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Dharma Talks given at Cittaviveka
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2020-11-14 Release from the restricted in this life 45:50
  Ajahn Sucitto
The dukkha of restriction is experienced in this very body, and manifest as a person restricted by upbringing, ethnicity and gender (etc) living in a world restricted by nationality and social structures. We can train ourselves in the unrestricted state through meditation and through living in a way that connects the open heart to service, in the ‘all -encompassing world’ touched by goodwill.
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2020-11-14 Guided Meditation – Opening body, opening heart 12:42
  Ajahn Sucitto
Jhāna is an embodiment practice. Absorbing and settling deeply into presence, use awareness to encourage opening each part of the body. Enriched energy and heart can then begin to digest the events of the day and release them.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-11-07 Unconditioned Supports the Conditioned 41:54
  Ajahn Sucitto
The unconditioned gives us a place to step back from experience, to meet the conditioned world with sensitivity and equanimity. We access qualities of faith, energy, mindfulness and wisdom to accept and meet exactly what’s happening right now.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-11-07 Guided Meditation – Faith as the Basis of Meditation 15:58
  Ajahn Sucitto
We enter meditation with a sense of faith, that there’s something beneficial that can be derived just by coming into the present moment. Witnessing, aware of, not in it, not rejecting it – a firmness of presence builds up. The initiation is faith, the consummation is wisdom.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-10-31 Dhamma Stream – Uposatha, training in wise ways 37:04
  Ajahn Sucitto
Uposatha is the occasion to bring up and integrate wholesome qualities so they become felt realities in the mind and heart. Refer to the Mangala Sutta (Sutta Nipata 2:4) for topics of cultivation that give rise to skillful states and conditions.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-10-31 Dhamma Stream GM – Recollection of Uposatha 15:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Uposatha days are times in the Buddhist calendar established for people to step back from daily chores and reflect upon the broader meaning of life, whether they’re living in harmony with the cosmos. Recollect our uniquely human potential to bring forth virtue, lovingkindness and wisdom into this world.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-10-31 The Real World 48:01
  Ajahn Sucitto
What we call the real world is actually concocted, arising from unskillful response to contact. The energy can be frantic, cruel, excluding. But it’s possible to give rise to a different reality, by knowing what to give attention to. Paying attention to skillful dhammas can uplift and sustain the heart so it can come out of its struggles and sorrows.

2020-10-18 Kathina as the Occasion for Social Harmony 32:39
  Ajahn Sucitto
This event of Kathina encapsulates the skillful qualities associated with social harmony and cohesion – qualities of generosity and sharing, precepts and virtue, gentle speech and service. Recollecting the goodness of such actions, the heart grows and is strengthened.

2020-10-04 Dhamma Stream Q&A 1:28:46
  Ajahn Sucitto
How does citta relate to consciousness; is citta involved with rebirth; how to practice with non-attachment; the role of cetana (intention), sankappa (attitude) and chanda (motivation) in citta cultivation; how much jhāna is needed for stream entry; where does motivation for practice/career/relationship come from; what does attachment to rights and rituals, sīlabbata-parāmāsa, mean; clarify body energies and energy flows; question about prayer; advice about life termination.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-10-01 Work Unconditionally with Conditions that Arise (38:36) 20-10-01 38:33
  Ajahn Sucitto
Practice is a whole life path. The conditions that arise and our reactions to them can all act as reference points for purification and practice. Careful cultivation of the conditioned is an aspect of the unconditioned and leads to the unconditioned.
Cittaviveka Monastery 2020 Vassa Closing Group Practice Retreat

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