The Buddha gave many teachings to explore how self-identity and attachment to self arise through identification with the five skandas/aggregates (body, feelings, perceptions, mental processes and consciousness). this talk explores this theme and how to work with the "selfing" process.
Please note that these talks are from a 4 week retreat for experienced meditators. The talks and meditations can be listened to in any order or individually, but as they progressively unfold different levels of understanding of Emptiness, they will probably be more fully understood and the practices more easily developed if taken in series.
Anatta (‘not-self’, or ‘no-self’) is one of the Buddha’s most subtle and profound teachings, and a full understanding of it involves seeing how not only the personal self, but also the entire world of experience, is empty of any intrinsic essence or existence. This talk explores some of the possible ways a meditator might work in practice to develop and strengthen such radical and liberating insights.
Understanding how karma works gives us clear guidelines to find simple human happiness or the highest happiness of liberation, which is described as the end of karma. The talk also describes how the working of karma depends on the truth of not-self (anatta).