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Dharma Talks given at Meditationszentrum Beatenberg
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2017-06-17 Early Morning Reflections: Don’t Go into Automatic – What’s Beautiful Now? 12:27
  Ajahn Sucitto
An automatic quality can take over as we practice. It happens when we retain the past: I am this, I had this experience, I want to have another experience… Instead we can arise and awaken into this body even when it’s not so comfortable and bright. Receive everything as a gift, as something new. Access what’s beautiful now.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-16 I Teach Pleasure 62:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
The Buddha taught pleasure. When the mind feels safe and comforted, it doesn’t crave. It loses its fear and regret. This is pleasant. Sila helps us practice this skill of turning things to the subtle pleasure of releasing stress and pressure. We stop creating the boundary of self and other that prevents unification. To others as to myself.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-16 Qigong Instructions: Cow, Crane & Dragon 47:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
Warming up feet, legs, hips, arms; kwa squats; drawing the thread (shoulder opening); cow gazing at the moon; crane spreads its wings; punching the dragon; neutral position
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-16 Teaching on Embodiment and Guided Meditation – Descending from the Top of Your Brain to the Basin of Your Heart 61:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
As we meditate, we might find ourselves dropping through layers of experience. Bits that are stuck and not yet resolved keep getting triggered. What we thought was past keeps coming in – people, places, events – and it’s happening now. But there is something that doesn’t move forward in time, a foundational experience of just being present. From this place of primary embodiment, where citta meets the body, we can begin to release the layers of construction that bind us.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-15 The Inner Critic: Practising at Home 51:35
  Ajahn Metta
One aspect of the inner critic is the constant commentator. It shamelessly criticizes you regardless of what you do or don’t do; you will never get it right. Like the story of the demons who visit the home of Sakka, the way we relate to our inner demons is to relate to them with kindness. Without resistance and negative emotions, they will shrink away.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-15 Qigong Instructions: The Active and the Receptive 49:59
  Ajahn Sucitto
Torso twists bending over each leg; waterfall; ball in the sky; cow gazing at the moon; crane spreads its wings; closing the field/gently gathering in
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-15 Morning Teaching: Wisdom of Embodiment 57:24
  Ajahn Sucitto
Beyond the visual and sensory experiences of body, there is a felt sense that is our center. Life keeps pushing other things to the center – sights, sounds, attitudes, views and opinions – but these are only the center of our suffering, not the true center. From the true center, primary sympathy becomes available to meet suffering.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-15 Early Morning Reflections: Being the Center 28:14
  Ajahn Sucitto
We can know the body directly, using tactile sense and contact impressions. Step by step we can build the specific body with what is actually present, discerning the center, and placing with specificity. The act of placing is sacred.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-14 Q&A: All that Ends Is Suffering 1:12:50
  Ajahn Sucitto
Where to put the focus in standing/walking meditation; what is meant by awareness/mindfulness/citta; conditioned/unconditioned, kamma and the choice; awakening and healing; goodwill and discernment/embodied goodwill
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-14 Qigong Instructions: Noticing the Quality of Space Around You 56:09
  Ajahn Sucitto
Instructions for standing/neutral posture [ends 9:00]; loosening by shaking; torso twists with waist bend to each side; knee circles; the “clock” hip circles; string puppet; bow and arrow; cow gazing at the moon; ends with standing/neutral posture
The Wisdom of Embodiment

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