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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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However the teacher-disciple relationship was a vital part of that Way.

Free from Obstruction, Free from Intrusion, Free from Personal values have to be more than ideas. But then there’s the management.

Teachings – Books – Forest Sangha

On 25 September he took samanera precepts and on 22 March he was ordained as a bhikkhu Buddhist monkboth in Wat Potharam in Nakhon Sawan. Entering The Sacred Puja: The Occasion for Refuge 17 Walking Instructions: Wisely managed, inspiration and gratitude result in liberation. Thus any abbot or senior nun in our monasteries has to work within the structures supervised by the Wat Pah Pong sangha, by the local group of elders and by the lay trusts and committees that manage the monasteries, as well as in accordance with their community.

But still, as a teacher, although from my point of view, I muddle along with a wish to serve and the energy of commitment, from another’s viewpoint I may seem to be intruding and taking over. This is the way we build up a reference point to cultivate and clear the kamma of the person within the field of sangha. 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.


Standing meditation – Elements and Directions 03 Aspiration: Whitehead Western philosophy and Buddhism Buddhism and psychology. This leaves a lot of room for the Dhamma to come up. Can one exist without the other? They have to actually work for us, to be genuinely felt in our lives. He effortlessly carried a huge sense of presence, just by sitting still.

It’s a ajqhn that brings deep and resilient awareness into how we operate; and that’s more precious than having a fixed management plan, or even one talented individual. Nourish and strengthen citta through qualities of goodwill, patience and acceptance facilitate disengagement. The investigative path is an intimate experience that empowers our individuality in a way that is not egocentric.

Reflections: Ajahn Sucitto

As an obvious example, a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni can only speak a few words of Dhamma to a member of the opposite sex unless they are in a public place or accompanied by another male or female respectively.

Being with Dying Guided Meditation: Devotion as a way of bringing citta into personhood Puja: Working out details was never his forte. Especially in the bleak pioneering days when the community was young and fragile, his ease and unstoppable vitality held things together. Human Bodies Walk Like This To work with the tedious, the opinionated, the quirky and the antiquated brings forth skills and strengths that few people get to realize.

This Dhamma-Vinaya is the 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. Make your practice extensive, rather than intensive Introduction Introduction Introduction to Retreat: Creating codes of moral and relational integrity —’Vinaya’— was a major part of his life’s work. Being the Center Early Morning Reflections: Thus my advice to disciples: Learn to sense into the intention of the citta here and now.


The qualities of goodwill, compassion, gladness and equanimity can be cultivated scuitto generate a subtle form, a subtle state of consciousness. But this is what makes management a spiritual practice. When people are not on retreat and come for one session, it opens a different window. Wisdom of Embodiment Morning Teaching: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

To question and even disagree with the spiritual director’s opinion, and with those of one’s fellow samanas, without losing faith or harmony is a delicate and educational process. But it can get even tougher when the guiding light has been seen to cast deep shadows: 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.

Later inhe was sent to Harham in Northumberland to begin the work of establishing a monastery there. The habit of clinging stems from a search for safety and security, yet we cling to that which can never provide security.

The Buddha lived up to that on account of his authentic realization and through passing on a wealth of teachings. Participation not Observation Puja: