Truth is always good news; even if it is the truth about something unpleasant because then you can actually master itLuang Por Sucitto
1/18/2021 UPDATE: Audio and video from the retreat: https://bubs.my/lps-2022
As is indicated in the tweet below I wondered beforehand about the potential effects on reality of such a hybrid retreat: partially live, partially previously recorded audio played back via zoom for participants, and via participants playing back assembled recordings on their own.
Currently I feel true dhamma obviously ought to be propagated by any means necessary. I do not however give immediate blanket approval for every framework dhamma is propagated with/by/in as a means, method and/or special vehicle to use as precedent and allowance (for parties contrary to Buddhadhamma) to propagate unsavory agendas.
Some retreat notes of interest:
- how intention affects the nervous system and shapes the mind
- noticing spaciousness around the body aides in a lack of pressure with the body
- “The Open Way” talk was replaced by the talk “Enjoying Presence” at the last minute for reasons not mentioned
- Luang Por answered my questions about what weakens resolve and gave quite a vivid response about the 32 parts of the body:
What Weakens Resolve?
Guidelines For 32 Parts Of The Body
- for meditation:
- finding center
- reflect on ethics, conscience
- what do you want to step forward with?
- authority to center of the body allowing energy to flow into this instead of leaking out
- what’s in the way of happiness?
- include others (in one’s heart)
- body knowing breath(ing) (instead of mind)
- awareness of the energy of breath — brightening inhale, relaxing/release exhale
- standing meditation:
- bone, feet and earth holds weight; muscles just position for balance
- slightly tuck in tailbone and slightly push forward between shoulder blades
- relaxing face sends signal to relax mind
A brief retreat description:
The heart takes shape based on certain activations. We can train to avoid certain intentions and actions that make a shaky heart that doesn’t feel secure, one stuck with pain. A wise person concerned for their welfare cultivates a citta that is open, spacious, not hankering, not resisting. We begin to reset how our world feels and how we feel about ourselves. This is our treasure.Register at https://bubs.my/retreats before 10 Jan 2022
Ajahn Sucitto’s website: https://ajahnsucitto.org
Luang Por Sucitto
Born in London in 1949, Luang Por Sucitto entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975. He took bhikkhu ordination there in 1976 and returned to Britain in 1978 to train under Luang Por Sumedho in the lineage of the Thai Forest master, Luang Por Chah.
In 1979, Luang Por Sucitto was part of the group of monks that established Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in West Sussex, UK. Luang Por was abbot of Cittaviveka from 1992 till 2014. Presently, Luang Por travels on teaching engagements throughout the world.
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