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2018-08-08 Practicing with Difficulties and Challenges 2: The Eight Worldly Winds 63:20
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of the six ways of practicing with difficulties and challenges presented last week, we explore the important teaching of the “Eight Worldly Winds” that keep us caught in reactivity—pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, and praise and blame. Working with this teaching gives us another very helpful lens for working with difficulties and also with our tendencies to grasp—onto pleasure, gain, fame, and praise. We suggest several ways of practicing with this teaching, as a further way to deepen and energize our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-08-14 39 guided meditation: Equanimity for oneself 25:52
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring equanimity for oneself through a brief life review, touching into impermanence and the eight worldly winds of pleasure/pain, gain/loss, praise/blame, fame/infamy
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd

2012-10-04 No Credit, No Blame. 56:40
  James Baraz
"In this world no one escapes from blame," said the Buddha. How can we deal with blame from others skillfully without getting crushed by criticism or react to it in a way that causes more suffering for ourselves and other? The key to not being lost in Praise or Blame is non-identification, not taking ownership of your experience. This includes not identifying with your body or mind. We can appreciate the gifts we've been given as well as our shortcomings without taking them personally. This is the natural by-product of understanding anatta, the selfless nature of existence.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-09-27 No Place to Land 57:17
  James Baraz
Advaita teacher H. W. L. Poonja spoke of emptiness as "No place to land." This follow-up talk on Praise and Blame, discusses how understanding the Buddha's teaching on Emptiness—the selfless nature of the process—we can appreciate the positive impact we have on others without taking personal credit when praise comes our way.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-09-20 Praise and Blame 59:04
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-05-08 The Dukkha of Praise and Blame 38:40
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-03-25 Riding the Eight Worldly Winds 60:35
  Heather Sundberg
"Pleasure/Pain; Gain/Loss; Praise/Blame; Fame/Disrepute". Talk offers equanimity wisdom teachings and practical tools for "riding the eight worldly winds."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2009-07-29 The 8 Worldly Winds, I 59:06
  Donald Rothberg
An examination of how we practice with pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, praise and blame; with stories referring to Buddha's teaching + discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-04-29 Cultivating Equanimity, pt II 55:01
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore the cultivation of equanimity by focusing especially on how we keep balance and, increasingly, unshakability with the eight worldly winds of pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, and praise and blame. We also focus on the qualities of understanding, joy and faith found in mature equanimity, with stories from Martin Luther Kind, Jr., Etty Hillesun and more treatment of multiple near-enemies of equnimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2007-12-07 Eight Worldly Conditions 58:49
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The world spins around the alternating pairs of gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, and happiness and unhappiness. When we bring them into our awareness, we see how much of our time and energy is spent trying to create and hold on to the positive ones, and avoid or get rid of the negative ones. If we see with wisdom, we realize that these conditions are always operating no matter what we do, and that the skillful way to respond to them is to come to a clearer understanding of what actually brings us true happiness and a sense of well-being, and to cultivate that, rather than chase after gain, praise, fame, and superficial happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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