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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
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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2017-12-01 Waves and Fields - no self 46:40
Dhammas are wave-like qualia rather than things. They are conditionally arisen. With dispassionate mindfulness they can subside. They need not define or belong to anyone. Talk recorded at IMS Forest Refuge: December 1, 2016
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2017-01-04 Guided Meditation: Energy and Embodiment 35:37
A guided meditation on energy, breath and embodiment
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-03 Q&A: Zigzagging along the Trails of Experience 58:29
Metta/ divine abidings; verbal phrasing vs. felt sense; skilful humour; contact and the resulting chain; creative activity of the mind
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-03 The Wound that Seeks the Arrow 57:45
Ajahn Sucitto explores the unskilful tendency to create an "I am" with reference to mental programs (sankharas), despite the unwholesome effect that this identification creates. We can learn to release the process between perception and activation so these programs no longer have a place to stand
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-02 Q&A: Taking Responsibility for our Practice 59:04
Ajahn Sucitto answers questions on sexual energy and fantasies; resistance to pain; feelings, memory and perception; planning and mental rehearsing / fantasizing
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-02 A Head with No Body 57:43
How to loosen the grip of the hindrances; realizing that we have a natural energetic body, and how seeing the body as an energy system can support our understanding of the Dhamma
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-01 Stopping the Spider on Amphetamines 64:22
Releasing ourselves from our habitual tendencies of compulsion, of having to do, and creating a resting place for the mind to pause
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-01 Learning How to Operate at 5 Decibels 54:25
An explanation of hindrances and how they are conditioned by sense contact but amplified to fantastic proportions by shared social contact, “from 5 to 50 decibels”
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2017-01-01 Guided Meditation: Letting Go of the Meditator 47:56
How to maintain the meditation; in Ajahn Sucitto’s words, “meditation is easy – it’s the meditator that complicates everything”
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat
2016-12-31 Q&A: A Pearl of Hatred and the Phantom of Perception 56:40
Ajahn Sucitto answers questions on anger and revenge for past hurts; wholesome grieving; resistance to letting go of unskilful behaviours
Villa St Martin Centre :  Montreal New Year 2016-17 Retreat

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