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The World Comes to You—A Presentation of Michael Stone’s Work and Legacy, with Carina Stone

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Join us in celebration of Michael Stone’s first posthumous book of unpublished teachings presented by his partner, Carina Stone, and special guest, Erin Robinsong, the book’s editor.

Author Michael Stone was a prominent, widely-respected yoga teacher, Buddhist, psychotherapist, and social activist who sought to translate traditional wisdom teachings into contemporary tools for his students. Known equally for his humour and deep compassion, Stone devoted his life to sharing an accessible and modern version of yoga and Buddhism. His sudden death in 2017 was met with an outpouring of affection from the yoga community, bringing light to the immense impact of his teachings. Compiled after his death, The World Comes to You is a new collection of his writings on living the yogic and Buddhist paths in the midst of everyday life.

Carina Stone is a mother raising her three young children on Canada's west coast. She is the steward for her late husband Michael Stone, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher, yogi and author. Since his death her intimate writings about mental health, grief, and surviving a substance loss have reached tens of thousands online in print and audio, and appeared in Lion's Roar magazine. In Michael's newest book The World Comes To You she contributes notes to scaffold and bookend his teachings. Carina has been a doctor of chiropractic, private art maker, and small scale farmer. Currently she is a griever who is still learning about falling down and getting up.

Erin Robinsong is a poet, editor, and interdisciplinary artist working with ecological imagination. Her debut collection of poetry, Rag Cosmology, won the 2017 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and was described in the Globe & Mail as “an intimacy of ecological identities as wild, sensual and rhythmic as the cosmos.” Collaborative performance works with Hanna Sybille Müller and Andréa de Keijzer include This ritual is not an accident; Facing away from that which is coming; revolutions; and Polymorphic Microbe Bodies (forthcoming 2020). Originally from Cortes Island, Erin lives in Montréal.