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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.
2018-11-08 04 Calm and Discernment Work in Tandem 20:02
Discernment helps filter from the amalgam of experience what’s skillful now. Having picked up what is skillful one lingers in it, dwells in it, sustains it. This is calming. So skim off stressful habits of “trying to make it work”, “getting on to the next”. Use the body to learn what the mind is happy to linger in.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-08 03 Regaining Our Natural Intelligence 37:28
In meditation both the topic and the manner in which we attend can help train our mode of mental engagement. Shifting from stressful tendencies of “making it happen” and “getting it right”, come back to the natural body. This living system is the source for a steady, safe and easeful state.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-07 02 Going for Refuge - Reorientation of Citta 58:37
What is it that we need to take Refuge from? The poisons of greed, hatred and delusion that mask themselves and corrupt our hearts and minds. This requires reorienting from worldly ways and orienting around what has value and meaning, that which you can trust: virtue, embodiment, nature and other people.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-07 01 Setting up the Relational Context of Dhamma 22:24
Four compass points to orient around while on retreat: how you relate to the earth, to other people, to your body and to the sacred; an explanation of pūjā – recollections and making offerings, as with the offering of food.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-09 Every moment is a Dhamma door 19:07
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-08 Establishing ‘the Temple’ through Puja & reflection 26:30
Puja, reflections and evening chanting in English
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-07 Four basis of clinging 60:25
Clinging is a mechanism that generates a sense of self. It is conditioned by craving and can be noticed and released in terms of: sense pleasure, becoming, systems and customs, and notions of self.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-06 Relationships & Differentiation 63:30
Experience manifests in terms of ‘fields’. Opening and holding a field (such as the bodily field) with mindfulness brings harmony. Conflicts can be relaxed, self-positions abandoned. This is also a model for relationships with other people.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-05 Q & A 67:17
Dependant origination; bramavihara; strengthening citta; how to deal with a quiet mind; how to deal with obsessive thinking; right speech.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-12-05 Reflective meditation on gladdening and steadying the heart. 52:18
A guided series of themes based to bring to mind and dwell upon, to support a skillful mental basis.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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