Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

McMindfulness: Ronald E.Purser and Daniel Simpson

August 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from Mindful Cranks podcast host and Professor of Management at San Francisco University Ronald E. Purser in conversation with yoga teacher Daniel Simpson, to shine a critical light on the so-called ‘mindfulness revolution’.

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 neoliberal status quo?

In McMindfulness, Ronald Purser debunks the so-called “mindfulness revolution”, exposing how corporations, schools, governments and the military have coopted it as technique for social control and self-pacification.

If we are to harness the truly revolutionary potential of mindfulness, we have to cast off its neoliberal shackles, liberating mindfulness for a collective awakening.

Ronald E. Purser is a Professor of Management at San Francisco State University. He is the author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality (Repeater Books).

Daniel Simpson teaches yoga philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and at Triyoga in London. He holds an MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS (University of London), where he wrote his dissertation on the teaching of mindfulness in schools. A former foreign correspondent, he also freelances as an editor.

Details

Date:
August 6, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/events/262811108/

Organizer

Watkins Bookshop – Free Talks & Events
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/WatkinsBooks/

Venue

Watkins Books
19-21 Cecil Ct
London, GB
+ Google Map

Monthly Inspiration Straight To Your Inbox

My Newsletter

Due to the spread of Covid-19 and to protect the health of our staff and customers we have temporarily closed our store and will open as soon as the government advise us it is safe to do so. We look forward to welcoming you again to our store just as soon as we can. In the meantime, if you wish to support us as we look to reopen please follow this link for more information on how you can help us. With best wishes from our team to you and your family. Everyone at Watkins Books