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Dharma Talks given at Cittaviveka
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2021-05-30 Guided Meditation – Rhythm and Energy of Breathing 42:57
Ajahn Sucitto
Deal with the compulsions of becoming by tackling energy in the body. Thoughtful breathing becomes comfortable and soothing. Its rhythm moderates the floods, diffusing stressful energies and psychologies. Heart and body draw close in the enjoyment. From this place of samādhi you can stand back from the most fundamental flood of becoming.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Day 1 Q&A 44:47
Ajahn Sucitto
Can we chant just in the heart, without sound; Buddhism’s view on healing with energy; how to work with various energy blocks and imbalances; feeling disoriented when letting go of a topic and giving attention to body energies; what importance to give to thought; how does one cultivate absorption, to be with intense emotions; when only eating before noon does hunger become an object of meditation.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Guided Meditation – Body Energy Fields 23:25
Ajahn Sucitto
In standing, sitting and free movement postures, exercise an attitude of goodwill, sympathy and encouragement to invite body channels to open. Energies know what to do – body wants to wants to arrive at wholeness.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Establishing Firm Ground 42:33
Ajahn Sucitto
To stand against the tide of the floods we need firm ground. Established first in the body, mental/heart energies pick up the same theme of stability and core presence. This is the process of samatha – calming, stabilizing, giving one firm ground.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Precepts – A Way to Cross the Floods 47:21
Ajahn Sucitto
Determining to keep precepts is a way to cross the floods. They help check and restrain urges of gratification, malice and escapism. Coming from a place of ethics and mutuality naturally gives rise to pleasant states of being, giving us an orientation we want to remain with rather than following the immediate pull of inclination.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Chanting - Recollection of the Triple Gem 5:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-30 Puja and Chanting 48:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Puja means honor or praise. It’s an important gesture to cultivate – the sense of rising up to something beautiful, something worthy. Making offerings, bowing, chanting and meditating are steadying and calming acts that massage the energies of body, heart and mind.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-05-29 Q&A 36:05
Ajahn Sucitto
Please explain why you got the COVID vaccine as I am hesitant; can meditation help with IBS; can’t exhale completely because in breath rushes in; does it matter if formal practice/meditation is less; is manas an impediment to citta or can it be used beneficially; how to get over the pain of divorce; how to ask someone to leave a community due to ethical reasons; when desire is abandoned how is avijja eliminated; elaborate on terms samādhi, atammayatā, nibānna.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2021-05-29 Guided Meditation - Fountain of Feeling 17:29
Ajahn Sucitto
The cycle of saṃsara develops from feeling. Perceptions then form that stimulate particular actions that can be stirring, disturbing, exciting. Investigate these from the stillness and stability of presence. What’s needed?
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2021-05-26 Going Forth to the Place of Realization 54:54
Ajahn Sucitto
Mind is always searching – in the personal, social and sensory realms – for solidity and satisfaction. But to find this, we must go forth – set aside the virtual world that we compulsively create and come into presence. This is the place of realization, where we meet what arises with the compassion, goodwill and discernment of the heart.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

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