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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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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2016-05-29 Resolution 25:03
Protecting the citta from unskillful habits
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-29 Daily life-entering the field of kamma 33:26
Kamma is both inherited & new. We meet the familiar kammic patterns and programs in the heart, get to their essence in the body, release them in awareness. Guidance on new, fresh kamma then arises with heedfulness and spiritual potency.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-27 Q&A 54:35
On reclining; social/environmental action;enlightenment;rapture; death
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2016-05-27 Keep Calm and Carry On-leaving the retreat 51:28
Citta takes a personal form in this lifetime. Rather than let it be formed through social forces of craving and slinging, ongoing practice is about bringing Dhamma into our lives-pausing, releasing pressure, acting with integrity.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-26 Meeting & transforming deep-rooted tendencies 19:15
Rather than fight anxiety, frustration/rage & sadness, we can transmute them through the embodied mind into alertness, strength and tender-hearted concern.
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2016-05-26 Head to Heart to Body to Ground: a map for release 55:14
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
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
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2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:06
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
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
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