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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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2020-12-20 Guided Meditation - View from the Balance 22:06
Encouragement to have the courage and faith to go against the obligations of our lives and take time to center in citta. Amidst the activities of mind, there’s a place of balance and rest, release and non-clinging.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-20 Open to Wise Attention 48:39
We bounce off dukkha rather than digesting it, bound to experience the same characteristic of dukkha in another form. The guiding capacity of citta is wise attention. We must learn to widen and lengthen our attention span. In this space we can contemplate dukkha rather than react to it. Dispassion and goodwill, the natural actions of heart, can then arise.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Q&A - Energies, Afterlife, Art, Cruelty, Self and Asubha 39:38
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Walk Like a Boat 3:57
A suggestion for walking meditation, to move like a boat down a river, citta open like a sail spread on the mast. Move through the water of thoughts, impressions, memories. Walk with difficult moods that arise, holding lightly, listening and receiving.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Learning and Expanding Stillness 45:25
Citta is used to feeding on stimulation. Use balance and breathing to settle it, get it interested in that still point. Focus on the stillness of dispassion and cooling.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Stillness Flowing 46:11
Meet the constant flow of life with the stillness and poise of citta. Relate to it all with respect and mutuality, learning to adapt, flow and listen to life. Practice with cultivation of subtle energies of body and heart and with samādhi. Sutta Reference: SN1:1
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Q&A - Balancing Attention, Intention, 3rd Satipaṭṭhāna, Sound of Silence 29:06
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-19 Guided Meditation - Turning to 'I' 14:48
Beginning the process of centering, set aside what isn’t relevant right now. Strengthen the bodily reference to help support citta. Acknowledge the sense of I am – what is the I, how is that experienced?
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-18 Q &A - Citta, Clearing Afflictive Moods, Restoring Relatedness 32:04
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-18 Easeful Ceasing 48:56
Citta needs to be trained to rest back from engagement. By not going into the stories, spreading awareness over the entire body, and letting emotions rise and pass. As citta releases from contact, it accesses a finer more lasting and agreeable sense of security and well-being.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

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