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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.
2016-05-27 Q&A 54:35
On reclining; social/environmental action;enlightenment;rapture; death
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-27 Keep Calm and Carry On-leaving the retreat 51:28
Citta takes a personal form in this lifetime. Rather than let it be formed through social forces of craving and slinging, ongoing practice is about bringing Dhamma into our lives-pausing, releasing pressure, acting with integrity.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-26 Meeting & transforming deep-rooted tendencies 19:15
Rather than fight anxiety, frustration/rage & sadness, we can transmute them through the embodied mind into alertness, strength and tender-hearted concern.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-26 Head to Heart to Body to Ground: a map for release 55:14
The process of release transfers ideas into emotional senses and into somatic senses through the ground of acceptance and awareness. This unravels the 'I am'-'me' trap.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-25 Pañña: Understanding Conditionality 59:40
Recognizing that our lives and practice depend on conditions-not self- how do such conditions arise? Placing citta within the Refuge allows for intuitive commitments.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-24 Q&A: Human Needs; Conditionality; Mutuality; Kamma; Play; Energy 61:18
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:06
Use pointing (vitakka) and “tasting/feeling” (vicara). Energy comes with enthusiasm. Use the imaginative faculty to generate useful perceptions and images. Firm up mindfulness to supervise and protect the heart.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-23 Guided Meditation: Cultivating Samadhi 59:14
Key points- ground, safety; resonate with body as textures until breathing becomes apparent. Sample the feelings of breathing and enjoy it. Absorb the ‘sigh’, the felt impression
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 56:52
The 7 factors of enlightenment present a trajectory that begins in the personal domain but moves beyond self. This is because it is based on disengagement (viveka) ripened beyond self.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:26
The constant factor that accompanies all mental states and activities is awareness- the ground of citta. Citta gets conditioned by sankhara of intention, attention and contact. Widening past these we return to awareness.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

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