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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2016-05-12 Mindfulness for Liberation: from Breathing to the Four Noble Truths 65:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Mindfulness as a practice begins with bare attention to sense – contact, establishing safety, ground and balance. Breathing trains us in terms of proper attunement. This non-grasping awareness gives fruition in the Four Noble Truths.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-11 The Process and Development of Spiritual Authorities [ Indriya ] 57:27
Ajahn Sucitto
The 5 indriya arise from the grounded citta – they lead the meditation process. Without these we unnecessarily re-activate samsaric processes: perfectionism, projection, self-criticism. Get on the right track!
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-11 Reflection on Citta as Responsive Sentiency 20:58
Ajahn Sucitto
Our awareness touches and responds. To set it in line with Dhamma, we use the occasion to bring forth, to offer heart – so that it can open. This is Dhamma practice, Sangha is the human individual quality of our subsequent endeavor.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-10 Guided Meditation on Breathing 20:34
Ajahn Sucitto
Get the body grounded, set the spine, sense the balance. Trace the rhythm of breathing, apply some tuning, let its energy spread through the body. Enjoy.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-10 Path: Kamma and it’s ending – in body and mind 65:44
Ajahn Sucitto
Citta moves through Kamma, not through space-time. It is triggered by ‘old Kamma’ – perceptions, attitudes, personality programs. It keeps recreating these unless there is direct insight – the Kamma that ends Kamma.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-10 Reflection on the Four Noble Truths 47:06
Ajahn Sucitto
Building up the strength to meet dukkha: moving out of habitual support systems, give oneself fully to citta and somatic presence.
Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-09 Q & A 41:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Pain, drowsiness, ethical integrity (in a non-ethical world), nature as a model for humans.
Rewilding The Mind

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

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