Presented by

Shell Fischer

Recorded:
1/29/2019
Location:
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley
Keywords:
none
Readings:
none
Series:

Facing the Eight Wordly Winds

According to the Buddhist teachings, there are 8 main “anxieties” or “hang-ups” that take up an enormous amount of our emotional energy, and keep us trapped in a cycle of pain, frustration, and suffering. These 8 are praise and blame, recognition and disregard, gain and loss, and pleasure and sorrow. As we use our practice to learn to face these inevitable winds in our lives without being constantly blown over by them, the more peace, steadiness, and ease we experience.

In this talk, Shell explores these 8 Winds (also called 8 Worldly Dharmas, or Concerns).