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:

 Being Independent in our Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:40

**BONUS** Michael Stone talks on silent retreat about how meditation works over the long-haul, how to practice with a teacher that encourages independence, and how to live without gain. This is the second last talk of the year and the group was in deep silent practice, and it was snowing. This podcast is from our archive and was recorded Dec 30, 2013, at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Midland, Ontario.

 Speaking Up, Resilience, Non-Grasping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:57

Michael Stone talks during the New Year's Silent Meditation Retreat about the depth of meditation, an old koan about bowing, Zen master Dogen, and Edward Snowden. This powerful talk wraps up 2013. This podcast episode is from our archive and was recorded Dec 31, 2013, at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Midland, Ontario.

 Letting Go of Expectations & Having the Last Word | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:22

Michael begins teaching concentration technique by aligning attention and the body. Recognizing expectations we have for ourselves and others and how grasping creates suffering. Not allowing others to change. The more you seek enlightenment the further it goes away. Meditation Facilitation Program, London, 50 min. michaelstoneteaching.com

 Blending Traditions: Yoga & Buddhism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:14

A community talk at Tassajara Monastery with Michael Stone & Zen teacher Paul Haller. They each share some of their biography and field questions about practice. Paul shares from his 40 years of Zen practice. Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, California.

 The Deep Request: 30 Minute Guided Meditation w/ Paul Haller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:39

Followed by a talk on how meditation unfolds, and how to use the space of meditation to investigate experience. Recorded on retreat co-taught with Michael Stone, Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, California. 60 min.

 Carl Jung & Meditation Practice, Part 4 of 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:18

Michael talks about feeling the breath; the limits of Jung's ideas of images; how to go beyond internal dialogue and how Jung falls apart for 2 years and how he deals with it. Recorded on September 25, 2012.

 Carl Jung & Meditation Practice, Part 3 of 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:32

Michael explores happiness; how the Buddha saw a "self" as creative and not destined by fate or individuation. Become who you are. As we drop into practice, happiness is a by-product, not a goal. Recorded on September 18, 2012.

 Carl Jung & Meditation Practice, Part 2 of 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:30

Michael explores what it's like to feel like two people; how Jung felt alone as a kid; the place of religious images in life as a child; how do we relate to the vastness of the unconscious and memory; the gods are on the inside now. This dharma talk is from our archive and was recorded September 11, 2012.

 Carl Jung & Meditation Practice, Part 1 of 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:38

Michael talks about Jung and Freud's split, dreams, work, the unconscious as a process of compensation, madness and meditation, and what it's like going into cellars. This dharma talk is from our archive and was recorded September 4, 2012.

 30 Minute Guided Meditation w/ Paul Haller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:23

Zen teacher Paul Haller guides a gentle and clear meditation on noticing what it is to attend to experience. Recorded on retreat co-taught with Michael Stone, Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, California in June 2016.

 No Attributes: How Do You Know If Someone Is Awake? (Diamond Sutra 6 of 6) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:14

Because the Self is absent when we are awake, we cannot know if we are awake because we are one with our activity. So how do we know when someone is awake? Isn't it all projection? This is the final talk in our Diamond Sutra series recorded at Spirit Loft in Toronto in June 2016.

 Life is Hard w/ Norman Fischer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:41

**BONUS** Love and compassion are necessities for basic sustainability. Norman Fischer gives a lecture to a packed house in Toronto on the importance of love, care, and ordinary suffering. This episode is from our archive and was recorded March 16, 2014.

 The Discipline of Relationship w/ Norman Fischer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:10

**BONUS** Norman Fischer talks on not speaking destructively, not criticizing the faults of others, and working with conflict. This episode is from our archive and was recorded March 16, 2014.

 You Can't Get Anywhere With Meditation! w/ Norman Fischer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:23

Norman Fischer facilitates discussion about meditation, prayer, loss, compassion to oneself, and the liberation of sitting still even when it seems useless. This episode is from our archive and was recorded March 16, 2014.

 Letting Go of Control (Diamond Sutra 5) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:33

There are hungers we just can't satisfy. So how can we open to desire without grasping? There’s no satisfaction at the end of the money or fame path. Meditation is controlling your posture and mind in order to let go of control. Spirit Loft, Toronto, 20 min. 

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