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Retreat Dharma Talks at Gaia House

Unrestricted Awareness

A 10 day retreat with Ajahn Sucitto (AS files) and Laura Bridgman (LB files)

2023-07-11 (10 days) Gaia House

2023-07-14 Attending to the fragmented cosmos 61:59
Ajahn Sucitto
Self and other, life and death, body and mind are some of the basic fragmentations causing stress. Practice allows a healing wisdom to arise.
2023-07-14 Q&A 48:38
Ajahn Sucitto, Laura Bridgman
00:05 Q1 (AS) You talked about protection during the QiGong. How does protection happen without closure? 09:39 Q2 (LB) Could you explain how the citta can cleanse sankaras? 17:05 (AS response). 36:04 Q3 (AS) Given that I struggle to maintain focus even on a narrow object, it’s very hard to bring the whole body into awareness . Any hints? 45:02 (LB response).
2023-07-15 Realizing what is affected and touched 56:08
Ajahn Sucitto
There is a heart place that experiences reverberations and exasperation. It seems that this is me. Keep asking: What and where is this me?
2023-07-15 Q&A 14:42
Ajahn Sucitto
00:05 Before encountered the dhamma I always thought that problems required solutions. You say they need spaciousness, openness and patience. What then is the place for mental strategies and solutions.
2023-07-15 GM - An end of the day practice 2:26
Ajahn Sucitto
2023-07-16 Using the potency of retreat 29:56
Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn reviews some of the teachings during the retreat so far and urges us to use our potency as individuals.
2023-07-16 Craving 47:49
Laura Bridgman
In understanding craving, one of my teachers suggests using right view – ‘everything is nature happening’. This helpfully moves craving out of being good or bad.
2023-07-17 GM - Knowing the senses 40:31
Ajahn Sucitto
2023-07-17 GM - Whole Body Standing 61:44
Ajahn Sucitto
2023-07-18 Connecting inside and outside 51:14
Ajahn Sucitto
The day starts with a sense of decisive engagement but confusion frequently masks this and we get run by external conditions. Breathing is an animate centre that allows perspective.
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