Key questions: What are the opportunities and risks for progressive social change as mindfulness, in various forms, becomes more prevalent? What is the relevance of mindfulness in the context of political concerns such as inter-cultural tension, economic insecurity and climate change?

 

Resources


Social mindfulness zine – Meg-John Barker (pdf)

The battle for our attention: the defining problem of our time? – Dan Nixon (article)

Spiritualize: revitalizing spirituality to address 21stCentury challenges – Jonathan Rowson (pdf)

A meta-critique of mindfulness critiques: from McMindfulness to Critical Mindfulness – Zack Walsh (pdf)

Modes of mindfulness: prophetic critique and integral emergence – David Forbes (pdf)

A political economy of attention, mindfulness and consumerism – Peter Doran (book)

Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context, and Social Engagement – Ron Purser (ed) (book)

Co-designing economies in transition: radical approaches in dialogue with contemplative social sciences – Zack Walsh (ed) (book)

Ethical foundations of mindfulness – Stanley, Purser and Singh (eds) (book)

The Mindfulness Initiative (website)