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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2019-05-30 Associating with Good People 54:35
  Ajahn Sucitto
Associating with good people is the nutriment that leads to true knowledge and liberation. We learn what’s most important from other people, not from books and ideas. To find good people, start by being one.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-28 The Unbiased and Unwavering Heart (Upekkhā) 61:00
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cultivating equanimity (upekkhā) begins with touching into primal sympathy. As this develops, we are more able to meet experience without shrinking from it or becoming feverish for it. This paves the way for insight and release.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-27 Learning to Linger and Appreciate (Muditā) 59:27
  Ajahn Sucitto
Liberation begins with appreciation of one’s own heart, one’s sensitivity. Learn to linger in it, and speak to it with kindness. Gladness and ease naturally arise, and the mind becomes concentrated. This is the natural Dhamma process.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-26 Guided Meditation: Begin with Intention 60:02
  Ajahn Sucitto
Wherever intention is, there is citta. So we begin formal meditation practice there, establishing intentions based on goodwill, sensitivity and relinquishment. With these themes resonating in one’s heart, what can be put aside now?
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-26 Strengthening through Compassion (Karuṇā) 50:52
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is made stronger and deeper through cultivating patience and resolution. It gains an imperturbable stillness and serenity that lets things pass through. Steady in the face of the pleasant and unpleasant alike, this ‘soft strength’ refuses to give way to the tides of ill will.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-25 Integration through Goodwill (Mettā) 63:01
  Ajahn Sucitto
The territories of the somatic field and qualities of goodwill are offered as a clear, firm foundation for wisdom. Having cultivated them on retreat, we need to integrate liberation, purity and goodwill into our lives.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-24 The Lucidity of Careful Attention 51:05
  Ajahn Sucitto
We use careful attention – yoniso manasikāra – to steward the meditative process. It helps us know the appropriate technique to use and to discern what is skillful to give attention to and what is not. Without it, clinging coopts experience and makes an ‘I’ out of it. With it, there is non-clinging – lucidity – and the cessation of dukkha.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-23 Dismantle the Do-er 61:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Contemplation of how form manifests as the 4 great elements – earth, air, fire, water. When sensed externally and internally, materially and mentally, the biases that create separateness, and hence identity, begin to soften.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-21 Nibbāna Here and Now 57:35
  Ajahn Sucitto
The 5 aggregates represent the sum total of our conditioned experience. When the direct experience of them is penetrated, and the activations of body and mind calmed, one gains insight into the momentary, concocted, selfless nature of experience itself.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-05-20 Purifying Posture 11:15
  Ajahn Sucitto
Guidance on clearing the posture of compressions and strain.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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