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2022-02-10 talk: Sangha as refuge 22:35
Jill Shepherd
Weaving together themes of dāna or generosity, mettā or kindness, and kalyanamitta or dharma friendship as supports for creating and maintaining a healthy sangha or community
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2021-04-03 Q&A 32:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Please describe āsava in relation to citta; nagging sense something is wrong with me; how to access kalyāṇamitta for support in Dhamma practice; neck and head feel separate from body in meditation; please clarify terms vitaka-vicāra, dhammavicaya and vimaṃsa.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2021-04-03 Dhamma Stream Q&A 32:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Please describe āsava in relation to citta; nagging sense something is wrong with me; how to access kalyāṇamitta for support in Dhamma practice; neck and head feel separate from body in meditation; please clarify terms vitaka-vicāra, dhammavicaya and vimaṃsa.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-10 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Spiritual Friendship As the Basis for Awakening 35:45
Ajahn Sucitto
We may feel more isolated than ever, but the truth is that we’re always captive in our sensory prisons. The aim is to liberate and open the heart so that qualities beyond sense consciousness can be realized. Key among the factors needed for liberation is kalyāṇamitta – spiritual friendship. *Sutta reference AN9:3
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2019-12-23 Duties towards Dhamma in Lay Life 66:36
Ajahn Sucitto
As we return to the duties of lay life, we are encouraged to incorporate duties towards the Dhamma. Structure in reference points that remind you to be mindful and skillful – daily meditation, association with kalyāṇamitta, and cultivation of pāramī are recommended. Be vigilant, stay awake, don’t go into automatic. If you don’t shape your own life, the world will shape it for you.
Uttama Bodhi Vihara :  Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto

2019-10-12 Integrity Leads to Awakening 54:22
Ajahn Sucitto
With reference to AN10:61, this teaching reviews the nutriments that result in ignorance, and the nutriments that result in true knowledge and liberation. For the latter, it starts with a person of integrity, with kalyanamitta. We all model something to each other. Cultivating purity of mind, thought, intention, speech, action is then not only for our welfare, but for the welfare of others.
Cittaviveka Vassa 2019 Closing Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Monastery

2018-10-15 21 Day 6 Closing talk: The Smallest Unit in the Cosmos is Two 32:38
Ajahn Sucitto
When we reflect on the nature of fields, we notice everything is a duality. How we relate in this twosome is the practice. Unskillful latent tendencies are revealed in relationship, giving us an opportunity to clear them. Kalyāṇamitta (spiritual friendship) is essential. It’s only others that can show us what we don’t see in ourselves.
New York Insight Meditation Center Entering the Dhamma Fields: A Five Day Residential Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto

2016-04-30 AM Puja: Kalyanamitta 48:53
Ajahn Sucitto
The conditions and support for continued cultivation and practice outside of the retreat setting can be met through kalyanamitta (spiritual friendship). This wise association reflects what is true, good and beautiful so citta can continue to come forth.
Padmasambhava Peace Institute :  Body, Heart and Mind: Embodying Citta

2015-07-12 Friendship with the Noble (kalyānamittatā) Qualities of the admirable companion (Goodbye to ten participants) 39:42
Akincano Marc Weber
Two sets of 7 qualities of a kalyānamitta. The inner friend through the practice of Refuge. Noble Friendship at the heart of Sangha and Learning.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-03-09 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day workshop with James Baraz and Elad Levinson 27:17
James Baraz
James Baraz talking about Kalyana Mitta, exploring the idea, "What is 'Spiritual Friendship'?" The word "Mitta" is related to "Metta" or lovingkindness. Mitta means friend, Kalyana is Spiritual. So, KM is a Spiritual Friends group. This term is particularly used in the Theravada tradition to talk about the relationship we have with each other to have that third refuge in the sangha really flourish
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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