“The spiritual teachings of India, and Tibet, and Asia, have so much to teach us,” says Michael Stone in his new TEDx video, A Deeper Materialism. “As these teachings come into our culture, they need a redesign,” he suggests, noting how the image of the Buddha has changed from culture to culture. “Maybe the next Buddha will be social. Maybe the next awakening will be social.” In short, it’s about love, and horizontal transcendence. What’s that? Watch above and see what you think.
Rod Meade Sperry is editor of LionsRoar.com, a deputy editor of the Shambhala Sun, and the editor of the anthology A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers.