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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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2019-05-04 Standing Meditation for Energy and Vitality 22:33
When standing we don’t stand stiff, but fluid. Balanced posture and alignment allow muscles to release so energy can move through the form in a supportive way. Over time we become supported by the body’s energy rather than its muscles.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-04 Do What Will Undo 49:51
How to peel off the layers of saṅkhāra? Do with an intent to undo. Although we unconsciously give energy to our hindrances and programs, if we withdraw energy and interest, they wither. This is right effort. When citta is cleared of hindrances and is no longer pulled out into the abstract, it gains its own strength and you can trust it.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-03 Breathing Forms the Body 14:34
What is the body? Not the picture of it but the direct experience of it. Referring to instructions given in the Ānāpānasati Sutta, guidance is given to directly experience the body in its diverse manifestations of energy, feeling and sensation. Breathing in, breathing out, allow the process to occur at its own rate and stay with what’s unfolding for you.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-03 Our Place of Practice Is Direct Knowing 39:34
Dhamma practice is the channel for direct experience: that which is entered through the door of feeling. This is not the ‘mental’ knowing: the somatic sense responds to feeling. Your place of practice is this direct ‘feeling-knowing’ – pājānati – through mindfulness of the body.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-03 Standing Meditation: Grounded and Firm, Yet Supple and Fluid 26:20
A guided meditation to fully feel the body, filling out the length, width and thickness of the entire bodily form. This upright yet relaxed posture is firm and allows energy to freely flow.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-03 Discharging Dukkha 56:53
Residues of the heart empty into the body and its vitality gets clogged. We tend to recycle the damage, returning to the scene of the crime, trawling the residues that haven’t discharged as resentment, unworthy, the need to be something else. To discharge this dukkha, we use the somatic field, which gives an energetic release. A mind of goodwill – patient and loving acceptance – will ease the process.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-05-02 Using Body to Train the Mind 20:43
The primary sense of settling doesn’t come from the mind but from embodiment. So, calm and soothe the somatic energies of the body by resonating the meanings of ‘safe’ and ‘welcome’. This is how one uses the body to train the mind, and aspiration to settle the body.
The Touch of Dhamma - May 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-04 47 Refuge Mantra Chant 5:34
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-04 46 Evening Chanting Pali 12:14
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-04 45 Morning Chanting English 10:22
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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