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Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery Winter Retreat 2020

2020-01-07 (19 days) Cittaviveka

  
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2020-01-07 Citta and the Khandhā 37:17
  Ajahn Sucitto
The paradigm of practice is discerning skillful from unskillful heart states. We begin to turn away from the states that entangle the heart, and learn to linger in wholesome qualities. Skillful states always carry the mark of freedom.
2020-01-08 Finding Reference in Ground, Space and Rhythm 47:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta only experiences perception and feeling. We can cultivate skillful perceptions of ground, space and rhythm that result in comfort and ease.
2020-01-10 Direct Practice – Feeling, Perception and Saṇkhāra 40:21
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta is only touched by feeling and perception. Through not seeing this, not feeling and directly handling it, the whole realm of dukkha gest fabricated. Meet experience directly, with mindfulness and wisdom, and suffering eases up.
2020-01-11 Saṇkhāra – the Constructor of All 46:24
  Ajahn Sucitto
We are encouraged to understand saṇkhāra, the programs that take hold of us and result in unskillful states. It is possible to not act on these programs, release some of their pressure, and turn the citta towards skillful states.
2020-01-11 Anattā Is the Way Out (Evening Public Talk) 52:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
The unawakened worldly mind seeks to accumulate. It generates a sense of self from holding on. The Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta points to release and letting go. We practice standing back from phenomena, allowing things to move and shift without reacting to them. Just witnessing and awake – this is liberation.
2020-01-12 Practising with Ground, Space and Rhythm 45:26
  Ajahn Sucitto
Contact with the world causes citta to lose its sense of ground, space and rhythm. Use of body is recommended as a meditation theme. We practice to carefully meet contact impression, training intention and attention to be for one’s welfare.
2020-01-13 What Shape Is Your Mind 46:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
Unskillful saṇkhāras can be undone in the same way they are formed – through perception. Choose particular tones like friendliness and welcome. Introduce them into the body and ask how it feels. Skillful use of perception and attention can sooth and steady the body’s energy.
2020-01-14 Completing the Inner Conversation 40:51
  Ajahn Sucitto
We come to Dhamma practice hoping for calm and quiet, but that may be down the track a while. Begin instead with dialogue, listening to the inner chatter with patience and steadiness. As agitated and troubling states are lovingly met, the passion around them fades. We can experience the nibbāna element here and now.
2020-01-15 Sweeping the Body 44:25
  Ajahn Sucitto
Something in us – citta – searches for release from suffering. It struggles to rise out of old patterns, which means one has to enter them. Sweeping meditation is a skillful means. It’s not just a physical exercise but an opportunity to clear kamma.
2020-01-16 Ācariya Puja - Recollect Pāramī (Evening Public Talk) 63:47
  Ajahn Sucitto
A recollection of the qualities and effects of the teacher, Ajahn Chah. A teacher’s presence can bring forth a lot in people. They recognize the potential for strength that is there for all of us and help us develop pāramī.
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