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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 are recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone was an internationally-recognized Buddhist teacher, author, host of the Awake in the World podcast, and mental health advocate.

Awake in the World Podcast Michael Stone Teachings

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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 are recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone was an internationally-recognized Buddhist teacher, author, host of the Awake in the World podcast, and mental health advocate.

    The Jew in the Lotus

    The Jew in the Lotus

    Michael Stone and Rabbi Miriam Margles discuss the intersection of Jewish practice and Buddhism. Rabbi Margles explores internalised anti-semitism and Michael talks about his attempts to bring practice to issues like climate change, economic injustice and working with young people.

    Recorded in Quebec on November 1, 2013.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Adverse Effects in Meditation Practice

    Adverse Effects in Meditation Practice

    Neuroscientist Willoughby Britton, PhD. and Michael Stone, present a detailed workshop on dangers on the path. In this talk Dr. Britton explores loss of identity, gender difference in meditative effects, and questions about whether these signs and symptoms are progress or pathology. A fascinating talk geared towards clinicians and mindfulness educators.

    Recorded in November, 2013.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Mindfulness, Memory, and Fantasy

    Mindfulness, Memory, and Fantasy

    Looking at early Pali texts, Michael tries to recover the original and fuller meaning of mindfulness from its current usage in the west. "Mindfulness establishes the presence of the object and thereby makes it available to scrutiny and discernment."

    Recorded at Centre of Gravity, Toronto. October 29, 2013.

    • 58 min
    Lack, Impermanence and Not Self

    Lack, Impermanence and Not Self

    During a workshop in France, Michael teaches on the 3 characteristics — a teaching found in both the Yoga and Buddhist traditions. This talk is in both French and English.

    Recorded in Antibes, France, on October 26, 2013.

    • 52 min
    Renunciation & Relationship, Talk 7

    Renunciation & Relationship, Talk 7

    During a six day retreat in Copenhagen, Michael talks on love, betrayal, commitment, the dry stage, and letting go. These talks are based on Norman Fischer's essay on the eight stages of relationship.

    Recorded in October 2013.

    • 34 min
    Renunciation & Relationship, Part 6

    Renunciation & Relationship, Part 6

    During a six day retreat in Copenhagen, Michael talks on love, betrayal, commitment, the dry stage, and letting go. These talks are based on Norman Fischer's essay on the eight stages of relationship.

    Recorded in October 2013.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

JssicaTsng ,

One of my best finds!

I found out about Michael’s work of art in his latest book- The World Comes To You. I couldn’t stop reading and listening to his teachings. I’m also so sad to have found out that he is no longer with us. I feel like he’s one of the most awesome modern teachers that I’ve found lately and just cannot imagine how much difference he could have made in this world from the visions that he shared. I’m so grateful for whom that is still uploading his teachings in this podcast. I will definitely recommend his teachings to anyone who wants to wake up or even curious about the topic. The teaching is golden especially coming from his heart.

ND_esq ,

One of a kind

Michael had such a good way of blending eastern philosophy and modern psychology. I was very sad when I heard he died. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world Michael, you helped me a lot. Rest In Peace

SClark132010 ,

A Rare Kind of Teacher

Michael is uniquely interdisciplinary and bright. His talks point straight to the heart of why we practice. This podcast is a bottomless treasure trove of gifts.

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