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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.
2020-08-30 Guided Meditation – Letting Citta Freely Flow 9:56
Realize that it’s possible to divert one’s normal preoccupations and thought patterns, and come instead into the sense of penetrating to the roots of it all. Collecting energy into this state of being conscious, being aware, lets citta flow freely, unconstricted by our habitual grasping of form.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-08-23 Citta as Conjurer and Healer 38:56
We don’t so much experience phenomena, but the citta affected by phenomena. The sense of “I am” keeps us fascinated and hypnotized by the resulting feelings and reactions. The process of purification is to clear citta of defilements and hinderances. Cultivation of samadhi and suffusion of wholesome qualities are means for purification and healing.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-08-16 Guided Meditation – The Process of Centering 12:28
In meditation we try to establish a clear center from which to look at the various inputs and outputs happening in the mind. This process of centering is done through direct experience of body. The wholeness of body gives rise to a simple, centering effect.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-08-16 Settle Citta through Relationship 39:23
Meditation is a relational experience. There’s the knowing that you’re being affected and how you respond to that. Relate to what arises with dispassion, calm, sensitivity and openness. In this relationship we learn all the skills of wisdom, compassion, clarity and non-clinging. This is nibānna here and now.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down
2020-07-19 Conditions for Learning and Penetration 20:19
The process of assimilating the teachings takes time. Mindfulness of body and breathing calm and settle the citta, allowing it to unbind from its complexities. Citta becomes attentive, receptive and subtler – able to learn.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 The Pervasiveness of Citta 8:19
When citta is released from its obstructions, its nature is to saturate clarity and well-being into whatever it comes into contact with. It’s not something you do, it’s something that happens when the unskillful and stressful are released.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Cultivating Tolerant and Kindly Space 38:49
The theme of restraint in Dhamma practice helps keep energy collected rather than running out. This moderating of saṇkhārā is how one begins to turn away from the aggregates, from the assumptions and habitual grasping that cause suffering. A more flexible and beautiful state becomes available to meet what arises.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Q&A 67:04
Clarifying what is citta; what is felt sense; focusing as an alternative to meditation; is citta the same as self; stuck energy in neck and head; causes and conditions and personal responsibility; unbinding vs. education of citta; how to accept our history; advice for approach to conflict; working with separation and loss; how to practice with space around myself; anatta
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Accepting without Adopting 5:12
Exploring the experience of transitioning between postures, notice the space and what arises within it. What counts is not what arises but how your awareness responds without resisting, contracting or adopting.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Listening Space 10:22
Embarrassing and unwanted moods and perceptions can arise and pass through space. They don’t get stuck by the reactions of the personality. We practice to sense space around the body so that we can eventually generate space around mental content.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness

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