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Dharma Talks
2021-06-03 Day 5 Q&A2 54:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Working at our levels but there’s nothing to attain/is citta is inherently pure; how to think about kamma after death; how does being enveloped in compassion feel; after moving energy down into belly deciding to move from samatha to vipassanā; the knower merges with the known and there’s no object left; when beginning to become concentrated I get hijacked into numbness/feeling lost in brahmaviharā; relationship between awareness, citta, mindfulness and the mind.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-03 Kamma, Signs and Signlessness 56:49
Ajahn Sucitto
We can become flooded by signs that carry meaning according to our kammic histories. To move out of the floods of thought, self, other people, let the sign be a reminder. Go to the body, the felt sense, to the place where the personal qualities are subdued and there’s just the qualities of goodwill and patience. Energies shift and release. This is how we clean out embedded kamma.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-03 Puja – Images of the Sacred 23:11
Ajahn Sucitto
The signs in daily life can be sterile, abrasive, rapid – designed for effective organization, not for organic life. Puja is an occasion to shift gears and cultivate signs of simple beauty, warmth, inclusivity. It’s helpful to have an atmospheric dip every day into signs that cause citta to feel like home.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-03 Day 5 Q&A1 51:17
Ajahn Sucitto
Bright pure light which comes up in meditation; dealing with trauma from a kammic standpoint; how to practice with back pain and lack of sleep; if there’s no self who puts forth effort into the 4 right efforts; offering of invitation was not received leaving sourness; when feeling arises from words do I just stay with the feeling or inquire about it; a lot of pain in body and sudden urge to cry; mind first allows phenomena to subside and investigates later; transitioning back into kammic realm from a place of presence is challenging too easily losing mindfulness; difference between citta and manas; compulsive tendency around cleanliness; struggle with breath meditation feeling like I’m controlling it.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-02 Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness 24:13
Tara Brach
Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability that allows us to inhabit the universe of aliveness and space, form and formlessness. With this homecoming to whole beingness is an intrinsic experience of freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-06-02 Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2 56:28
Tara Brach
All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the practices and teachings that guide us on the path.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-06-02 Practice as Relationship 42:33
Devon Hase
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2021-06-02 Day 4 Q&A2 50:15
Ajahn Sucitto
Shifts of energy and bodily effects: verbal vs. non-verbal insights; distinction between flood (ogha) and outflow (āsava); how to prepare for aging and death; with things that matter when and how to speak up and when to refrain from speech and actions; self and other/regret/family.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-02 Healing, Forgiveness and Blessing 17:17
Ajahn Sucitto
It’s very important to share the heart, share the blessings with all that arises. One should do this regularly. Let go of the image, let go of the person – don’t dismiss it, relate to it, witnessing with sympathy, extending the heart. Lingering in the steady open presence, get familiar with it, feeling it, resting in it.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

2021-06-02 The Power of Love 41:31
Ajahn Sucitto
The power of lovingkindness is it can nourish and fortify the heart so doesn’t get crushed by the floods. This gives us a platform for life where all phenomena, even the most painful and difficult, can be witnessed and held. It’s just kammic forces playing themselves out – don’t get stuck in that.
Cittaviveka Clearing the Floods - Dealing with Internal and External Overload

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