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 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).

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Podcasts:

 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.

 The Glare Behind You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:45

Michael works with a koan called "This Buddha, That Buddha," in which he talks about how to stop. Our culture needs to stop. Michael compares calming practices and insight practices. Recorded on September 17, 2013.

 Oyster Swallows the Moon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:25

Michael Stone gives a talk based on the koan "Oyster Swallows the Moon", exploring how we need to respect our hard shell, learn how to open, and practice simplicity. He also talks about consumerism and insomnia. Recorded on September 3, 2013 in Toronto.

 Buddha's Last Words | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:59

In the Zen tradition, there is a saying, “Reaching the mystery is nothing but breaking through and grabbing an ordinary person’s life.” The mystical experience turns out to be this present moment. Part of a series of talks on the Buddha before Buddhism. Recorded at Centre of Gravity on June 23, 2013. Read note on the talk here: https://michaelstoneteaching.com/2013/06/23/buddha-before-buddhism-8-last-words/

 Emptiness, Self, Depression & Narcissism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:54

Michael gives a talk on the ways mindfulness meditation can help with the spectrum of mental illness and also some signs to watch out for as practice deepens. Part of a series of talks on Shantideva’s Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. Recorded at Centre of Gravity in Toronto on April 23, 2013

 Relax Your Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:20

Michael Stone talks on the importance of relaxing your mind and how patience and relaxation give rise to enthusiasm. The talk is based on chapter 8 of Shantideva's Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Ways of seeing your parents, how deep concentration arises through relaxation, and how to glide with breathing. Recorded at Centre of Gravity, Toronto on April 9, 2013.

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