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Awake in the World Podcast

Michael Stone Teachings

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Awake in the World Podcast
Awake in the World Podcast

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.

Latest Episodes

Buddhism Before Religion

The Buddha’s stance is anti-religious in a certain way. He uses what’s in religious practice to undo religious belief. The Buddha creates strategies, not dogmas. The more you go back into the old texts, the further away you get from religion. What we don’t need at this moment is another religion. Instead, perhaps we could engage a living tradition, and uncover the values of these practices. This means having a conversation with the past, while being rooted in the soil of present experience.

47 MIN1 d ago
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Buddhism Before Religion

Patience is a Practice of Attunement

Long-term practice requires patience more than discipline. Practice frustrates our results oriented mind. You need patience to stay with life for the long haul. The paradoxes of karma. Recorded on April 2, 2013.

59 MIN2 w ago
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Patience is a Practice of Attunement

The Ivory Tower of Love

It's harder to practice conditional love than unconditional love. Try loving one person for a very long time. In this podcast episode, Michael gives a talk on Shantideva. As kids, our parents are attuned to our needs. As adults, lovers can never meet us in the same attuned way. How do we deal with this? Recorded March 19, 2013.

51 MIN3 w ago
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The Ivory Tower of Love

Intensifying Relationships and the Politics of Love

Michael talks about the difference between mindfulness and being self-conscious, Shantideva's practices for exchanging your self with others, and suggestions for long-term practice. Recorded on March 12, 2013.

57 MINSEP 23
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Intensifying Relationships and the Politics of Love

Your Crushing Elephant Mind

What should we do with our anger?Venting anger is one of the worst ways to cool down. Outbursts of rage typically pump up the emotional brain's arousal, leaving people feeling more angry, not less angry. Recorded on March 5, 2013.

68 MINSEP 16
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Your Crushing Elephant Mind

How to Work with Strong Moods

Michael discusses Chapter 5 of the Shantideva and the way negative emotional mood swings cannot hold together for very long without thoughts. How we have to inject stories into our moods to keep them afloat; and the practices for transforming anger. Recorded on February 26, 2013.

72 MINSEP 9
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How to Work with Strong Moods

Powerful Emotions and S.A.I.N.

Michael talks about the birth of his son Olin Winter a few days ago and then gives a series of simple and practical practices for working with strong emotions. Based on Chpt. 4 of Shantideva, A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Recorded Feb 19, 2013.

73 MINSEP 2
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Powerful Emotions and S.A.I.N.

Conscientiousness and the Practice of Attentiveness

Adharma "pep-talk" by Michael Stone. Has the powerful but ineffable energy of strong emotions, attachment and aversion reduced us to servitude? A gruff old man takes up yoga and experiences momentary freedom from painful thoughts. Has anyone else been gripped by sorcery lately? Recorded on February 12, 2013.

59 MINAUG 26
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Conscientiousness and the Practice of Attentiveness

The Whole World is Upside Down

We get a gleaming new husband or wife and then they don't turn out how we think they will! What we think is stable and reliable turns out to be unreliable. Michael talks about Birds' Nest Roshi who goes out on a limb to meditate, which is safer than trying to make impermanence permanent. Recorded on February 5, 2013.

57 MINAUG 19
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The Whole World is Upside Down

You Are A Long Distance Train

Michael's powerful final talk of 2012, during silent retreat. There is a true person who is constantly coming and going from the portals of your face. Who is that true person? Recorded on December 31, 2012. Midland, Ontario.

47 MINAUG 5
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You Are A Long Distance Train

Latest Episodes

Buddhism Before Religion

The Buddha’s stance is anti-religious in a certain way. He uses what’s in religious practice to undo religious belief. The Buddha creates strategies, not dogmas. The more you go back into the old texts, the further away you get from religion. What we don’t need at this moment is another religion. Instead, perhaps we could engage a living tradition, and uncover the values of these practices. This means having a conversation with the past, while being rooted in the soil of present experience.

47 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Buddhism Before Religion

Patience is a Practice of Attunement

Long-term practice requires patience more than discipline. Practice frustrates our results oriented mind. You need patience to stay with life for the long haul. The paradoxes of karma. Recorded on April 2, 2013.

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Patience is a Practice of Attunement

The Ivory Tower of Love

It's harder to practice conditional love than unconditional love. Try loving one person for a very long time. In this podcast episode, Michael gives a talk on Shantideva. As kids, our parents are attuned to our needs. As adults, lovers can never meet us in the same attuned way. How do we deal with this? Recorded March 19, 2013.

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Ivory Tower of Love

Intensifying Relationships and the Politics of Love

Michael talks about the difference between mindfulness and being self-conscious, Shantideva's practices for exchanging your self with others, and suggestions for long-term practice. Recorded on March 12, 2013.

57 MINSEP 23
Comments
Intensifying Relationships and the Politics of Love

Your Crushing Elephant Mind

What should we do with our anger?Venting anger is one of the worst ways to cool down. Outbursts of rage typically pump up the emotional brain's arousal, leaving people feeling more angry, not less angry. Recorded on March 5, 2013.

68 MINSEP 16
Comments
Your Crushing Elephant Mind

How to Work with Strong Moods

Michael discusses Chapter 5 of the Shantideva and the way negative emotional mood swings cannot hold together for very long without thoughts. How we have to inject stories into our moods to keep them afloat; and the practices for transforming anger. Recorded on February 26, 2013.

72 MINSEP 9
Comments
How to Work with Strong Moods

Powerful Emotions and S.A.I.N.

Michael talks about the birth of his son Olin Winter a few days ago and then gives a series of simple and practical practices for working with strong emotions. Based on Chpt. 4 of Shantideva, A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Recorded Feb 19, 2013.

73 MINSEP 2
Comments
Powerful Emotions and S.A.I.N.

Conscientiousness and the Practice of Attentiveness

Adharma "pep-talk" by Michael Stone. Has the powerful but ineffable energy of strong emotions, attachment and aversion reduced us to servitude? A gruff old man takes up yoga and experiences momentary freedom from painful thoughts. Has anyone else been gripped by sorcery lately? Recorded on February 12, 2013.

59 MINAUG 26
Comments
Conscientiousness and the Practice of Attentiveness

The Whole World is Upside Down

We get a gleaming new husband or wife and then they don't turn out how we think they will! What we think is stable and reliable turns out to be unreliable. Michael talks about Birds' Nest Roshi who goes out on a limb to meditate, which is safer than trying to make impermanence permanent. Recorded on February 5, 2013.

57 MINAUG 19
Comments
The Whole World is Upside Down

You Are A Long Distance Train

Michael's powerful final talk of 2012, during silent retreat. There is a true person who is constantly coming and going from the portals of your face. Who is that true person? Recorded on December 31, 2012. Midland, Ontario.

47 MINAUG 5
Comments
You Are A Long Distance Train