Replied to bookmarked: The mindfulness conspiracy by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (
In this extract from McMindfulness, Ronald Purser argues that paying closer attention on the present is not revolutionary, but rather magical thinking on steroids. Stripped of spirituality and ethics, mindfulness is nothing more than concentration training. Sadly, it becomes something another commod...

Thanks for this Aaron, a great read, with many great quotes, my fave:

Perhaps the most straightforward definition of neoliberalism comes from the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, who calls it “a programme for destroying collective structures that may impede the pure market logic”.


The whole thing might be harsh to mindfulness practitioners who are very socially engaged, but the parallels with environmental  problems and solutions is powerful.

NB: Engaged Buddhism