The Five Aggregates - What is contained inside & outside of us

Brisbane Buddhism Discussion Group
Brisbane Buddhism Discussion Group
Public group
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What we'll do

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and listen to the experience and wisdom of others. You don't have to be a Buddhist to attend.

The discussion will focus on the Five Aggregates/Skandhas:
1. Form
2. Feelings
3. Perceptions
4. Mental Formations
5. Consciousness

Questions which may help you to consider the topic can be:

If there were five people sitting together watching a sunset, will they be thinking the same thing? Why/why not?
Do we have control over whether something happening is "good" or "bad"? How?
How do our thoughts affect our daily lives?

Suggested readings (optional)
Thich Nhat Hanh (1999). The heart of the Buddha's teaching: transforming suffering into peace, joy and liberation. London: Rider.

(Chapter 23 - The Five Aggregates)

or

Master Hsing Yun (2002). Buddhism: Core Ideas. Trumbull, CT: Weatherhill.

(Chapter 4 - The Five Skandhas)

To keep this group sustainable, a donation of a gold coin would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, or require help finding the group, feel free to call David on[masked]