Introduction to Alayavijnana–Storehouse Consciousness (Class), CC 5/11 – 6/1

with Kyoshin Wendy Lewis

  May 11 – June 1
Four Thursdays, 7:30 – 9 pm

This class will introduce alayavijnana, the Buddhist unconscious or storehouse consciousness. Our study will include examining dependent arising and karma. Considering karma as action includes understanding the circular aspect of origins and consequences of action as they reinforce each other. Most of this is occurring on an unconscious level, and effort is required to bring it more into consciousness. This circular quality is what enlightenment is proposed to interrupt. Enlightenment requires, according to Buddhist teaching, understanding the functioning of the mind—patterns of thought, emotion, and interpretation based in desire, aversion, and indifference. One of the tools for this examination, alayavijnana, described the underlying characteristics that determine continuing karmic unfolding.

Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Fee: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

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