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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2016-05-26 Head to Heart to Body to Ground: a map for release 55:14
  Ajahn Sucitto
The process of release transfers ideas into emotional senses and into somatic senses through the ground of acceptance and awareness. This unravels the 'I am'-'me' trap.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-25 Pañña: Understanding Conditionality 59:40
  Ajahn Sucitto
Recognizing that our lives and practice depend on conditions-not self- how do such conditions arise? Placing citta within the Refuge allows for intuitive commitments.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-24 Q&A: Human Needs; Conditionality; Mutuality; Kamma; Play; Energy 61:18
  Ajahn Sucitto
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Use pointing (vitakka) and “tasting/feeling” (vicara). Energy comes with enthusiasm. Use the imaginative faculty to generate useful perceptions and images. Firm up mindfulness to supervise and protect the heart.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-23 Guided Meditation: Cultivating Samadhi 59:14
  Ajahn Sucitto
Key points- ground, safety; resonate with body as textures until breathing becomes apparent. Sample the feelings of breathing and enjoy it. Absorb the ‘sigh’, the felt impression
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 56:52
  Ajahn Sucitto
The 7 factors of enlightenment present a trajectory that begins in the personal domain but moves beyond self. This is because it is based on disengagement (viveka) ripened beyond self.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:26
  Ajahn Sucitto
The constant factor that accompanies all mental states and activities is awareness- the ground of citta. Citta gets conditioned by sankhara of intention, attention and contact. Widening past these we return to awareness.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-22 Guided Meditation: Being with Dying 39:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
An imaginative recollection of the process of mind/citta when in the presence of a dying friend.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-20 Recollection: touching the sacred 64:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Conscious recollection (eg of Buddha and of death) uses the doing thinking mind to touch and enter the citta as heart. This shifts us out of our personal mindset into the mind-tone of the sacred.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-20 The Centrality of Feeling 67:30
  Ajahn Sucitto
As all dharmas converge on feeling, mindful handling of feeling is crucial for happiness and liberation. Revealing mental feeling through inquiry and handling it skillfully is a thorough practice
Rewilding The Mind

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