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The Eight Worldly Winds: Dealing with the Highs and Lows

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free
Life has its ups and downs. We’re going to be talking about how Buddhist practice can keep us well grounded within the highs and lows.

The Eight Worldly Winds: Dealing with the Highs and Lows

 

Presenter: Matt Orsborn

 

Facilitator: Tina Ng

 

Wed 7 Dec | 7-8.30pm

 

Location: In person at Metta Centre (Bankstown) or Online (Zoom link below)

 

Cost: By donation

Life has its ups and downs, highs and low. In Dharma terms, these are the ‘Eight Worldly Winds,’ the four complementary pairs of gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and infamy, and pleasure and pain. If you think about it, we spend a lot of our lives either running toward or away from these eight worldly situations, blown on the winds of our karma. All this running around, however, does not leave us in a content and happy place, but rather has us exhausted but still on the run. How can we be unmoved in the face of these gale-force winds? We’re going to be talking about how a little bit of Buddhist practice can keep us well grounded within the highs and lows.

About the presenter: Matthew Orsborn is a Dharma teacher and scholar of Buddhist studies. Originally from New Zealand, after many years of interest in Buddhism he joined the Fo Guang Shan monastic order in 2000. After graduating from the FGS Tsung Lin Buddhist University in 2002 under the Dharma name Huifeng, he later continued his MA and PhD studies at the University of Hong Kong, graduating in 2007 and 2012 respectively. Since graduation he has taught Buddhist studies at Fo Guang University in Taiwan, Mahidol University in Thailand, National Taiwan University, and is presently teaching at Oxford University in the UK. Leaving the Saṅgha in 2017, in addition to teaching the history, texts and teachings of Indian Buddhism, contemporary Chinese Buddhism, and meditation, he also translates classical Buddhist scripture and modern teachings from Sanskrit, Pāli and Chinese sources, and has travelled and taught internationally to lead Buddhist studies programs and meditation retreats.

Hybrid event: Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session with the speaker, with the discussions facilitated by Tina Ng in person at the Metta Centre (Bankstown). You are welcome to join the session in person at the Metta Centre or online by clicking on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905

Venue

Metta Centre
7-9 Cross Street, #2
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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