The 8 Wordly Winds

Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional

The Eight Worldly Winds is a teaching from the Buddha that reminds us that ‘life is full of ups and downs, circumstances – large or small – that can trigger craving or aversion, hope or despair, longing or fear, or that can elicit from us a more creative and noble response: generosity, kindness or understanding.’ Gain and loss, fame and infamy, praise and blame, pleasure and pain, these are the Eight Worldly Winds.