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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.
2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 56:52
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.
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2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:26
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.
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2016-05-22 Guided Meditation: Being with Dying 39:56
An imaginative recollection of the process of mind/citta when in the presence of a dying friend.
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2016-05-20 Recollection: touching the sacred 64:57
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.
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2016-05-20 The Centrality of Feeling 67:30
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
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2016-05-19 Guided Meditation 36:28
Skillful inquiry reveals the factor of feeling in all experience. By resonating empathetically within as it is there is clarity, inspiration and release.
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2016-05-19 Opening to Nature- around and within 66:48
The world of Nature touches us & teaches us how to relate to ourselves as humans rather than socialized citizens. Integrating this can take us beyond our relations and stuck states to hold our lives in the light of Truth.
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2016-05-19 Ariyan Practice: Refuge in Vulnerability 34:48
Ariyan realization is of moving beyond the personal identity. This is a step into vulnerability. Through meditation training we learn to ‘touch the ground’ -purity of intention- where the person can’t go.
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2016-05-18 Handling the Neurotic: The 5 khandha 66:38
Meditation reveals latent tendencies that can spring to life in 'neurotic' ways. To handle these skillfully we use calming, metta and inquiry. Through this these patterns cease.
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2016-05-17 Q&A on Faith, on Citta, on Viveka 53:39
-The nature of faith in the Triple Gem to replace personality-view. -The nature of citta (pronounced 'chitta')-heart, mind awareness. -The difference between disengagement and unfeeling disconnection.
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