The eight worldly concerns

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A teaching given at the Maitripa Institute, Portland, Oregon.

Overview

  • Introduction and outline of the eight worldly concerns
  • Activities that keep our mind “spinning” in the world

Eight worldly concerns 01 (download)

Eight worldly concerns in depth

  • Material possessions
  • Praise and blame
  • Reputation
  • Sense pleasure

Eight worldly concerns 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Praise, blame and co-workers
  • Afflictive thoughts
  • Eight worldly concerns and looking for a job
  • First thoughts in the morning
  • Boredom
  • Offering sense pleasures to the buddhas
  • Second-guessing our motivation

Eight worldly concerns 03 (download)

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