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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Dead texts aren’t going to respond, sympathize, cheer or advise. Nourish and strengthen citta through qualities of goodwill, patience and acceptance facilitate disengagement. Whitehead Western philosophy and Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. Dhamma Talk on Releasing St When addressing people, he spoke from his own conviction a Dhamma that went to the heart; this, coupled with the authority that any speaker is given had profound effects.

Sjahn my body is tranquil, I shall feel pleasure. That steady presence becomes the place of regeneration and refreshment. In retreat, you are able to build a cohesive and comprehensive body of the teachings.

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

In he was sent up to Northumberland to set up a small monastery in Harnham, which subsequently became Aruna Ratanagiri. This Dhamma-Vinaya is aucitto Refuge, the resource and the guide when the Teacher passes away; properly lived, it is capable of handling the world of success and failure, acclaim and disrepute. We Are a Conversation Intro Sasanarakkha: Living with Ajahn Sumedho for over a decade gave me a precious view of how these forms of influence and power arise and with what care they need to be managed.


Dharma Seed is a c 3 Non-profit organization. On October 26,he resigned the post, but intends to continue teaching as before.

The Buddha lived up to that on account of his authentic realization and through passing on a wealth of teachings. Some people are grateful and express that; while to others, these followers seem to be attached and jockeying for access to the Master. The book can be obtained from www. This page was last edited on 25 Mayat His insistence was that he had rightly seen the Dhamma, the Way leading to liberation, and that Way was the proper focus to attend to.

Later inhe was sent to Harham in Northumberland to begin the work of establishing a monastery there. Entering The Sucito Puja: Working out details was never his forte.

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When I feel pleasure, my mind will become concentrated. Energy and Embodiment Guided Meditation: With devotional practices we choose to direct ourselves in terms of awakening. Abiding and lingering in these qualities, citta sustains consciousness in that mode, sees objects in that light, and experiences itself in that light making human life manageable, fruitful, enjoyable. 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, on that occasion the five hindrances are not present Creating codes of moral and relational integrity —’Vinaya’— was a major part of his life’s work.


Sucitto trained under Ajahn Sumedho for much of the ensuing fourteen years. Awakening to Reality Morning Instructions: 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.

Amaravati’s main aims were to house the nuns’ sucitfo which has outgrown Cittaviveka to offer further accommodation for bhikkhus and hold retreats and public occasions for laypeople. A Means for Release Qigong Instructions: He manifested concern for people’s welfare along with good humour and an accessible manner. Can one exist without the other? Qigong Exercises 2 18 Appropriate Attention: Yet, given the fallible nature of all human beings, and considering the damage caused by charismatic leaders of spiritual communities let alone of political institutionsalong with the resultant loss of faith, meaning and orientation for millions ajahb people, this is a major issue.

Creating a feedback loop to keep citta refreshed and nourished strengthens our ability to meet the uncomfortable. Because in spiritual matters, when faced with either scripture or legal structure on ajah hand, and relationship to someone’s radiant presence on the other, most people will follow the living being. They should also understand power.