We have been deeply saddened to listen to that beloved Buddhist instructor Michael Stone had all of the sudden taken ailing on July 13th and had reportedly fallen right into a coma. We’ve now discovered that Stone has been taken off of life help as of Sunday night, July 16, based on his associate.
Michael Stone is a British Columbia-based Buddhist instructor, yogi, writer and social activist. Though he was based mostly in Canada, Stone typically traveled internationally to show workshops and lead retreats. He’s the author of multiple books bridging Buddhism, yoga, and social motion, most lately Family Wakes Us Up, a collaboration with Matthew Remski, and in line with his current Facebook posts, he was engaged on a number of extra, together with The National Parks of the Mind: A Field Guide to Mental States.
On Friday, July 14, a standing replace was posted to Stone’s Facebook page: “This post is to let you all know that Michael was hospitalized in Victoria yesterday evening. He is in a coma, and being monitored closely. Carina is by his side. We ask that you send them both your thoughts and prayers. We cannot answer any individual questions at this time but will update this page as soon as more information becomes available, and according to the family’s wishes. Thank you.”
Stone’s associate Carina posted later Friday night that Michael was “between worlds right now,” and inspired his buddies and college students to “sit, feel, cry, stand up and move your body.”
Though little is understood but as to the reason for Stone’s sudden situation, Carina shared that Stone “didn’t return from a day trip to town” and that “he was taken to the hospital in a coma and had lost all brain function by the time he arrived,” she stated in a message posted Sunday afternoon, July 16. She additionally shared that they might be taking him off life help.
Here is the complete message by way of Michael Stone’s Facebook page:
Dear Michael’s Friends, Students and Loved Ones,
Thank you all in your love and help for Michael throughout this troublesome time. We are writing to maintain you knowledgeable of what’s occurring.
On Thursday night time Michael didn’t return from a day journey to city. He was taken to the hospital in a coma and had misplaced all mind perform by the point he arrived. His physique has been stored on life help over the weekend whereas his household got here to say their goodbyes and encompass him with love. He will stay on life help till tonight (Sunday) between 8pm and 1am Pacific Time. If you possibly can follow and ship love and blessings in no matter method you possibly can throughout that point, it will be a welcome and loving help to Michael and all of us.
We are nonetheless piecing collectively what occurred and can want a while to study, course of and share extra with you. In the meantime, we might recognize your endurance, understanding and help as we transfer by way of this expertise.
With Immense Love,
Carina and Jayme
For those that know Michael Stone or know of his teachings, we invite you to share your ideas, prayers and good reminiscences under, or over on his Facebook page the place the outpouring of affection and admiration continues to stream.
We will maintain you posted on any updates.
We depart you with this. Take a couple of minutes to breathe, courtesy of Michael Stone and his Awake within the World podcast.
photograph: Caitlin Strom