In this 20-minute talk, prepared for Day 1 of Triratna's 2011 International Urban Retreat, Vajragupta introduces the eight Worldly Winds.
Known in traditional Buddhism as the Lokadhammas, they are eight ways in which the world can 'blow us around' - gain and loss, pleasure and pain, fame and infamy, and praise and blame.
The Urban Retreat runs worldwide from Saturday October 8th - 15th, for more details see theurbanretreat.org. Over 50 buddhist centres around the world are taking part, and many more individuals via the internet. All are welcome.