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Dharma Talks given at Bodhi College
2020-12-09 Guided Meditation – Brahmaviharā 30:11
Ajahn Sucitto
If we keep picking up and resonating the brahmaviharā heart tones, citta will naturally open and move in that direction. These are natural expressions of citta – it feels rewarded with these expressions and is energized.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-09 Q&A 2 47:53
Ajahn Sucitto
Questions about involuntary movements in practice; please you comment on the third tetrad of ānāpānasati; please review the potential value of jhāna experiences; say more about how ignorance sucks energy from citta; deep fears and primal memories.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-09 Q&A 1 16:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Misguided jhāna; how to practice with the three characteristics (anicca, dukkha, anatta); is ānāpānasati enough for liberation?
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-09 The Absorption Process 50:53
Ajahn Sucitto
Meditation is a whole life process. Proper cultivation of citta – diligence, vigilance, careful attention in our attitudes and actions – can lead to degrees of liberation. Topics of samadhi, jhāna, wisdom are addressed.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-09 Guided Meditation – Handling the Citta towards Jhāna 38:51
Ajahn Sucitto
Lingering is part of the process of absorbing. It takes time to learn. Establish reference points to return to, lingering with no particular agenda. Keep widening and softening attention over the whole body.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-08 Q&A 52:23
Ajahn Sucitto
Please expand on terms kusala and akusala; right effort when working with body tension; is thought consciousness the same as anusaya (latent tendencies); please describe Thai Forest’s particular way of teaching dhamma; does stepping back out of the conditioned into the unconditioned refer to the unrestricted unbounded citta; how is yoniso manasikara different from mindfulness; comments on Venerable Paññavaddho’s view on citta.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-08 Guided Meditation – Responsive Intelligence 25:20
Ajahn Sucitto
Meditation is a process repeatedly placing attention. Keep touching references of comfort and steadiness, listen and linger until citta picks up the sign. We begin to learn what is suitable, what is working to gladden citta. It then has the strength to break down the afflictions of heart and body.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-08 Q&A 26:16
Ajahn Sucitto
Please explain Ajahn Maha Boowa’s comment that citta ‘does not die’; is the experience of something that sees and receives experience citta; is citta what Tibetans call ‘mind itself’; is pure citta synonymous with pure knowing; please clarify comment about ‘storms passing through’ in relation to suicide; do we know when we are experiencing citta; how to rest in citta, the place of no ‘I’?
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-08 Citta as Luminous Awareness 45:20
Ajahn Sucitto
Reading from several sources, the unrestricted citta is described. Beyond the world of phenomena, its baseline is open luminosity. The encouragement is to get in touch with its knowingness – jhāna is how we deepen into mind’s nature.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

2020-12-08 Guided Meditation On Primary Citta 31:51
Ajahn Sucitto
The baseline of citta is openness, but it’s forgotten, mesmerized by its constrictions. Return to this primary citta, beneath the external and internal concerns. Take as support breathing out and breathing in.
Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

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