Anatomy & Physiology of Ego: A Dharma Study Workshop on the Five Skandhas

with Eileen Malloy & Gary Allen

January 5th—February 2nd

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  • $75 Full Price
  • $100 Sponsor
  • $60 BSC Member
  • $40 Subsidized
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Room: Online Program
Program Registration is Closed.

When he was asked, “What is the ego?” Buddha replied that it’s like five heaps of dust. How can five heaps of dust cause us so much suffering? What can be done about it? We turn to the hinayana teachings on the five skandhas to answer these questions. 

We will use Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Glimpses of Abhidharma, and Shambhala Online’s class with John Rockwell and Dale Asreal as source material. Students will research aspects of the skandhas topic to present to the class workshop-style, if they choose to.    

This class will take place on Zoom. Please register in advance before the day of the first class. The Zoom info will be sent to paid participants on the day of the class.

Gary Allen is the Education Director of the Mindfulness Peace Project, which teaches meditation and Buddhism to prison inmates and military veterans.  He’s published four poetry books, his most recent called Gods & Suicides.  He’s been working on a book about the Indian mahasiddha Tilopa and the origins and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism for about fifteen years.







Eileen Malloy handles finance and operations for the Boulder Shambhala Center, and is CFO of bDharma: The Practitioners'Quandary.  She writes and cooks and does improv on the side.