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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.
2022-10-18 Q & A 1:12:27
Q1 00:12 Can you say more about stream entry. What is it? Q2 19:26 Are open awareness and presence the same? Is citta who we essentially are? Q3 22:39 I find staying with the breath difficult and more conducive to sleepiness than to gratefulness. What can I do? Q4 26:59 I fight sloth and torpor that seems to be due to self inflicted isolation. Q5 31:10 Can you say more about QiGong? Why do you do this rather than yoga asanas? Q6 36:37 What is the optimal time of day to practice? Q7 38:04 A 74 year old relative is developing dementia and Altzheimers. What is happening to the mind here? Could a practice be developed in this case? Q8 46:01 How do we meet feelings of fear? Or unwanted sexual attention? Q9 47:46 How can I meet the pain caused by my father who died when I was nine? I’d like to forgive him. Q10 51:08 Can you speak more about relational field and the experience of being a human among human beings? Q11 1:04:10 What is the difference between sankara and latent tendencies?
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-18 GM - Walking Suggestions 2:55
Get a sense of this skin bag moving through space. Where do the internal and external meet? How does the body organize itself as it moves?
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-18 Meeting - Test of Actualization 57:25
Learning to meet experiences we like and don't like. What meets? Cultivating space for the meetings provides understanding of our cravings and the arising of faith in our dhamma potential.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-17 Entering Non-Event 52:08
We need tools to travel in the internal body- mind domain. Developing mindfulness allows us to witness the settling and the arising of samadhi, noticing the non-events in between the events.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-17 Heart-Body-Mental Energies-Purifying-Merging 61:53
The ever-changing nature of experience is fundamental to Buddhist understanding. Learning how to directly apprehend these dynamic energies reveals the deathless.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-16 Q & A 1:11:30
01:25 Can you clarify what you said about agitation over sound and shifting it to get to the displeasure. How do you dissolve the person who is angry?; 18:54 I experience a lot of pain and have a hard time relaxing in daily life; 23:16 I have a hard time softening my eyes in daily busy life; 26:28 What is the difference between citta, mind and consciousness? What moves between life and life?; 38:37 What is pure awareness?; 40:22 Regarding energy, can you say more about how to handle physical blockages and constrictions in the body? What is the place of energy management? Is that on the path to wisdom?; 50:26 I feel trapped in my head. I can’t feel the breathing; 51:34 Restraint of the senses; 54:03 How can I handle deliberate aggression towards me?; 56:37 What’s the difference between citta and dhamma?; 57:50 What is jhana?;
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-16 Reflection on Sangha as Path Enterers 10:11
The Pali description of Sangha as 'those who enter' provides a useful template for practice.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-15 Retreat as a Container for Feeling 52:25
We are vulnerable to the feelings of the memories of our experience. Developing an awareness of the pitfalls of self view, liking and disliking, provides an alternative container for experience.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-15 Empathy and Meeting Negativity - Citta Creates the Self and the World 54:05
The citta is that which is distorted, confused hurting. Identifying it as a location of the center of experience, helps us to steady and purify the citta.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life
2022-10-15 GM - Walking Instructions 5:22
Notice the detail of what happens when you move. Get into the quality of the cohesiveness, the synchronicity of the form.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life

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