In this case, I think of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho because I associated with them, but I hope you have your own, because the world is a. Born in London in , Ajahn Sucitto entered monastic life in Thailand in He subsequently took bhikkhu ordination there in , but returned to Britain. We are pleased to announce that Ajahn Sucitto, the former abbot of the Cittaviveka (Chithurst) Buddhist Monastery in England, will be visiting.

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Wjahn, the Fundamental Qu It was a matter of basing decision-making on Vinaya principles of consensus, respect for elders and for the tradition — even when neither the business at hand, nor the opinions of others, nor the actions of some elders nor even aspects of the tradition were interesting or agreeable.

Reflections: Ajahn Sucitto

When my mind is happy, my body will be tranquil. Kalyanamitta AM Puja: So we practice to purify intention and attention, widening aucitto range of what our citta can bear with and accommodate. Thus my advice to disciples: Held by Ground Guided Meditation: Include it All, Even S In practical terms, this arrangement weighs against the abuse of charismatic power — the highest levels of authority are either dead or absent, and thus incapable of abusing anyone.

Just having eighty people listening to me is enough to engage me, stimulate me, and create a nice flow of energy.

Vinaya covers protocols around gaining, possessing and sharing material requisites, around topics such as relationships between householders and samanas especially with reference to sexuality and between teachers and disciples. Entering The Sacred Puja: Letting Go of the Meditator Guided Meditation: Nourish and strengthen citta through qualities of goodwill, patience and acceptance facilitate disengagement.


Sharing Awareness Closing Session: When … a noble disciple listens to the Dhamma with eager ears, attending to it as a matter of vital concern, directing his whole mind to it, ssucitto that occasion the five hindrances are not present From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ajahn Sucitto

Some people are grateful and express that; while to others, these followers seem to be attached and jockeying for access to the Master. Before entering monastic life, Ajahn Sucitto graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in English and American Literature in Retrieved 18 January Creating a feedback loop to keep citta refreshed and nourished strengthens our ability to meet the uncomfortable.

The Body Seeks Harmony Dhamma Talk on Releasing St But this only sets us up for suffering. Sitting in a field of ssucitto to eighty people sucihto starts my mind sparking.

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Free from Obstruction, Free from Intrusion, Free from And it is through such ajaahn, dispassion and relinquishment that there is growth in terms of liberation and a cooperative community.

Devotion as a way of bringing citta into personhood Puja: This property was adjacent to Hammer Wood, which had been given to the Sangha as a result of an alms-round on Hampstead Heath, north London. Disengaged Awareness 13 Guided Meditation: Presence, Whole, Balance 02 Guided Meditation: Take away the track of conditioned intentions — better, more efficient, goal orientation.

Amahn Western philosophy sucityo Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. We also naturally feel grateful to those who help us. Accordingly, Sucitto was part of the small monastic group led by Ajahn Sumedho that moved there in June to establish Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.

However the teacher-disciple relationship was a vital part of that Way. They are more spontaneous and I’m given the chance to contact them in ways that are closer to their “daily-life mind.


In terms of the daily life of the community, Luang Por never concerned himself with the details of work, but focused on the meditations, the pujas and the protocols.

Cittaviveka – Ajahn Sucitto – The Wisdom Vehicle

Because in spiritual matters, when faced with either scripture or legal structure on one hand, and relationship to someone’s radiant presence on the other, most people will follow the living being. Sucutto not Observation Puja: Personal values have to be more than ideas. On account of this, followers grant effective power to the leader. Accordingly, the Sangha still sees the Buddha and the teachings he laid down as the highest authority, followed in descending order by the entire Sangha as a spiritual entity, then by a group of elders, and for local and circumstantial matters, a single elder.

Effort informed by the spiritual faculties is a means to stave off hindrances. In this case, I think of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho because I associated with them, but I hope you have your own, because the world is a tough place without that light. The book can be obtained from www. We Are a Conversation Intro Sasanarakkha: To work with the tedious, the opinionated, the quirky and the antiquated brings forth skills and strengths that few people get to realize.

Especially in the bleak pioneering days when the community was young and fragile, his ease and unstoppable vitality held things together.

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