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Awake in the World Podcast

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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 were recorded at live events so you might hear coughing,Read more

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Uncovering the Roots

Jan 13 • 01:20:26

Waiting for a Ride

Jan 9 • 01:43:59

Best of Awake in the World: Forgiveness

Dec 31 • 49:32
This week we're revisiting a favourite Awake in the World podcast episode from a New Year's retreat. A tender and personal talk Michael gives during silent retreat about his father, forgiveness, and how we need to practice forgiveness all the time. He talks about how, and why. He talks about the painter Hellen Frankenthaller’s death and practicing in good times and bad. Re...

Best of Awake in the World: Love - Sometimes We Can Really Show Up

Dec 26 • 32:41

Best of Awake in the World: Being Independent in our Practice

Dec 19 • 54:27
This week we're revisiting a favourite Awake in the World podcast episode from a New Year's retreat. 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 sno...

Best of Awake in the World: Save a Ghost!

Dec 12 • 44:25
This week we're revisiting a favourite Awake in the World podcast episode from a New Year's retreat. Michael speaks about modern Buddhism as a “culture of awakening,” and then talks on the Zen koan “Save a Ghost.” We are broken. That’s why meditation is an ambulance service for love. Mindfulness is a practice of mourning. The dead live on in us as ghosts and as we mourn we...

Obstacles as Traction

Dec 5 • 01:00:56

Life Is Outsideless

Nov 26 • 01:20:44

The Lotus Sutra: Where's the Love?

Nov 21 • 58:39
In this second talk on the Lotus Sutra Michael provides some background about the role the text plays following the emergence of the Mahayana and Tendai traditions, shifting the emphasis from personal liberation to compassion and interdependence. He considers the mythical, fantastical style of the text and how it challenges orthodoxy in order to promote a path of service.

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Feeling is the Best Technique

Nov 14 • 30:12

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