Awake in the World by Michael Stone
Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life

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How can we live a balanced life in unbalanced times? How can the practices of meditation and yoga support our relationships, our work lives, and the greater good? Author, teacher, and psychotherapist Michael Stone presents the essential insights of mindfulness and yoga, emphasizing the teachings of simplicity and the interdependence of all life.

Stone explains that the practices of yoga and meditation are not about escaping reality but about living fully in the here and now, opening to our experience, and gaining access to stillness within the flow of life. The essence of yoga and Buddhist practice is opening the heart—our own and the heart of the world. With that awareness, Stone encourages us to get involved in our communities, to speak out when we see wrongdoing, and to find ways of helping others.


About Michael Stone

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Michael Stone was for many years an investigative reporter for New York magazine. He lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published June 7, 2011 by Shambhala Publications. 202 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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“Everything we do makes a difference. This book is recommended for people who will take his challenge to ‘complete each one of these talks when you express what you’ve learned through action.’ After all, he says, ‘Stillness without action is only Samadhi in drag.’”

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