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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.
2016-05-17 Meeting dukkha with primary empathy 48:35
Resolving dukkha comes through revealing its pain, while having the means to do so. These means are samadhi and primary empathy-these take us beyond the trap of conceiving ourselves.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-17 Five Recollections: Aging, Sickness, Death, Separation and Kamma 23:29
Recollecting that these are the planes we get hit by and stuck in. We see the need to resolve old mamma. Meet it with metta-karuna, welcome the dissonances 'home'.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-16 Getting out of the box=rewilding the mind 60:05
'Boxes' are our compartmentalized lives& their drives. Drives activated by tanha(craving). In meeting the edges of our boxes as they arise, meeting with metta-karuna etc. these edges can dissolve.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-15 Goodwill- receiving and forming in the domain of metta 48:27
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-15 Respect for the Triple Gem 22:43
Offering myself to bring forth citta – awareness. This prepared the ground for skillfulness and the willingness to meet hindrances.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-15 Cultivating the Measureless leads to release 55:04
The ‘measureless’ domains of goodwill are based on disengagement from ill will, fear and desire. Defense against harm changes to protecting the beautiful heart from confused reactions.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-13 Mutual Individuality 20:47
Becoming a ‘true individual’ occurs when goodwill and sharing take the lead over ‘personal obsession’ and programs based on fear and desire. ‘Sharing blessings’ is a skillful meditation.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-13 The Rewilding Project: Mindfulness based on Right View 59:48
Right View presents experience in terms of conditions that create a person, rather than a person who creates/owns/is other than conditions. In the resultant dispassion of Right View beautiful resonances can come forth.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-12 Meditation: Accessing natural time and space in the somatic domain 30:37
Mindfulness of breathing can be developed through somatic sensitivity (rather than tracking sensations). This requires and supports a reset of time and space – from felt pressures to natural energy.
Rewilding The Mind
2016-05-12 Mindfulness for Liberation: from Breathing to the Four Noble Truths 65:13
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

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