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2020-07-12 Unravel the Web 45:08
  Ajahn Sucitto
Our habitual tendencies and conditioning weave a web of saṃsāra that we keep running around on. But we can generate new formulations and programs to steady and calm the mind, get it fit for the work of liberation. Mindfulness of body and breathing, and brahmavihāra cultivation are recommended practices.
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-11 Open Road – Out of Pressure 41:32
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta doesn’t start out liberated. It has to come through ignorance, craving and grasping. We can learn from this, what is the wrong path and what is the right path. The right path gets obscured by feeling and perception. Steady the energies and stay out of the activities of mind – the right path is there, it’s an open road.
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-10 Refresh Energy through Breathing 31:19
  Ajahn Sucitto
Refreshing and regenerating energy is a necessary part of our practice to counter tense, constricted and disconnected states. Mindfulness of breathing is a means for toning up. We can go to the energetic bases of these tendencies and clear them.
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-09 Thinking without a Thinker 36:21
  Ajahn Sucitto
When full ground is not properly established, thinking creates the thinker. With proper ground, it’s possible to hover over the thought process and listen deeply to the underlying emotional stream. Establish ground using a simple meditation object that the mind can easily access and stabilize on.
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-08 Commitment to Lightness 40:39
  Ajahn Sucitto
In our practice we’re looking not so much at what we want but what we want to release ourselves from – clinging. We challenge the compulsiveness of our reactions, to fight or to grab, with a commitment to lightness. We apply ourselves with deliberate, steady, lightness of touch so things can move and release.
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-07 Foundation for Meditation 45:46
  Ajahn Sucitto
To relax the activity of the mind, awareness – citta – needs something else to stand on. We set up internal and external foundations that generate the sense of steadiness and stability. This enables us to get perspective and step back from the stream of energies and mind-states that we call ‘myself.’
Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-05 Saturday Public Talk: Āsalha Puja – The Pleasure of Release 49:46
  Ajahn Sucitto
On Āsalha Puja we commemorate the occasion when the Buddha gave his first teaching on the Four Noble Truths and the Middle Path of Practice. By cultivating this Path, the mind stops looking outside of itself – it finds pleasure in itself.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-07-05 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Guided Meditation – The Content of the Mind 10:09
  Ajahn Sucitto
Contemplating the mind, not trying to change or explain it, knowing it as just a mental state, a result of causes and conditions. If feeling pressed upon by the mind, pause and widen. Bring attention to the body. Determine the appropriate attitude for settling.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-06-28 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Training in Mutuality-Based Speech Lessens Self-Centeredness 48:16
  Ajahn Sucitto
Speech, whether internal or external, tends to reinforce and reify the sense of self. Self-awareness, rather than self-referencing, is recommended. Speech has the possibility of helping to prune, clarify, steady – it can help lead to the end of the person. Sutta references: AN4:183; M.58:12
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-06-28 Dhamma Stream Guided Meditation - Settling into Shared Space 13:17
  Ajahn Sucitto
The mind becomes crowded with our thoughts, impressions, plans and worries. But what’s the bit that’s not occupied by all of that? Stability and confidence are available in that space, to meet what is arising.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

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