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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks at Bodhi College
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.
2021-11-23 Q&A 38:29
00:35 How to work with painful memories; 08:33 Difference between pīti and sukha; 11:06 Style and benefits of your QiGong; 15:51 Awareness of bodily energies and sensations; 23:27 Feeling body from the inside vs. outside; 25:40 Which practices are precursors of satipaṭṭhāna practices; 27:43 How to shift from (uncomfortable) sensation to energy; 30:51 Reflective capacity of citta; 34:51 Mindfulness with pleasant but faint sensation; 36:57 Drowsiness with samādhi.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)
2021-11-23 Sutta + right view, attitude, mindfulness 62:42
An overview of the Ānāpānasati Sutta, the first three tetrads having to do with samatha – steadying and opening the energies of body and – and the fourth having to do with vipassana – onlooking, contemplating what samatha brings to light. Right view, right attitude, right mindfulness are the guiding factors.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)
2021-11-22 Guided meditation - Receiving the gift 44:35
Tuning in to ground, space and breathing, send messages of safety and comfort, stillness and ease to your internal environment. What your citta lingers on becomes the dominant theme. This is why it’s possible to experience happiness in this crazy world. Receive the gift of abiding in the simplicity of the given.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)
2021-11-22 Introduction – Steadying our internal environment 35:18
Our intimate environment shakes us up; we become activated by phenomena and impressions. Through meditation we can begin to undo some of these reflexes, and cultivate a sense of stability and happiness. Then when things go wrong, our internal environment can be ok – it knows how to steady itself and discharge stress.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)
2021-11-22 Anapanasati Text References 0:00
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Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)
Attached Files:
  • From Anapanasati Sutta (M118) by Ajahn Sucitto (PDF)
  • Mindfulness, Samadhi and Jhana by Ajahn Sucitto (PDF)
  • Wisdom , Insight and Release by Ajahn Sucitto (PDF)
2021-01-09 Guided Meditation – Sensitivity in Embodiment 58:30
The ability to sense and feel, read how citta is affecting body and body is affecting it – this is initiation into the process. Use the language of touch rather than seeing. Our fundamental base to support this process is the wide-open body. It contains all of the kammic stuff we need to work through.
Bodhi College Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit
2020-12-11 Q&A 15:10
Is citta/mindfulness always present; who is attending to the citta; where does citta’s luminosity land; eyes opened or closed in meditation; thinking during discernment; use of cooling and warming in relation to what’s arising.
Bodhi College Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit
2020-12-11 'Unestablished' Citta 40:55
Citta can have sore spots, particularly volatile reactions that spin it out into planning. There’s the possibility of not being in that compulsive grip, of turning to the deathless element. Citta can be trained to withdraw into its own stillness, its own knowing.
Bodhi College Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit
2020-12-11 Guided Meditation – Calm and Withdrawal 30:18
Begin by remembering the value of calm and insight. Place attention carefully at the point of contact impression. Softening and widening so the impressions don’t stick. Let them roll off like beads of water.
Bodhi College Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit
2020-12-11 Unwrapping Citta from the Khandha 27:46
Citta is the still point in all the movement, tangle and impact. It’s hard to recognize, but body offers a reference point – the sense of presence. Yoniso manasikara, careful attention, trims the flood of experience to a summary message of what’s contacting you. Body can then be used to discharge the push of the aggregates.
Bodhi College Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

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