Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga and Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life
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.
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2 Reading the Skyfor Weather Signs
3 The Realization of Intimacy
4 The Breath Cycle
5 The Object of Meditation
Body Mind and the Natural World
6 The Qualit y of Flow
7 Organizing in the Natural World
8 Not Closing Our Eyes
15 End of Retreat
16 The Nonduality of Inner and Outer Practice
17 Money and the Turnings of Mind
Grounded in the World
18 Activism with Both Feet on the Ground
19 The Lungs of the Earth
Encouragement and Conclusions
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