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anne
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anne

The article in The Guardian, which is referred to here as ‘The Mindfulness Conspiracy’, makes for very interesting but slightly unsubstantiated reading, I’d argue. There are sweeping statements in it, such as modern mindfulness practice is devoid of any moral compass. It claims that mindfulness is all about the individual, and not the wider community or society in which that individual lives. It says that mindfulness creates a kind of bubble of ‘wellbeing’ for this individual, who is then not so inclined to protest against social injustice, inequality, etc., almost as if they are anaesthetised or blinded to what happens… Read more »

katrinathurso
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katrinathurso

Ok, step back and take a calm look: Ronald Purser is a very respected academic and a very respected Buddhist practitioner of mindfulness, so I for one read his words with interest and an open mind. If you read his article properly, it’s clear that he doesn’t actually condemn ALL mindfulness practitioners and neither is his article ALL conjecture, as Dr Paterson has stated. There is actually a lot of interesting and well-informed perspective in there if one can manage to read it without taking it too personally. Obviously the Mindfulness Association has a clearly stated commitment to compassion but… Read more »