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By Peter Doran

The strength of capital is the facility to focus on our cognizance, mildew market-ready identities, and decrease the general public realm to an unending sequence of decisions. This has far-reaching implications for our mental, actual and non secular wellbeing and fitness, and finally for our international ecology. during this shopper age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness supply greater than person overall healthiness and resilience. additionally they provide new assets of serious inquiry into our collective , and will aspect, in time, to regulatory projects within the box of well-being.

This e-book attracts jointly full of life debates from the hot economics of transition, commons and health and wellbeing, consumerism, and the rising function of mindfulness in pop culture. Engaged Buddhist practices and teachings correspond heavily to insights in modern political philosophical investigations into the character of strength, particularly via Michel Foucault. The 'attention economic system' will be understood as a brand new area of fight in our age of neoliberal governmentality; because the forces of enclosure – having colonized forests, land and the our bodies of workers – at the moment are prolonged to the world of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions on the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our realization, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

This is a useful source for college students and students of environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, well-being and new economics, political economic climate, environmental politics, the commons and legislations, in addition to Buddhist conception and philosophy.

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