Beth Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a former faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. She is also a teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and incorporates Buddhist studies and meditation into her work as both a psychologist and a writer.
In this episode, Eric and Beth discuss her book, The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life
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In This Interview, Beth Jacobs and I Discuss Original Buddhist Psychology and …
- Her book, The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life
- Abhidharma is the structural layout of the Buddha’s original vision of the universe
- Understanding the complex laws of how forces move together in the universe
- The entity of “me” exists from the arbitrary framework we create for ourselves
- The 5 skandhas are what is used to construct our reality: form, feelings, perceptions, habit formations, consciousnesses
- Neuropsychology and the 17 steps of perception
- Interdependent origination is the idea that everything is in motion and connected
- How consciousness is just an interaction
- The various lists of lists in the Abhidharma
- Energy, mindfulness, and investigation
- The idea of gently removing our obstructions
- Writing and meditation as powerful tools for awakening
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