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The Mindfulness Conspiracy, Ron Purser, The Guardian Long Read, June 14, 2019.

The Faux Revolution of Mindfulness, Transformation (OpenDemocracy), May 19. 2019.

How Capitalism Captured the Mindfulness Industry, David Forbes, The Guardian, April 16, 2019.

Mindfulness Meditation in America Has a Capitalism Problem, interview with David Forbes, Vox, April 7, 2019.

The Branding of Mindfulness, Ron Purser, Huffington Post, December 16, 2017.

How to be Mindful of McMindfulness, Ron Purser & David Forbes, AlterNet

Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context and Social Engagement, Ron Purser & David Forbes, Springer

Mindfulness and Self-Care: Why Should I Care?, Edwin Ng & Ron Purser, Huffington Post

Mindfulness and Self-Care: Why Should I Care? (longer version), Edwin Ng & Ron Purser, Patheos: American Buddhist Perspectives

Cutting Through the Corporate Mindfulness Hype, Ron Purser & Edwin Ng, Huffington Post

Mindfulness in the Boardroom, Ron Purser, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

White Privilege and the Mindfulness Movement, Edwin Ng & Ron Purser, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Turning Wheel Media

Corporate Mindfulness is Bullsh*t, Ron Purser & Edwin Ng, Salon

They Want Kids to be Robots: Meet the New Education Craze Designed to Distract You From Overtesting, David Forbes, Salon

Confessions of a Mind-Wandering MBSR Student: Remembering Social Amnesia, Ron Purser, Self & Society

Clearing the Muddled Path of Traditional and Contemporary Mindfulness, Ron Purser, Mindfulness

Mindfulness Revisited: A Buddhist-based Conceptualization, Ron Purser & Joseph Milillo, Journal of Management Inquiry

Mindfulness' "Truthiness" Problem, Ron Purser & Andrew Cooper, Salon

The Myth of the Present Moment, Ron Purser, Mindfulness

The Militarization of Mindfulness, Ron Purser, Inquiring Mind

Search Outside of Yourself: Google Misses a Lesson in Wisdom 101, Ron Purser & David Forbes, Huffington Post

Occupy Mindfulness, David Forbes, Beams & Struts

Beyond McMindfulness, Ron Purser & David Loy, Huffington Post


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