About The Teacher
Stephan has been practicing and teaching the direct approach to spiritual awakening for more than 40 years. Trained for a decade as a Zen Buddhist monk and licensed as a psychotherapist, he has been a pioneer in the integration of Eastern wisdom and Western psychology and in the embodiment of awakened awareness in everyday life. He studied Advaita Vedanta for 10 years with the European master Jean Klein and in 2001 received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Adyashanti, in a lineage dating back to the historical Buddha. His books include Wake Up Now, Beyond Mindfulness, Meditation for Dummies, and Buddhism for Dummies.