This talk reviews how Buddhist doctrine describes the functions that operate in an integrated fashion to create a personality: Form (sensory stimulation), Feeling (fundamental affective/emotional responses), Perception (initial identifications), Mind Conditioners (factors that are drawn from personal history to create a meaningful self-experience), all reflected in Consciousness.  Detached, mindful investigation of these functions “deconstructs” the belief that each person’s experience is enduring and autonomous–this insight is fundamental for the process of Awakening to occur.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  Reviewing the Five Aggregates of Clinging

This talk can be supplemented by listening to the guided meditation titled Contemplation of Intention, found in the audio archive.