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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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2018-12-04 44 Morning Chanting Pali 13:09
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-04 43 Dedication of Offerings and Vipassanabhumi chant 20:06
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-03 42 Closing: This Is Going to Hurt – Get Used to It 27:44
Time on retreat can be intense, but strength and skills are gained when we can meet the difficulties of our lives. The encouragement is to sustain regular occasions of sitting with the Buddha. Prompts for review and reflection are offered.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-03 41 Brahmavihāra Follow Up 21:15
Following up from the brahmavihāra guided meditation, the powerful potential of the practice is described. Taken in depth, these qualities offer a means for feeling steady and comfortable, a home base from which to clear fear mistrust and loss of heart.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-03 40 Guided Meditation: Brahmavihāras 56:09
Cultivation of the brahmavihāras is based upon generating perceptions and felt senses through various bases. This guided meditation refers to the bodily and mental bases, in addition to primary sympathy – anukampa – as the underlying basis, to bring these boundless qualities into fullness. They then can serve as soothing orientations within the tribulations of this human realm.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-02 39 Q&A 45:43
How does one maintain one’s center in the world? What are the 8 worldly “winds” and how to relate to them? What do we ask forgiveness for from Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha in evening chanting? How to balance energy between personal practice and moral duty to respond to suffering in the world?
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-02 38 Release 46:33
Practicing for release follows the trajectory of knowing (ñāṇa) and culminates in realization (aññā). We review the aggregates with dispassion, recognizing their causal basis, and stop taking them to be self. Devotional practices support the shift from self-consciousness to trackless consciousness where self, other, future, past are no longer concocted. This is the turning towards the deathless.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-01 37 Passing of Difficult Feeling 54:54
The inability to feel difficult emotions causes closure of heart and body. If things haven’t been allowed to arise, they don’t pass. Using the practice of calming and insight, we calm just enough to make difficult feeling manageable and let it move through the body, then apply the skill of insight to look into just this experience without proliferation. Dispassion, clarity, and a wide attentive heart remain.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-30 36 Q&A 35:05
Relationship of tanha to chanda. How to arouse urgency for someone whose sankharas are geared more toward on desire? How to contemplate kamma as an object? How does wholesome “becoming” (bhava) happen?
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-11-30 35 This Dhamma Is for Elimination of Stress 44:33
[Citing from AN4:171] The ignorance that underlies volition conditions our ways of perceiving and being. As a result we bring stress and pressure into our bodies, hearts and minds. We train to come out of this by moderating attention and gentle persistence to everyday tasks. Communing with nature is also a resource.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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