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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sucitto
As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them.
2020-10-31 The Real World 48:01
What we call the real world is actually concocted, arising from unskillful response to contact. The energy can be frantic, cruel, excluding. But it’s possible to give rise to a different reality, by knowing what to give attention to. Paying attention to skillful dhammas can uplift and sustain the heart so it can come out of its struggles and sorrows.
Cittaviveka
2020-10-25 Coming out of detail 30:39
Making the shift from the activities of daily life into something much quieter, we learn to recognize and encourage the qualities of citta – knowingness, sensitivity, resonance. Smooth out the wrinkles of details that catch our attention and sustain a wide, open focus that includes the range of circumstances and emotions that arise. This is a blessing and a refuge, our true home.
Teach na Tuisceana :  Teach na Tuisceana Weekend Retreat (*pronounced Tjuck na Tooshana)
2020-10-25 Guided Meditation - Widening the Heart 26:14
Instructions for sustaining a wide, soft awareness that includes it all. Aware of the background, aware of the details, the stillness, the movement – let things be as they are. Let citta learn from its own fluidity.
Teach na Tuisceana :  Teach na Tuisceana Weekend Retreat (*pronounced Tjuck na Tooshana)
2020-10-24 Walking Meditation – The Pleasant Fluidity of Walking 9:07
Approach walking meditation like swimming, feeling the body moving through space. There’s a swing, a pleasant fluidity. Hold any concerns that arise in your embodiment, giving the heart a foundation to listen from. It will eventually speak for itself.
Teach na Tuisceana :  Teach na Tuisceana Weekend Retreat (*pronounced Tjuck na Tooshana)
2020-10-24 Guided Meditation – Open Body, Open Heart 29:57
Guidance for moving from the anatomical body to sensing into the energy body. Switch off what isn’t needed, step attention back and listen. As one opens the body, one opens the heart. This is the basis for wisdom.
Teach na Tuisceana :  Teach na Tuisceana Weekend Retreat (*pronounced Tjuck na Tooshana)
2020-10-24 The Doing and Non-Doing of Meditation 20:08
Meditation has two aspects: the limiting of mental activity and the staying on track with the heart. Resolution and mindfulness of body act as supports. Use embodied energy to restrain ‘doingness’, and to clear and fortify the heart so that wisdom can arise.
Teach na Tuisceana :  Teach na Tuisceana Weekend Retreat (*pronounced Tjuck na Tooshana)
2020-10-18 Kathina as the Occasion for Social Harmony 32:39
This event of Kathina encapsulates the skillful qualities associated with social harmony and cohesion – qualities of generosity and sharing, precepts and virtue, gentle speech and service. Recollecting the goodness of such actions, the heart grows and is strengthened.
Cittaviveka
2020-10-11 Energy of Sharing 21:55
A shift in energy affords an opportunity to reform in accordance with Dhamma rather than personal history. The power of love is an energy we can be formed in, and the more widely it’s shared out, the richer and grander we become.
London Insight :  Finding and Using the Missing Piece
2020-10-11 Q&A 35:13
Advice for young people experiencing panic attacks, lack of motivation, depression; how to locate tension and contraction in the body; feeling restless about others’ difficulties and wanting to share Dhamma; working with disconnects in society; working with external sounds in meditation; how to get more steadiness in meditation when body is so uncomfortable.
London Insight :  Finding and Using the Missing Piece
2020-10-11 Recollecting Faith 15:02
We use embodiment as a holding frame to bring heart and mind together. Energy is the meeting point. Recollect your faith – why you do this practice – to uplift and fortify energy. This provides some ballast from being knocked around by the world.
London Insight :  Finding and Using the Missing Piece

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