Next Cafe: The Mindfulness Movement – History, Ethics, & Politics

For over one hundred years, peoples of predominantly European and Anglo-American societies – the Western countries of the ‘Global North’ – have turned to Asian-derived mind-body practices and training regimes, such as meditation, as therapeutic ways of living with rapid socio-economic change and political turmoil. Mindfulness, or Buddhist sati, is Continue Reading

Next Cafe: “Being in the Present Moment” – Mindfulness and Political Action

Image via Wikipedia In this Cafe, Dr Steven Stanley (SOCSI, Cardiff University) will introduce the concept of mindfulness (commonly understood as ‘being in the present moment’), with the aid of classic and contemporary definitions of mindfulness from Buddhism, psychology and professional practice, in order to explore a range of questions. Continue Reading