“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 illuminates the ancient teachings and practices of Vipassana meditation, yoga and Mahayana Buddhism for a postmillennial age. Internationally recognized as a transformative visionary, teacher and agent of social change, his work manifests the fusion of committed spiritual practice and social action. Michael is a Fellow in Residence at the University of British Columbia.