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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.
2020-12-16 Tune in and Open 53:19
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-16 Why Chant? 4:31
Chanting is a resounding of the potentials of realization. Be part of the celebration, it’s very good for the heart. Put your voice in that and be part of the flow.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-16 Receiving Oneself 7:40
How do we heal the wounds and bruises of self? Recognize what is met: perception, contact, a cascade of memories. Don’t go into the stories, don’t try to fix or change anything. Let the feelings surge and move through your embodiment. Soften, widen, let citta do its work – keep the personality to one side.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-16 Empathy and non-clinging 40:27
The clinging reflex constricts citta, causing the loss of intelligence and sensitivity. Allowing things to shift and change lets us live more harmoniously and respectfully. In meditation, practice bringing attention back to the entire body, not fixating on any one point. Where citta and body come together, the all-encompassing world can be reviewed with goodwill and compassion.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-16 Q&A -body postures, vipassana, jhana 43:13
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-15 Recollection - Skilful Thought 11:19
It’s important to learn to feel our thoughts. When thoughts are felt, there’s an instinctive filtering for true, uncluttered, undistracted thoughts. Chanting gives us a way to practice with this.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-15 Centring Meditation 15:08
Tune into the capacity to open and be sensitive. Listen in a feeling way to the pulses, tinglings, warmth of the body. Everything that resonates in your heart is felt directly in the body. Stay with awareness and allow feelings and emotions to shift, move, be ventilated and pass.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-15 Strengthen Heart within the Mind 22:10
Citta requires strength to meet the afflictive perceptions and meanings that compress it. Shutting down and distracting ourselves is understandable, but inadequate. Cultivation of spiritual faculties gives citta tools and capacity to meet phenomena with compassion and skillful action.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-15 Samādhi Practice 33:14
With the sīla practice in place, we give attention to samādhi practice – finding our center within the world of sense contact. From this steady place we are present, witnessing, attuning to how citta is touched by it all.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation
2020-12-15 Sīla Practice 15:36
Precepts are what most skillfully link citta to the world of sense contact. Without this ethical sense, citta runs out and gets into damaging circumstances. Precepts are the way you communicate the Dhamma through your actions into the world.
Cittaviveka Living, Dying and Liberation

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