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Dharma Talks given at Meditationszentrum Beatenberg
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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

2017-06-14 Morning Teaching: How Good Do You Have to Be 45:40
  Ajahn Sucitto
Find the response to this question from that safe space in embodiment. Mixed in with places where one feels shut down, agitated and sleepy is a certain quality that feels comfortable. Sense it, enjoy it, then view the rest from that place of refuge. This is a movement of compassion. It’s not good, it’s not right, it’s just aware.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-13 Goodwill – Giving Yourself Back to Yourself 67:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Goodwill isn’t about changing things, but bringing up the right atmosphere and steeping your awareness in that. The right atmosphere isn’t 100% approval or love or celebration, but a quality of granting permission. Non-resistance, non-aversion. Experiences of exclusion and being treated as an object cause the citta to close down over time, and we lose the ability to feel anything. Subjective presence will give yourself back to yourself.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-13 Trust 26:27
  Ajahn Metta
Trust can support us in our practice. Trust in terms of inspiration, aspiration, what brings us here and keeps us here practicing. Trust isn’t something that comes easily for everyone because of our past disappointments. Yet trust grows stronger by going through difficulties disappointments and expectations that are not met by staying with things in the moment. Then things are always alright, always manageable.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-13 Early Morning Reflections: The Trained Mind, The Untrained Mind and The Choice 17:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
Remember the gift of mind. It can seem such a tangle at times. The untrained mind is difficult and can be deadly. The trained mind is a beauty, it can be liberated – deathless. This is choice. Attending to what’s worthy of attention; attending to what gives rise to beautiful states that lift and brighten. Withdrawing attention from states that become burdensome, confusing, useless. The gift of attention, use it wisely.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-12 Standing Instructions: Free from Obstruction, Free from Intrusion, Free from Harm 23:48
  Ajahn Sucitto
Three references for standing: anatomy, sensations and energies. Setting aside what isn’t needed and firming up what is useful, allowing the body to complete itself and come into balance. Free from obstruction, free from intrusion, free from harm.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-12 Morning Teaching: You Don’t Get to the End of the Story by Following It 40:32
  Ajahn Sucitto
We tend to get the situations that will work on us. Our approach, if we get wise, is to meet dissatisfaction in the body. There is a possibility to unhook from the tides of affliction that cause us to form up in these challenging situations. We can pause, unhook, and bear open, steady presence. Shifts occur by themselves.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-12 Early Morning Instructions: Coming to Terms with Dukkha – It Just Doesn’t Have to Be That Good 20:02
  Ajahn Sucitto
Rather than following the mental movements of the mind, there’s the possibility to just open to the manifest with no particular engagement. The particular point is meeting dukkha – where we chafe, want, resist – and recognizing it as it is. At the moment the engagement changes, the mind releases. Then the world doesn’t have to be that good.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

2017-06-11 Spiritual Friendship 41:25
  Ajahn Metta
What we are doing by coming together, practicing with the overall framework of the Dhamma, is developing spiritual friendship. Over the short period of a retreat period as we meet and connect in the silence, our energies come together and we become unified as a group and find support.
The Wisdom of Embodiment

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