424 episodes

Awake in the World Podcast is a library of talks on a wide-range of topics, including bringing mindfulness and meditation practice into daily life; personal and community issues regarding mental health; and social change. The podcasts were recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone (1974-2017) was a Buddhist teacher, author, and mental health advocate. His legacy is stewarded by Carina Stone. Podcast funded by Patreon (patreon.com/michaelstone).

Awake in the World Podcast Michael Stone

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 106 Ratings

Awake in the World Podcast is a library of talks on a wide-range of topics, including bringing mindfulness and meditation practice into daily life; personal and community issues regarding mental health; and social change. The podcasts were recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone (1974-2017) was a Buddhist teacher, author, and mental health advocate. His legacy is stewarded by Carina Stone. Podcast funded by Patreon (patreon.com/michaelstone).

    What Are You Committed To? Part One

    What Are You Committed To? Part One

    Michael gave this talk in France in 2007. He presents yoga as a practice of intimacy and argues that its goal is compassion and relationship rather than unity. Recorded on November 16, 2007.

    • 47 min
    Best of Awake in the World: From Fear to Sympathy

    Best of Awake in the World: From Fear to Sympathy

    This week we're revisiting a favourite Awake in the World podcast episode. How to meet others who are in fear or anxiety, how to help anxious kids, how to validate the feelings of other people without exacerbating what’s going on for them, and how to develop concentration (jhana) practice. Wisconsin. Recorded March 26, 2017.

    • 47 min
    Best of Awake in the World: Patience is a Practice of Attunement

    Best of Awake in the World: Patience is a Practice of Attunement

    This week we're revisiting a favourite Awake in the World podcast episode. Long-term practice requires patience more than discipline. Practice frustrates our results oriented mind. You need patience to stay with life for the long haul. The paradoxes of karma. Recorded on April 2, 2013.

    • 59 min
    Eliminate "Why"

    Eliminate "Why"

    In this Remembrance Day talk Michael considers the relationship of stillness and action, bearing witness, non-violence and letting go of “why?”. Recorded on November 11, 2008.

    • 51 min
    Mindfulness & Situational Ethics

    Mindfulness & Situational Ethics

    In this podcast episode, Michael discusses how mindfulness applies to situational ethics, exploring in practical detail the two wings of the practice: calming (samatha) and insight (vipassana). This lecture was part of an older version of Michael's online course, Embodying Ethics & Vows in Modern Life (recorded in 2015).

    • 44 min
    Poetry Night

    Poetry Night

    In November 10th, 2009 Michael hosted a poetry reading night and invited author, Sarah Selecky, and poet, Erin Robinsong, to choose and read poems that highlight the importance of art to spiritual practice. He opened the evening by talking about the profound ways that language can either keep us stuck in a false representation of the world or open us up to new possibilities. Recorded on November 10, 2009.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

at-peace-in-action ,

A refuge for discovery

Michael’s talks continue to inspire me to consider, question, and affirm my true nature. They have prompted many talks with family and friends about the world we live in and how we can effectively love and care for each other better. This podcast offers itself as a refuge from the world of hyper-materialism, to explore and discover what matters most in life. I am grateful for Michael, his work, and for those who continue to share these talks.

recycledhay ,

Best podcast for me

I am so touched on Michael Stone’s ability to share his experience and learnings in common language on Buddhism. I feel like he is speaking to me, and guiding me on the path. His voice is soft and he is able to mix in small amounts of humor in his serious teaching. If you want to better understand the Buddhist teachings, I have not found any better source than this wonderful teacher.

lali_light ,

He is my Teacher!

I love any of Michaels teachings... in whatever format! I highly recommend his podcasts as he is so dynamic, relatable, informative and inspiring by voice. His way of relating Buddhism and practice to modern day life has truly enriched by every day experience.

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