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 .

Latest from Michael Stone (Centre of Gravity)

October 19, 2013

A Deeper Materialism: Michael Stone at TEDx Toronto. {Video}

August 12, 2013

The Dark Side of Meditation.

September 26, 2012

Meditation Instructions: One of the Simplest but Hardest Things to Do.

August 25, 2012

How Not to Take Things So Personally.

July 31, 2012

Welcome to Nirvana: How to really love & get burned & keep going.

July 27, 2012

Sit Buddha!

July 3, 2012

Why Yoga is Not a Self-Improvement Project.

June 14, 2012

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

June 11, 2012

Buddhism & Social Action. {Video}

June 4, 2012

Our Tears Belong to Everyone.

June 1, 2012

You know how you go to parties sometimes & there‚Äôs someone demonstrating yoga …

May 28, 2012

Kindness is the New Black Dress.

May 22, 2012

How the Occupy Movement Can Deal with Conflict.

May 13, 2012

Redefining the Present Moment. {Video}

May 9, 2012

How Meditation Takes us into the Wilderness.