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Ron Purser and Gary Gach in conversation in San Francisco

10/07/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Ron Purser, author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, in conversation with Gary Gach, author of Pause, Breathe, Smile, at Green Apple Books on the Park.

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.

A lively and razor-sharp critique, Purser busts the myths its salesmen rely on, challenging the narrative that stress is self-imposed and mindfulness is the cure-all. 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.


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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