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Dharma Talks
2019-05-04 Where There Is No Faith There Is No Practice 38:27
  Ajahn Sucitto
Fabricated formations, such as clock time, are useful for some things but not for liberation. Use the ritual of puja to transcend circumstantial reality; recognize there is a place in citta to stand outside of self – in faith and devotion. The belief that an end to suffering is possible is the initiator of Dhamma practice. Where there is no faith there is no practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-04 Standing Meditation for Energy and Vitality 22:33
  Ajahn Sucitto
When standing we don’t stand stiff, but fluid. Balanced posture and alignment allow muscles to release so energy can move through the form in a supportive way. Over time we become supported by the body’s energy rather than its muscles.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-04 Do What Will Undo 49:51
  Ajahn Sucitto
How to peel off the layers of saṅkhāra? Do with an intent to undo. Although we unconsciously give energy to our hindrances and programs, if we withdraw energy and interest, they wither. This is right effort. When citta is cleared of hindrances and is no longer pulled out into the abstract, it gains its own strength and you can trust it.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-03 Four Noble Truths 56:10
  Mary Aubry
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-03 Opening Retreat Talks - 63:19
  Tara Brach
Introductions, Orientation, Instructions Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento, Kate Johnson
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2019-05-03 Dana/Sila Transforms The Habits Of The Mind 61:23
  Carol Wilson
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivating Awareness & Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2019-05-03 Breathing Forms the Body 14:34
  Ajahn Sucitto
What is the body? Not the picture of it but the direct experience of it. Referring to instructions given in the Ānāpānasati Sutta, guidance is given to directly experience the body in its diverse manifestations of energy, feeling and sensation. Breathing in, breathing out, allow the process to occur at its own rate and stay with what’s unfolding for you.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-03 Self Metta 50:03
  Mary Aubry
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-03 Our Place of Practice Is Direct Knowing 39:34
  Ajahn Sucitto
Dhamma practice is the channel for direct experience: that which is entered through the door of feeling. This is not the ‘mental’ knowing: the somatic sense responds to feeling. Your place of practice is this direct ‘feeling-knowing’ – pājānati – through mindfulness of the body.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-03 Standing Meditation: Grounded and Firm, Yet Supple and Fluid 26:20
  Ajahn Sucitto
A guided meditation to fully feel the body, filling out the length, width and thickness of the entire bodily form. This upright yet relaxed posture is firm and allows energy to freely flow.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

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