The Five Khandhā (‘Aggregates’)
The Buddha often spoke of experience comprising of five khandhā – meaning sections or aggregates. These khandhā, sometimes thought of as components that come together to make an individual, are made up of:
- ‘Conditioning activities’ or ‘Programs’
Interestingly, as well as factors of identity, they can also be seen to cover all conditioned experience. When clung to, the khandhā can increase our feeling of ‘self’ or ‘other’, and in turn, when not clung to, they can help to liberate ourselves from this sense. This course will encourage us to explore the meaning of the terms, experience how they operate and direct them towards liberation. Time will include regular meditation periods, talks and dialogues.
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- All teachings are offered on a dana basis
- Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teachings and study
- Suitable for experienced practitioners (at least 3 silent retreats and 3 years of meditation practice)
- Accommodation in shared 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 start
- A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course
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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 since1980, 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.