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Dharma Talks given at London Insight Meditation
2021-05-01 Guided Meditation – Foundational Practice 28:44
Ajahn Sucitto
Beginning with a review of the terms mind, heart, body, consciousness, attention and awareness, this guided meditation takes us through their workings. Wise deep attention (yoniso manasikāra) keeps bringing us back to what’s important now.
Clearing the Floods

2021-05-01 Introduction – Establishing Wise Deep Attention 19:14
Ajahn Sucitto
The floods of sense consciousness and delusion take us away from a place where we might feel stable, assured, comfortable. We experience a loss of autonomy and receptivity. We can use the quality of wise deep attention (yoniso manasikāra) to turn attention to the source of our actions and our being. The roots are found in the domain of body and mind.
Clearing the Floods

2020-10-11 Energy of Sharing 21:55
Ajahn Sucitto
A shift in energy affords an opportunity to reform in accordance with Dhamma rather than personal history. The power of love is an energy we can be formed in, and the more widely it’s shared out, the richer and grander we become.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 Q&A 35:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Advice for young people experiencing panic attacks, lack of motivation, depression; how to locate tension and contraction in the body; feeling restless about others’ difficulties and wanting to share Dhamma; working with disconnects in society; working with external sounds in meditation; how to get more steadiness in meditation when body is so uncomfortable.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 Recollecting Faith 15:02
Ajahn Sucitto
We use embodiment as a holding frame to bring heart and mind together. Energy is the meeting point. Recollect your faith – why you do this practice – to uplift and fortify energy. This provides some ballast from being knocked around by the world.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 Walking Meditation – Soothing Tension 12:45
Ajahn Sucitto
The mobility of walking helps soothe feelings of tension and aggression. The loose and the strong aspects as you walk create a feedback loop to circulate energy. A comfortable collectedness of energy can result.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 Q&A 36:28
Ajahn Sucitto
How does release come about; working with regret/results of unskillful actions; how to sense into spine and other internal body parts; how to hold good heartedness towards seemingly evil behaviors; wanting to meet aggression with aggression; working with drowsiness; waning interest in events around me.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 Guided Meditation - Letting Go of Mental Complexities 35:14
Ajahn Sucitto
After setting up the posture, allow the breathing. Let it educate your mindfulness. Step out of the anatomy of body and into the energy body. Steadily wiping out the visual impression, just feel what you feel.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-11 The Gold Star of Heart Tones – Equanimity 40:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Liberation is expressed as both liberation of citta and liberation of wisdom. As the heart is soothed and relaxed, the roots of behavior can be penetrated, distractions and defilements discarded. The result is a heart tone which is serene and comfortable with all that arises.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

2020-10-10 Concluding Remarks – Continuity of Practice 3:39
Ajahn Sucitto
Where things fall apart is where the connections break, when we spin off into our distracted thinking and proliferating thoughts. Spend time lingering in the heart sense, staying connected and present with that. Stay with the body in daily activities, taking regular pause moments.
Finding and Using the Missing Piece

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