. *Sutta reference is SN47:19.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-04-03 Home Movie from the Kuti: Dealing with Isolation 38:16
Even in this experience of physical isolation, we’re not exactly separate – we’re always with something. Practicing with the relational sense, we meet everything as it is rather than trying to change it or fix it. From this broad state of awareness, edges and boundaries soften, and the heart connects with lovingkindness, regardless of physical proximity.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-02-26 Renewal Means Refrain from Going Back 24:24
Being comes before doing. Openness needs the protection of Refuge, not the defensiveness of ill-will. Renewal is not a case of planning or trying something new, but of stopping the re-creating of the old self. Citta then renews by itself.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
2020-02-26 Aligning to Direct Experience 11:25
As phenomena arise, align understanding to direct experience. Clear away inferences such as time and the notion of the body. All phenomena arise within awareness. Extend awareness through breathing. Pervade the body with tonalities of goodwill rather than of ill-will or no will.
Emoyeni Retreat Center :  Clearing and Renewal
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

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