Incorporating mindfulness: questioning capitalism

Scherer, B. and Waistell, J. (2017) Incorporating mindfulness: questioning capitalism. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1942-258X.

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This paper engages with Buddhist critiques of capitalism and consumerism; and it challenges the capitalist appropriations of Buddhist techniques. We show how Buddhist modernism and Marxism/socialism can align, and how Engaged Buddhism spawns communalism and socially revolutionary impulses for sustainability and ecological responsibility within the framework of Buddhist thought and mindfulness traditions. Our case study of the Thai Asoke community exemplifies Buddhist communal mindfulness-in-action, explores successes and idiosyncrasies, and shows how communal principles can operate in such work-based communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asoke; Buddhism; capitalism; communism; mindfulness; socialism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL0660 History and principles of religions > BL1000 Asian. Oriental > BL1055 Southern and Eastern Asia
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > INCISE: Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice
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Depositing User: Professor B Scherer
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 13:04
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 08:00

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