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June 14, 2012

The video that changed everything I thought I knew about non-attachment.

The Heart of Non-Attachment

True non-attachment is an intimacy with life. Buddhist teacher and yogi Michael Stone shares his perspective on how to live an engaged life.

Shot and edited by Ian MacKenzie.

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

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Kazuko Apr 16, 2015 6:14pm

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KeepSeekingThySeeker May 10, 2014 7:06am

This man speaks a schoolboy wisdom of mindfulness and not detachment maybe because of a defense mechanism of his ego. However the scriptures speak of detachment as being the pure witness, centered in stillness and peace or in essence living in reality. Whatever objects within your field of consciousness happen, happens with or without your sense of doership it is all a illusion and you are the presence or pure "I amness" prior to concept and beyond concept. The mind and body can be active or inactive, the self remains alone however. Attachment pertains to sensory objects (including the tools themselves; body and mind) and thoughts which are all in the field of illusion. While the success of work is unaffected detachment does literally mean a dispassion and disinterest for objective phenomenon as it is a flimsy projection and while the enlightened being lives within duality but abide in non duality.

Ken P May 9, 2014 8:48pm

Intimacy and immersion…the heart of tantra practice. I love it! This is what we all need to hear and practice.

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Michael Stone (Centre of Gravity)

Centre of Gravity is a thriving community of Yoga and Buddhist practitioners integrating committed formal practice and modern urban life. We offer weekly sits, text studies, yoga practice and dharma talks. Retreats, guest speakers, online courses and audio talks deepen the feel. Each week Michael Stone dishes a talk, often on primary texts by Dogen, Patanjali, and the Buddha, that are collaged with today’s headlines and psychological insights to produce an engaged shape shifting dharma, at once historical, personal and political. Notes on these talks by Mike Hoolboom form the heart of this blog.

Michael Stone is a yoga teacher and Buddhist teacher. He travels internationally teaching about the intersection of Yoga, Buddhism and mental health. He has written four books with Shambhala Publications on ethics, yoga’s subtle body, inner/outer pilgrimmages, and the sometimes uneasy blend of social engagement and Buddhism. Please check out the website at www.centreofgravity.org .