The Eight Worldly Winds, and how to navigate with them

This Sunday Margaret guided our reflections on the Buddha’s advice about how to deal with what he called the eight “worldly winds,” which are often paired as

gain and loss,
pleasure and pain,
praise and blame,
fame and shame.

“Wind” is a wonderful characterization for these circumstances, because they are as much beyond our control as is the wind, even as they may affect us profoundly, even changing the course of our lives. We based our discussion on a talk given by Zohar Lavie at Gaia House.

You can listen to the talk here:

And here is the translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu of the Lokavipatti Sutta, on which Zohar bases her talk: