Dependent Origination is a key concept of Buddhism. In Pali, it is paticca samuppada. The Buddha’s most senior teacher, Sariputta, said that understanding paticca samuppada fully is required for Awakening. Peter explained his preferred rendering of this concept, contingent provisional emergence, using contemporary physics and psychological research that points more directly to a contemporary understanding of this vital concept. There are 12 links in this rapidly repeating cycle of self-creation, and direct observation of the dynamic links between feeling, craving and clinging are essential for fostering Awakening. Once again a discussion followed to support integrating this useful concept into daily insights while meditating.
Here are the extensive notes prepared for this talk: Contingent Provisional Emergence