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Retreat Dharma Talks at Dharmagiri

Healing the Cracks: Generosity and Interdependence

"The human mind is the point in the universe that can reflect, review and understand. The result of this is to realize how much is given. Consequently it becomes natural for us to be generous, loving and compassionate."

"Everything we come into contact with can be sensed as a mere object, and measured in terms of our wishes and opinions. This is ignorance. In reality every created thing is a subject in a cosmos of interacting subjects. Whatever is taken as an object - the earth and its creatures, other people, and finally our own bodies and minds - becomes liable to abuse. This 'objectifying' is the source of both our demonic power and our terrible loneliness and hunger. But it doesn't have to be this way."

2016-03-11 (7 days) Dharmagiri

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2016-03-11 Sitting on Potential Found in Body-Mind 66:28
Ajahn Sucitto
Arriving Potential Guided meditation (with rain) Posture No past, no future, rhythmic breathing, Trust breath Refuge and Precepts
2016-03-12 Generosity is Enlightenment 57:50
Ajahn Sucitto
Giving from the Heart Generosity expects no results Being made into an "it" Mutuality - from "you" to "we" Differentiated consciousness - and beyond Softening and mercy
2016-03-12 Body Meditation 31:16
Ajahn Sucitto
Being embodied, sitting and standing meditation
2016-03-12 Food for the Heart 28:36
Ajahn Sucitto
Impermanence of sense contact Shift to a more reliable refuge Embracing the cascade of self with goodwill Things have to arise before they can pass away Non-self as base to see self The only way out is kindness & mutuality
2016-03-12 Entering the Field of Dhamma 30:13
Ajahn Sucitto
Wide & deep field of lineage Subjects for frequent recollection Being possessed by possessions Separation from the loved Buddha, here and gone; the field continues Feeling..
2016-03-13 Mula Sutta - Liberation from Separation 45:15
Ajahn Sucitto
"All dhammas converge on feeling" Dhammas: moments of direct experience Origin of thought Being hit by a thought can shatter Abstraction and Ideologue's The seduction of clarity Abstracted mind can't be liberated vitakka, vicara, viveka
2016-03-13 Brief Tips on Working with Thought 12:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Vaci sankhara Tracking a train of thought to underlying mood and feeling Vipalasa - distorted and delusional seeing Expecting the impermanent to be permanent, etc
2016-03-13 Functions of Mind in Service of Liberation 49:39
Ajahn Sucitto
Vitakka - Vicara - Viveka - Jhana nexus Bring the mind here - explore, ponder, contemplate - absorbtion
2016-03-14 Accepting Impermanence 22:53
Ajahn Sucitto
Healing splits Citta and conceived world Breath meditation Dispassion Relinquishment Natural empathetic quality of the citta Freedom from the known, imagined, and conceived
2016-03-14 Healing the Cracks 56:46
Ajahn Sucitto
The defended mind A broken world Gestures of empathy Karmic field of intentionality Trapping people in divisive abstractions Mental conception: A dart, wound & plague The seen, seer, and seeing Mano Vinnana Honey Ball Sutta Generating & stopping the world
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