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Opinion piece: "McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Andy, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    https://theconversation.com/mcmindfulness-buddhism-as-sold-to-you-by-neoliberals-88338
     
  2. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And yet my impression of modern life is that ethics are considered to be an optional extra in so many facets of life.

    The people who are supposed to reject materialist values are the poor, so that they don't expect anything of the rich when the rich don't need them. At the same time, what little money the poor have is supposed to be spent on making the rich richer.
     
  3. erin

    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Mindfulness can be helpful in some instances to a minor degree. But to present it as a cure is pure con. It is not even the decoration on top of the cake. Its sugar dust while the whole cake (health) is missing.
     
  4. Trish

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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    that cake is probably taking a long time to bake because its using organic gluten free flour that has been grown from wheat in a buddist temple that has been threshed by virgins that have a propensity for hand washing? Hopefully they can enlighten us with something more nourishing soon?

    Perhaps I need the inspirobot thread?
     
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    zzz Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I found the final paragraph of the article to be a good summary of the issues involved.
     

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