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Resources to learn about yogacara buddhism

What are the best resources to learn about yogacara buddhism? Online resources, books, anything would be fine.
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What sort of infinite regress to birth is Nagarjuna's MMK arguing for?

I start with some quotes, to show how I got to two specific questions about Buddhism, then a question that is more philosophical and general. Batchelor's translation of Nagajuna's MMK: I bow down ...
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Do Cittamatra / Yogacara explicitly refute the existence of an external world?

Tibetan texts that belong to the genre of tenets (doctrinal classification) usually claim that the Cittamatra school refutes external existence. These texts further claim that Cittamatrin posit that '...
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Resources to study the Abhidharma in the East/North Asian schools of Buddhism (e,g, Mahayana, Tibetan, Yogacara, Dharmaguptaka, etc.)

What are good resources and references (ideally online) to learn Abhidharma from East and North Asian (Mahayana, Tibetan, Yogacara, Asaṅga, Vasubandhu, Dharmaguptaka, etc.) schools of Buddhism. NB: I ...
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Is Yogacara Buddhism still practiced today?

Is Yogacara Buddhism practiced today or is it an entirely dead school of Buddhist thought. If it is no longer in existence did it have any influence in Buddhist schools that are around today? For ...
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What is the different between Yogacara Buddhism and Idealism?

I've often heard the Yogacara school of Buddhism being described as 'Mind Only'. To my untutored mind this seems reminiscent of the western philosophy of Idealism. So there is a description of ...
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What is the relation between the Eight Consciousnesses and the Five Aggregates?

What is the relation between the Eight Consciousnesses and the Five Aggregates? Are all the 8 consciousnesses subtypes of the fifth aggregate (vijñāna/viññāṇa)? The name suggests so, but it looks ...
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Why is the Yogācāra school called 'mind only'?

I've heard the Yogācāra school of Buddhism called 'mind only'. What does that refer to? Does this school believe that the mind has a real inherent existence but nothing else does? Alternatively is it ...
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What is storehouse consciousness?

I've been reading Peter Harvey's Introduction the Buddhism and I've come across the concept of storehouse consciousness. It's in relation to Yogācāra and Chan Buddhism - originally with Yogācāra. It ...