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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.
2016-11-15 Firming up confidence 14:53
The actions of body, voice and heart can align to one’s aspiration. This gives rise to the inner strength of faith. This is knowable through aware intelligence.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-14 Breaking through the web 63:12
Existence is an ongoing arising of dynamic and interdependent factors. We both arouse and support skilful ones and break through the obsessive and deluded ones.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-14 Keeping it fresh 26:57
Beginning a day, beginning anything, requires openness, letting go of the known. Reorient the mind through deep attention.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-13 A firm foothold 45:23
Dhamma is a wheel of factors that incline towards awakening. ‘World’ is a wheeling of factors that go nowhere useful. Place a firm footing on the Dhamma through the five indriya.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-13 Puja as practice. 11:51
The use of chanting, ritual and devotional practice to attune the citta to the field of shared aspiration
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-12 Fields and forms – the play of consciousness 43:56
From awareness in the field of sense data, consciousness selects an object. That process generates a subject. In the split between subject and object, demons arise. The true subject has no object, and cannot be tracked. This is presence, awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-12 Chanting: the movement into harmony 10:43
Chanting is trans-rational - it’s not just what it means but what it does. By incorporating the body’s emotionally sensitive energies, and by attuning to others, it brings us to harmony.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-11 Strengthening the bodily field through standing. 22:18
A standing meditation to cultivate a unified, stable and strong bodily field.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-11 Acknowledgement of Fields 56:27
Experience arises as ‘fields’ – for example the visual field. Skilful fields – ‘places’ to dwell in - are necessary and can be generated - for example the moral field, the devotional / sacred field and the embodied field.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-11-10 Outline of structures for retreat. 14:32
There is a need for healthy structures to replace the defective structures of the socially-generated self.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 10 to December 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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