The Eightfold Noble Path begins with Right Understanding (or Right View). At the primary level, Right View refers to an intellectual knowledge of the 4 Noble Truths, the 3 Characteristics and Karma and Causality.
This teaching pays special attention to the 5 Aggregates, a mental exercise for helping one understand the critically important 3rd Characteristic: No-Self.
The first four of the aggregates are discussed in detail, but consciousness, the fifth aggregate, is saved for next time, so an entire teaching can be dedicated to this complex and fascinating subject.
(Check back soon. A link to a video of this teaching will be available presently.)