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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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2019-05-23 Dismantle the Do-er 61:06
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
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
Guidance on clearing the posture of compressions and strain.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-20 Relationship – The Core of Our Practice 61:27
The I/me sense arises within a field of kamma. This requires consistent relational practice as we respond to both phenomena (object-experience) and activations (subject-experience) in the field. Mindfulness and a good somatic sense are the keys to relate to experience without clinging or proliferation.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-18 Q&A 60:15
1) The difference between tanhā and upādāna – which is more important to address? 2) Stream entry – what is it, what helps get to the next level, different definitions of the ‘noble disciple’. 3) Questions about citta – difference between citta and citta saṅkhāra, between mano and citta. 4) Jealously, loneliness, lack of love. 5) Ānāpānasati sutta – is it sequential, do we develop each step in every sitting? 6) Ajahn’s one word of advice. 7) Questions on identity and anattā.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-18 Commitment Is Necessary 57:03
On the occasion of Vesak we are encouraged to make a commitment to training the heart. Then to steer the world of space and time we live in around that commitment. This is how actions (kamma) can build up helpful results and lead to the end of kamma.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-17 A Peaceful Abiding Is Possible 59:41
We put energy into territory that can’t be under our sway, seeking security in systems and customs. What we do have sway over is this embodied mind. It can be trained to orient around wholesome qualities, and to realize that it’s most secure when clinging is released.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-17 Standing Meditation: Balance Is Conducive to Release 17:55
The balance required in standing supports an uncontracted body. Lengthening, widening and deepening the somatic field, discordant energies, which may manifest as troubled moods, thoughts or impressions, can be ventilated and released.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-16 The Person Doesn’t Stop Clinging 59:04
Clinging can’t be dealt with by the person. Meet it instead in the body where it manifests as stuck or numb places. Appropriate attention and the rhythm of breathing encourage constricted places to release, smoothing out the entire bodily field.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-16 Liberation through Non-Clinging 23:16
Our reality is assembled from selected material that comes through the sense bases. As a result of craving and clinging, consciousness lands on particularly poignant material and continues the cycle of becoming and rebirth. Citta can be trained to handle material with dispassion rather than craving, awareness rather than clinging. The release of consciousness can be known.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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