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2021-04-10 Being a Person 27:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
Although Dhamma practice is often geared to dissolving the sense of being a person, ‘the person’ is a required entity in the everyday world. The firm center and open awareness developed in Dhamma practice work together to support this person. They provide stability and allow duties, purpose and engagement to arise straight from the heart rather than from mental habits, or from the idea of a person. Then the beauties, steadiness and generosity of Dhamma practice and Dhamma fruitions arise in our everyday lives.
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2021-04-10 Guided Meditation – Dissolving and Consolidating 18:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
Instructions begin with dissolving: guidance for disengaging from contact, soothing and steadying the mind. Instructions end with consolidating: determining what I want to move forward with in the future, and what’s been learned or left behind.
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2021-04-03 Emptying the Sense Fields 15:50
  Ajahn Sucitto
Instructions to help empty the sense fields and cultivate the right kind of attention. Sustain a wide focus as sense objects arise in awareness. Practice with spreading attention on body, the wider visual field and the quality of breathing.
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2021-04-03 Q&A 32:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Please describe āsava in relation to citta; nagging sense something is wrong with me; how to access kalyāṇamitta for support in Dhamma practice; neck and head feel separate from body in meditation; please clarify terms vitaka-vicāra, dhammavicaya and vimaṃsa.
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2021-03-27 Rest Intention through Embodiment, Dhamma Stream Live Puja 33:43
  Ajahn Sucitto
Intention is the basis for action, giving shape to what we do and who we become. Conditioned intentions around beliefs, work and security cause stress. The process of meditation takes us into the somatic domain, to the roots of the mind. Here intentions and reflexes can be reset to be lighter, more flexible and comfortable.
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2021-03-27 Breaking Out of the Box 43:33
  Ajahn Sucitto
Conditioned by ignorance, we can end up concocting the very scenarios we feel trapped in. The citta leaves its own center and gets stuck in conditions. Samādhi gives us the possibility of disengaging from the tangles, and allowing wisdom to be directed to the heart of the problem – ignorance and outflows. This directed wisdom can dismantle the box we unconsciously create for ourselves.
2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-27 Dhamma Stream Guided Meditation – Jhāna is Based on Disengagement 11:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Properly establishing jhāna begins with disengagement. With eyes slightly open, downcast, poised between the inner and outer world, widen attention. Open up sensitivity of awareness without focusing on any particular object, attentive to the qualities that sustain that cool balance.
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2021-03-26 The Place Where the Floods Don’t Go 39:02
  Ajahn Sucitto
The untrained mind is always half crazy. Citta has left the safety of its home and is affected by conditions and circumstance. But it can be trained to turn back to immovable ease, to remain in the place where the floods and tides of suffering don’t go.
2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-25 How to Not Go Crazy 41:31
  Ajahn Sucitto
On account of the untrained citta, consciousness is skewed – its input is unstable, unsatisfactory, doesn’t fit. It can make one feel crazy. How to get free? In meditation we practice disengagement, the possibility to be ‘with it’ rather than ‘in it’. Lingering in that space, what can arise is action based on sanity, that comes from a trained and healthy citta.
2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-24 The Work of Ease 40:23
  Ajahn Sucitto
It’s a natural inclination for citta not to suffer, but it’s confused, it needs to be trained. Citta can turn away from the tangles of ignorance towards signs that produce ease. Training with nimbleness and flexibility, citta becomes grounded, stable, not easily knocked over, easily handling what comes its way.
2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

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