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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 online 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.
The majority, if not all sessions' timing will be suitable for both Europe and the USA. In addition, all sessions will be recorded and released to participants immediately after they take place.
Time will include regular meditation periods, talks and dialogues. There will be some opportunities to talk to each other at the beginning and end of the retreat. Although we will be meeting online, we will cultivate a sense of community and shared purpose during the retreat.
We hope that this retreat will be a creative way to respond to the current situation and that it will support us all in this time.
- For experienced practitioners who have completed at least one ten-day retreat.
- This course is offered on a fee basis to cover Bodhi College's overhead costs.
- The fee does not contribute towards the livelihood of our teachers. You will invited to offer teacher dana at the end of the course.
- If you are unable to afford the rate please let us know. We will make sure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
AJAHN 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