RINGU TULKU RINPOCHE discuses the Abhidharma: A Science of Mind. Investigating how we create our reality through the Five Skandhas.
Creating chaos is the habit of an untrained mind. Teachings on the Abhidharma investigate the workings of the mind and human consciousness and explain how we come to develop a sense of 'self'. Using a commentary by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, 'The Gateway to Knowledge', [Vol 1], Ringu Tulku explains the Five Skhandas or Aggregates, which describe the ways we create our lived reality and relationship with the world.
These teachings on Abhidharma are the third level or 'Basket' and provide a scientific and philosophical discourse of the previous two. They are often considered to represent the psychology of Buddhism, and are as relevant to the evolution of contemporary society as they were over 2,500 years ago; addressing amongst other things the basis for best practise in education, relationship, environmental issues, and outlining how wisdom, compassion and mindfulness are crucial for the future of our civilisation.
Bodhicharya Ireland, The Hilton, Dublin
Sunday 7th July 2013