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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.
2016-11-29 Relational Fields and Satipatthana 52:07
Mindfulness of mind is the ability to hold the range of mind states in the field of mind so that dispassionate presence is realized. This ‘holding’ is not grasping any phenomenon as a real thing, more relating to it as a potential citta characteristic.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-29 Entering Sangha: a reflection 8:25
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-27 Enriching embodied space: Guided Meditation 44:41
A series of themes to support a rich, blessed state of mind.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-27 Consciousness, latent tendencies and true response. 65:35
To respond to what arises is important – how to avoid blind reactions? Citta, core presence, can be accessed through mindfulness. When it is stable, a true response arises.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-24 Q & A 38:19
Standards for daily life; the stress of planning; yoga and qi gong
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-24 Deep/wise/careful attention and holistic awareness. 58:16
Deep/wise/careful attention opens holistic awareness. The response to any impression forms a ‘sign’. This guides mindfulness and samadhi.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-23 Guided meditation: What is needed? 13:08
Drop the question into the embodied mind (citta) like dropping a penny down a well. What is the shiver of response?
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-23 The process of practice. 14:39
Practice is less a matter of doing it and more a process of selection and establishing supportive conditions. These are sourced in association with good people.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-22 Q & A: Dependent origination, ease, lightness of attention 1:16:48
Explanation of dependent origination; how to weaken and sever the link between feeling and craving; value of spiritually based feeling; quality of applied thought and evaluation; domain of insight and dispassion.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-22 The clinging reflex and where to break it 47:18
Upadana (clinging) is a reflex, not a rational choice. It can be released at the point where perception (sanna) triggers reaction (sankhara), through widening attention.
November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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