How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

Mindfulness, once a Buddhist spiritual tradition of prayer and dedicated inner work, has become a heavily researched, stripped down, and professionalized industry.

Schools, hospitals, prisons, workplaces, and even the military have been sold endless mindfulness programs that promise peace and well-being.

However, this isn’t the promise of mindfulness itself, which asks us to become enlightened and to relieve social and political suffering.

In McMindfulness, Zen Dharma teacher Ronald Purser challenges the mindfulness-industrial-complex that has incorrectly located stress inside individuals rather than helping them see that their stress and suffering connects them to the suffering — and the healing — of our troubled world.

This book is a wake-up call about the multi-billion dollar mindfulness industrial complex, and a return to the true roots of Buddhist practice.

You can learn more or purchase McMindfulness here.


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