Our Hidden Stories: Understanding the Impact of the Storehouse Consciousness
July 28, 2019
In this talk, Dharma teacher Fred Eppsteiner discusses the Yogacara model of the mind. He explains that although there is an objective, consensual reality that can be experienced through our five senses, most of the time we live in an unreality manufactured by our mind. He explains the 6th sense of the thinking mind, and how our thoughts, memories, stories, and emotions that color the reality of the present moment are arising from what is termed the storehouse consciousness. When we understand this process occurring unconsciously and cultivate mindfulness, then we can begin to challenge these thoughts about reality that often bring us suffering. The basic question to ask is "Is it true?". It is very important that we have the fundamental willingness to be aware that reality and our thoughts are not the same. Our meditation practice allows us to see the difference.
Dharma Teacher Fred EppsteinerDonate to FCM