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McMindfulness by Ronald Purser

McMindfulness

How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

Ronald Purser

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Imprint: Repeater Books
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 9 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781912248315

A lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools, and the US military.

3 stars out of 5
6 Aug 2019

"Purser’s amusingly crotchety account of corporate mindfulness depicts a particularly vapid subsector of the wellness industry"

“Some may think I want to drown the baby, never mind throw it out with the bathwater – I do not”, Purser reassures the reader during his relentless salvo. There is an awful lot of bathwater in the world of mindfulness. Purser’s amusingly crotchety account of corporate mindfulness depicts a particularly vapid subsector of the wellness industry. One detail that stands out is that, according to Purser, the Californian guru Dawa Tarchin Phillips charges $12,000 for one day of corporate mindfulness training. It’s a far cry from the Buddhist custom of teachers giving their time freely.

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