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 (

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 Seals, Owls & Letting Go of Destructive Relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:52

Michael explores the sensitive topic of knowing when to pull out of relationships, kindness to one’s self, emptiness, love, and a story about appreciating that you and others are divine. Chapin Mill, New York. Recorded December 30, 2016.

 Moment To Moment Non-Stop Flow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:09

On silent retreat Michael speaks about bowing, forms of practice, gratitude, extending meditation beyond the cushion, and appreciating the practice of others. Recorded at Chapin Mill, New York, on December 29 2016.

 From Blame to Gratitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:40

Michael unpacks different kinds of blame, both inward and outward, followed by a description of projection and the link between blame and projection and how they cover over underlying feelings. Then he describes how we can make room for gratitude, as taught in the Tibetan Lojong teachings. Recorded in Ottawa on December 10, 2016.

 All Roads Run Right Through the Capital | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:31

Deep listening, wisdom, and the ability to do extraordinary things. Salt Spring Island, B.C. Recorded in December, 2016.

 Turning Things Around | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:51

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings for transforming what’s unpleasant, letting go of grasping, and the 3 treasures of awakening, reality and community. Portland, Oregon. Recorded on December 4, 2016.

 Tonglen: Sending & Receiving Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:30

A talk, followed by a guided meditation on inhaling suffering and exhaling peace. A practice of learning how to exchange your happiness for someone else’s suffering – how to train your heart to do what it doesn't want to do. Portland, Oregon. Recorded December 3, 2016.

 Don’t Get Stuck on Peace, See Everything as A Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:51

A lively discussion on meditation and the Tibetan Lojong Practices for Training in Compassion. Portland, Oregon. Recorded on December 3, 2016.

 Not Giving Up On Ourselves & Fully Inhabiting Our Lives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:00

What’s happening right now in our lives can be the raw material that shows us the path of awakening & compassion. In Portland, Michael teaches from the Lojong Training in Compassion. Portland, Oregon. Recorded December 2, 2016.

 Shame, Perfectionism, and the Pre-Cognitive Dimension of Trauma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:51

Michael explores how mindfulness and meditation practice can heal shame and trauma and how these symptoms manifest in relationship. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Recorded on November 20 2016.

 I Can’t Say, I Can't Say | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:13

In Berlin Michael talks about Zen Case 55 of the Blue Cliff Record “Tao Wu's Condolence Call.” He talks about the Yoga Sutra, not being afraid, and how an awakened person has a very wide palette of emotion, it’s just they don’t grasp so much. Recorded at YogaSpirit in Berlin, Germany on October 20, 2016.

 Superhero Practice: Balanced Energy, Improvisation, and The Vow to Serve Others | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:15

A ship is safe in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are built to do. Michael talks about the ways that we can balance calmness with vitality, how not to be afraid of our power, and how balanced energy can have superhero qualities. Recorded in Copenhagen, September 27 2016.

 What Do You Do When People Fall Down? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:04

Using a Zen koan about the Pang family, Michael talks about wholehearted activity, compassion, and throwing yourself to the ground when someone falls down. He ties this into the refugee situation in Europe, racism, and how to take compassionate action when we have no idea what to do. Recorded in Copenhagen on September 25, 2016.

 The Self Has No Self: What to do with the Ego? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:30

Describing the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th limbs of yoga, Michael offers a very clear talk on the self, the ego and the emptiness of what we cling to. At the core of the personality we are trying to create permanence because we’re trying to come to terms with how fluid things really are. Recorded in Stockholm on September 9, 2016.

 Allowing For Experience: Practicing Non-Separation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:39

Michael lectures on the end of 2nd chapter of the Yoga-Sutra and then gets into a very precise mapping of what happens to the ego when you get into deeper states of calm and how to practice without dissociating. Recorded in Stockholm, September 8, 2016.

 I Saw You Fall, So I Helped (Stockholm) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:56

Based on a Zen story, Michael talks about wholehearted activity, compassion, and throwing yourself to the ground when someone falls. He ties this into the refugee situation in Europe, racism, and how to take compassionate action when we have no idea what to do. Recorded in Stockholm, September 7, 2016.


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