John Peacock's "Buddhism Before the Theravada" Part 5 (kind of) - EP6


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Welcome to Dharma PhD!

In this episode we talk about Paṭiccasamuppāda, Dependent Origination, using John Peacocks', "Buddhism Before the Theravada, Part 5" as a jumping off point.

We talk about how Paṭiccasamuppāda, Dependent Origination, has myriad implications. And then we focus on just one implication, causing skillful behaviors and mental/emotinal states to arise by putting the conditions in place that encourage those behaviors/mental states to arise more spontaneously. Particularly we talk about environmental factors.

A few things referred to:

Bodhi College, an organization that teaches Secular Buddhism:

Stephen Batchelor's book After Buddhism.

Leigh Brasington, a Jhāna teacher:

The talk we're referring to: "Buddhism Before the Theravada, Part 5" (

Bhikkhu Bodhi's book Reading the Buddha's Discourses in Pāli.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs:

The 2,500 word blog post I referred to on a framework for thinking about the different implications of Paṭiccasamuppāda:

and finally, Alain de Botton's book: Religion for Atheists.


A transcript of and link to John Peacock's talk is available here:

And a transcript of this podcast episode is available here:

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