Eight Worldly Concerns

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    Everybody wants praise and nobody wants blame. Everybody wants to be thought of well and nobody wants to be thought of poorly. These characteristic human concerns preoccupy us daily and can cause a lot of anxiety and confusion. But Buddhist teachings tell us this doesn't have to be so.At this week's Tricycle Retreat, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo teaches on the "Eight Worldly Concerns," the cause of so much of our suffering, and how to find liberation from them. The Eight Worldly Concerns, as taught by Jetsunma, are: Gain and Loss, Praise and Blame, Good Reputation and Bad Reputation, and Pleasure and Pain.While the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the Eight Worldly Concerns are centuries old, they are as as useful now as they were back then. In this week's talk, Jetsunma explains: More »