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Dharma Talks given at Cittaviveka
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2021-06-01 Guided Meditation - Clearing the Body 15:43
Ajahn Sucitto
Beginning at the abdomen – the center of the body, the energy center – use a combination of awareness and breathing to open, relax and release areas of the body.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-01 The Three-fold Flood 53:02
Ajahn Sucitto
The floods that wash over citta – floods of sensuality, kamma and unknowing – make it unstable, causing it to constantly search outside of itself for an anchor. The training is for citta to sit back in itself – remain embodied and use the tools within its range to gain strength and weaken the underlying programs.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-01 Puja - The Sacred 30:09
Ajahn Sucitto
In puja we align ourselves to the sacred. It gives our hearts a sense of purpose. Recollection of values and virtues are uplifted and sustained, giving rise to sappurisa – a person of integrity whose actions are for the welfare of all.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-01 Morning Chanting, 5 Subjects for Frequent Recollection 8:16
Ajahn Sucitto
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-01 Day 3 Q&A1 42:27
Ajahn Sucitto
How do I know if I have stream entry; how is fasting a benefit for practice; is body contemplation needed, how often; how to live with someone who lacks integrity; sāti and samādhi; experience of rapture during meditation; difficult to see dukkha in sense pleasures; observing eight precepts; keeping ‘not eating after noon’ based on which time zone; issue of entitlement; receiving guidance from a teacher; understanding causes and conditions for clarity.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-31 Feeling Creates the Person 24:23
Ajahn Sucitto
The effect of feeling, agreeable or disagreeable, touches the citta. The practice is not to contract around the resonance, don’t grab the feeling. It’s the clinging reflex that creates the person. Maintain open stable presence – go bigger and wider than the activations – and the grasping lessens.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-31 Steering Thought 24:32
Ajahn Sucitto
We need to train and tame thought so we can use it carefully for inquiry and investigation. Steering away from the conceived, find out how citta is being affected. Supported by embodiment and qualities of goodwill and compassion, the tamed, trained thinking mind gives rise to insight – it’s a liberator.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-31 Day 2 Q&A 48:50
Ajahn Sucitto
What is practicing directly; differences between sāti sampajañña and sātipañña; meandering/curious attention when practicing; how important is jhāna; help working with our habits and blind spots; how to work with the inner critic; when to address things internally or externally with regards to other people.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-31 Guided Meditation – Core Stability of Body 60:21
Ajahn Sucitto
Body’s somatic intelligence is receptive to signals – suggest signals of safety, space, freedom. Settle more deeply into the core stability of the body, where it’s not mediating with internal or external phenomena – restful, like a tree.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-31 Know One’s Range 52:33
Ajahn Sucitto
Realization can’t be taught, but it can be induced. Stable in one’s presence – open, listening, attentive – one comes to know one’s own range, the place where your potentials can properly unfold without getting tangled and without overreaching. Absorb into this steady place to begin clearing the floods.
Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

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