Citta: Mind, Heart, Spirit

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‘Citta’ is perhaps the single most important reference point in Buddhist practice; it is that which is subject to ignorance and has the potential for liberation. Although the word is often translated as ‘mind’, in practice ‘mind’ falls short of the scope and the intimacy of ‘citta’. Although ‘heart’ is another useful option, this doesn’t cover citta’s full potential for samādhi, wisdom and release. 

In this retreat, we’ll explore some ways in which the term is used in the context of the Pali Canon, as well as practices for revealing and clearing citta through meditation and inquiry. 

Those wishing to attend should have completed at least one ten-day meditation retreat. Time will include regular meditation periods, talks and dialogues. 

Event Details


This retreat is offered on a dana basis – you will be asked to make an additional monetary donation at the end of the course to support the livelihood of the teacher.

Additional Information:

  • For experienced practitioners
  • Participants are asked to contribute 1 hour of work a day, in order to help with the running of the retreat
  • Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teachings and study
  • Accommodation in shared and single rooms
  • All meals included – vegetarian food with the possibility of catering for special diets
  • If paying a deposit – balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the module starts
  • A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course


Ajahn_SucittoAJAHN SUCITTO was born in London; he entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975 and since 1978 has lived in Britain. He has been teaching Dhamma since 1980, both in meditation retreats and in talks given regularly in monasteries. He has written a number of books and teaches worldwide. Since 1992 he has been the Sanghathera and senior incumbent of Cittaviveka monastery in West Sussex. Blog: Reflections