The 5 Skandhas – Components of the Personality
Believing in a real, single and permanent ‘I’ is an illusion, nearly all of us are having. This fixed idea about one’s own person as a really existing entity though is a hindrance on the path to liberation and awakening. Due to the attachment to this illusion emotions are arising, which lead to negative actions thus causing suffering.
The components of the personality, the five Skandhas, also known as aggregates or hipes, consist of:
Form, Sensations, Perception, Mental Formation and Consciousness.
Acharya Tenzing Wangpo, who has completed a 10-years study at the Diwakar Vihara Academy in Kalimpong and who also guides parts of the Bodhi Path Instructor Training, will teach about this topic this weekend and the next so we can gain an understanding about its meaning.
Schedule: SA, 3-5pm and 8-9.30pm, SU, 10-12am
Fee for the entire course: € 50 (reduced € 40, valid for supporting members of Bodhi Path Renchen-Ulm, students, unemployed people and pensioners)