Awake in the World Podcast show

Awake in the World Podcast

Summary: 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.

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Podcasts:

 Loneliness and Impermanence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:32

Michael Stone explores the bleakness of loneliness, the puzzle of modern isolation, and how to work with being alone and feeling lonely. Recorded at Centre of Gravity, Toronto, on November 26, 2013.

 Radical Politics, Buddhism, Forgiveness, with Joshua Stephens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:06

A Q&A discussion with Joshua Stephens after his talk, Gentle with Each Other, Dangerous Together (https://soundcloud.com/michaelstoneteaching/gentle-with-each-other-dangerous-together-with-joshua-stephens). Recorded at Centre of Gravity, Toronto, on November 12, 2013.

 Gentle with Each Other, Dangerous Together with Joshua Stephens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:38

Often when we see Buddhist practice put into conversation with radical social transformation, commitments like forgiveness, patience, and non-attachment appear in one of two ways: as pillars of self-care, or resigned—almost theological—faith in inaction in the face of the intolerable. In fact, these practices are not merely tactical approaches to our immediate experience; they are key, prefigurative building-blocks worth re-thinking not just through the lens of the Buddha's teachings, but the accounts of actors on the ground in contemporary struggles. Recorded at Centre of Gravity, Toronto on November 12, 2013.

 Gratitude in Jewish and Buddhist Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:51

Michael Stone and Rabbi Miriam Margles co-teach a popular retreat integrating Jewish & Buddhist practice. Michael gives an afternoon talk reflecting on God, gratitude, mind, compassionate action, and the encounter between what can and can't be talked about. Recorded in Quebec on November 3, 2013.

 The Jew in the Lotus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:41

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.

 Adverse Effects in Meditation Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:56:22

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.

 Mindfulness, Memory, and Fantasy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:03

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.

 Lack, Impermanence and Not Self | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:46

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Talk 7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:57

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:24

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:56

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:59

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:59

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:50

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.

 Renunciation & Relationship, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:50

During a public talk at the beginning of 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.

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