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Incorporating mindfulness: Questioning capitalism


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 example 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.

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Scherer, Bee
Waistell, Jeff

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Business\Department of Business and Management


Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-10-04

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