“The spiritual teachings of India, and Tibet, and Asia, have so much to teach us,” says Michael Stone in his 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.
Shôken Michael Stone was an author, activist, father, and teacher who sought to illuminate the teachings and practices of Vipassana meditation, yoga, and Mahayana Buddhism for the postmillennial age. A Fellow in Residence at the University of British Columbia, he was the author of several books including The Inner Tradition of Yoga and Awake in the World. He passed away on July 16, 2017 at the age of 42.