This is an easy going yet highly profound conversation with Ron Purser, the brilliant author of his new book, McMindfulness. We touch on a wide array of topics including the corporate takeover of the
mindfulness movement, climate change, politics, and the power of personal engagement. Ron is a clear voice of reason and an authentic presence.
Ronald Purser is a Professor of Management at San Francisco State University. His essays and cultural criticism have appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Salon, Alternet, and Tricycle magazine. His viral article, “Beyond McMindfulness”, opened the floodgates for the mindfulness backlash. His recent books include The Handbook of Mindfulness- Culture, Context and Social Engagement and The Handbook of Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness. Dr. Purser began his Buddhist training beginning in 1981 at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California and is an ordained Buddhist teacher in the Korean Zen Taego order. He is co-host of the Mindful Cranks podcast and is a regular speaker and guests on radio shows and podcasts. He lives with his family and dog in San Francisco, CA.
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