The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
2016-05-09 Rewilding the Wasteland ; the Arising of the Five Indriya 55:29
  Ajahn Sucitto
From the “Wasteland” of samsara, (which is generated by ignorance and craving), a natural arising of spiritual strength can occur – if we ‘touch the ground’ of truth and empathy.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-09 Standing Meditation – Finding the Somatic Body 21:24
  Ajahn Sucitto
Standing can put us in touch with somatic intelligence as: balance, as cohesion. Gradually the felt sense of body re-forms as a mid-line central stillness and as peripheral sensitivities and openness.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-09 Puja: Participation not Observation 26:20
  Ajahn Sucitto
Devotional practice works through including us in bodily, verbal, and heartful actions. Words and concepts are secondary to images and romances. Images of Buddha hands carry deep meaning.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-08 Accessing ‘Ground’ – Unconditional Acceptance 13:11
  Ajahn Sucitto
Awareness is often beset with thoughts, emotions, and narratives that cause a ‘jump’ into conceptual proliferation. With unconditional acceptance we hold awareness as a non-reactive ‘pool’ that receives and resonates with mind-stuff but doesn’t react.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-08 Citta and a person meet in the body. 61:52
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is occluded by not knowing its freedom. Citta enters the sensory condition, is ‘born’, develops a person to meet ‘the other’. Here is dukkha and personal responses to that don’t work, but dukkha can be released through citta in the body.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-08 Standing Meditation: Finding Balance 19:35
  Ajahn Sucitto
Balance is an important aspect of bodily/somatic intelligence. It is alert, free from pressure and sensitive. Attuning to this can bring these qualities into citta.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-08 Puja: Devotion as a way of bringing citta into personhood 41:43
  Ajahn Sucitto
Use of one’s voice and of giving it to the sacred. Through merging one’s voice and giving into the communal field, citta can rise out of the isolation of personhood.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-07 Meditation – the gift of natural ease 47:35
  Ajahn Sucitto
Find ground in the body as a gift, not worked for. This opens space around the body. Breathing is another given that flows through that, establishing rhythm = natural time.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-07 Guided Meditation 24:47
  Ajahn Sucitto
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-07 The Nature of Citta 59:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is awareness, heart and mind. It experiences involuntary and voluntary modes. In the involuntary is release, but the path to that is through intention, disengagement, and discernment.
Rewilding The Mind

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