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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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.
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2018-11-12 Nourishing the Citta 53:49
Thoughts can't nourish the citta. We can set up positive feedback loops in the heart.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-12 Puja - Morning Chanting 12:00
Helping the citta find orientation.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-11 Q&A 1:19:56
Appreciating your suggestion that 80% of practice involves strengthening citta - would you expand on ways to do that?
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-11 Weaning the Citta from Clinging The nature of existence is fluid, dependently arisen, there are no solid things. As citta seeks orientation and stability, it inclines towards clinging and fixation. As citta becomes stronger and more confident, it is nudged, eased, weaned towards non-clinging. 67:00
The nature of existence is fluid, dependently arisen, there are no solid things. As citta seeks orientation and stability, it inclines towards clinging and fixation. As citta becomes stronger and more confident, it is nudged, eased, weaned towards non-clinging.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-10 Guided meditation, Refuge Mantra at the end of the period. 1:50:22
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-10 What Is It? Bell or urinal? 60:36
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-09 Intention - a Property of the Citta 56:27
Ajahn encourages fluidity of focus. We can bring up the intention to focus on an object, or be receptive, or establish goodwill, etc. We can highlight the property of awareness.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-09 The Wisdom Faculty 67:27
The wisdom faculty differentiates the flow of experience. With skillful practice, we clear out traces of ignorance.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-09 Body, Energy, and Mind States 14:33
Gross material form, fine material form, immaterial Fine material form - bodily energy - forms a bridge from body to mind Breathing can be the moderator between the gross material, fine material, and immaterial realms The cramped mass of embodied dukkha and self starts to dissolve by working with awareness of fine material energy in the body
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-08 Calm and Discernment Work in Tandem 36:43
Discernment differentiates and filters - what's skillful and what's unskillful? Having picked up what's skillful, one lingers in it, dwells in it
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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