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Thursday 8 August, 2019 @ 18:30 - 21:303
From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution. But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, reinforcing the neo-liberal status quo?
Writer + academic Ronald Purser will be joining us in conversation with Hettie O’Brien to debunk the so-called “mindfulness revolution”, exposing how corporations, schools, governments and the military have co-opted it as technique for social control and self-pacification.