I want to live in a world where people are inspired to actively respond to our personal, social, environmental, and economic challenges.

How about you?

In 2004 I cleaned up an old garage in downtown Toronto and invited people to come and meditate with me. Now, here we are: an international community without walls.

My mission is to translate traditional wisdom teachings into contemporary tools and make them available globally. Tools to create a culture of compassion and collaboration. I’ve realized that the habits I once thought were personal are actually internalized narratives from the culture we live in. Therefore, I believe that inner transformation and social awakening are one.

This is how I help.

In Person

Retreats

Offered (at least) four times annually, these international, in-residence, retreats are often when meditation practitioners experience their biggest breakthroughs.

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Workshops & Intensives

Urban, non-residential, community-building offerings that range from training for professionals, to weekend yoga workshops, to day-long meditation events, and more.

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Professional Training

Professional development offerings with personal development as a side effect. Some trainings are even accredited.

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Public Talks

Accessible talks, given in different cities, on topics that include bringing mindfulness and meditation practice into daily life, mental health, and social change.

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Online

Online Courses

These courses offer ways to delve into techniques, philosophy, and practice from your own home, on your own schedule, while connecting with others.

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Community Library

The library is a free resource designed to support you in your practice, wherever you are, starting now. It includes the Dharma Talks with Michael Stone podcast, as well as videos, and text.

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In Print

Bookstore

Books I’ve written, edited, and contributed to, as well as a meditation app and CD to help you with your study and practice.

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New in the Community Library

Deeper & Deeper Patience

- 05:22 mins

Michael speaks about composure, waiting 5 breaths when we are aggravated, and how patience is not about waiting for something, it’s really a matter of being where you are. The talk begins with a story about his young son and ends with a sing-along. Salt Spring Island, Canada. 50 min. Recorded August 25, 2016.

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Get My Letters

Short updates and observations, with photos, from my life and teaching. My letters also let you know what’s coming up next and how you can get involved.

In the Spotlight

Embodying Ethics & Vows in Modern Life

Upcoming

Living an Intimate Life: Including the Existential Dimension in Clinical Work

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Victoria
British Columbia
Canada

Meditation Facilitation Mentorship Program in Victoria

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