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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-06 (25 days) Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

  
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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.
2016-05-07 Guided Meditation 24:47
  Ajahn Sucitto
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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