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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
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.
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2022-05-30 (1) Ajahn Closing Comments 20:00
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-30 (1) Guided Brahma Vihara Meditation 45:06
Cultivating receptive and responsive heart energies, provides an ongoing exploration. The field of body provides the best venue to experience how these energies move and to understand their characteristics.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 (4) Q&A 47:39
with Laura Bridgman
00:00 Q1 What clings? 11;13 Q2 Laura, can you speak more about moving back and forth between the path and the world. 16:51 Q3 What is meant when a person says someone is their teacher? 19:43 A poem by Rabindranath Tagore is read. 21:00 Q4 How to skilfully help others in our lives to get them to slow down and be more present? 27:14 Q5 How to let go of regrets and uproot the self? 36:08 Q6 Please distinguish taking ownership of karma and clinging to everything else.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 (1) Guided Meditation - Attention to Posture 47:02
A detailed description of the sitting posture allows the listener to gain fresh perspective on this form of meditation.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 (2) Opening and Closing in Goodwill 52:29
Opening and closing happens everywhere, even with breathing. Discharging creates space for enjoyment, spontaneity and flexibility. Eventually even energy must be relinquished, so we practice recollection of death using the brahma viharas to expand awareness, closure with no regret, the deathless.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-28 (4) Crossing the Floods 54:02
Ajahn explores the Buddha's famous prescription: 'By not pushing forward and by not standing still, I managed to cross the floods'.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-28 (1) Devotional Imaging - Inviting the Indriya (with 30 min meditation) 39:13
Sacred images can brighten the mind and allow helpful energies to arise. We can summon the indriya through this means. With devotional practice, we dislodge the self from its center point, revealing the energy of spiritual desire (chanda).
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-27 (1) The Kindness of Wisdom 51:51
Discernment is easily biased by the five aggregates, especially mental constructions such as uncertainty and ‘not quite right yet’. Contemplating citta we can understand suffering rather than adopt a notion of solving it.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-26 (2) - Orientation Towards Completion and Ease 60:02
Developing facility with the indriya – faith, energy, mindfulness, collectedness and discernment – supports awareness of skilful states flowing and fulfilling themselves within a mindful embodiment.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-26 (1) Guided Standing Meditation 42:28
Self massage helps body awareness arise. With mental intention, alternately directing and releasing activation energy around the body, we increase connectivity and provide a broad basis for mindfulness.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation

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