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2020-09-06 Q&A – Desire, Hatred, Deathless and Boundaries 44:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
How to manage inconvenient feelings of attraction; reacting impulsively towards sexual desire and hatred; working with boredom and drowsiness; how does one turn towards the deathless; is nibbana “a ground of being”; what does the use of “internal and external” mean?
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2020-09-06 Guided Meditation – Arrive at the Basis 10:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta has its own basic clarity and sanity. Practice to establish citta on its own ground, where there is no suffering. This is the upright citta, the foundation for all the virtues leading to awakening.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-30 Citta as Embodied 42:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
The untrained citta runs out and becomes fixated by its own constructions, the primary construction being the sense of self. Citta can be trained to contain itself in awareness of body, distancing it from the abstractions of the mind. This is a very peaceful place to be.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-30 Guided Meditation – Letting Citta Freely Flow 9:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
Realize that it’s possible to divert one’s normal preoccupations and thought patterns, and come instead into the sense of penetrating to the roots of it all. Collecting energy into this state of being conscious, being aware, lets citta flow freely, unconstricted by our habitual grasping of form.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-23 Citta as Conjurer and Healer 38:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
We don’t so much experience phenomena, but the citta affected by phenomena. The sense of “I am” keeps us fascinated and hypnotized by the resulting feelings and reactions. The process of purification is to clear citta of defilements and hinderances. Cultivation of samadhi and suffusion of wholesome qualities are means for purification and healing.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-16 Guided Meditation – The Process of Centering 12:28
  Ajahn Sucitto
In meditation we try to establish a clear center from which to look at the various inputs and outputs happening in the mind. This process of centering is done through direct experience of body. The wholeness of body gives rise to a simple, centering effect.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-16 Settle Citta through Relationship 39:23
  Ajahn Sucitto
Meditation is a relational experience. There’s the knowing that you’re being affected and how you respond to that. Relate to what arises with dispassion, calm, sensitivity and openness. In this relationship we learn all the skills of wisdom, compassion, clarity and non-clinging. This is nibānna here and now.
At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-07-12 Unravel the Web 42:29
  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 38:50
  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 29:24
  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

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