Thomas Joiner's Mindlessness chronicles the promising rise of mindfulness and its perhaps inevitable degradation.
Author: Thomas Joiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"How Mindfulness Lost Its Mind chronicles the promising rise of mindfulness and its troubling corruption. Joiner gives mindfulness its full due, both as an interesting and useful philosophical vantage point in itself, and as an empirically supported means to address various life challenges. He then charts contemporary societal trends towards individual narcissism that have intertwined with and co-opted the mindfulness movement. The book examines the dispiriting consequences for many sectors of society, ponders ways to mitigate if not undo them, and considers what if anything can be salvaged from the original, useful concept"--
In his book Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism, Thomas Joiner has raised his concern that the original idea behind
mindfulness may have been undermined by the narcissistic, egoistic and
solipsistic turn ...
Author: Tullio Giraldi
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book critically examines the development of mindfulness, tracing its development from Buddhist meditation to its variety of popular applications today, including the treatment of mental disorders, wellbeing and improvement of performance. The book begins with a chapter on the meaning of mindfulness, then moves on to chart the spread of Buddhism into the western world and examine the development of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The second half of the book considers some of the growing concerns related to mindfulness such as the loss of the moral and communitarian values of Buddhism, and the psychologicization and medicalization of existential problems into a capitalist society.
Psychologist Thomas Joiner's Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism is one accounting of how that transformation occurred.31
Alongside these alternative healing philosophies and practices, Christian ...
Author: John Corrigan
This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the sixteenth century through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European origins of American religious thought and the diversity of religion in America, to the relation of nationhood with religious practice and the importance of race, ethnicity, and gender in American religious history. Split into four parts this textbook covers: Religion in a Colonial Context, 1492-1789 The New Nation, 1789-1865 Years of Midpassage, 1865-1918 Modern America, 1918- Present This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include further discussion of colonialism, religious minorities, space and empire, religious freedom, emotion, popular religion, sexuality, the ascent of the "nones," Islamophobia, and the development of an American mission to the world. With a detailed timeline, illustrations and maps throughout, and an accompanying companion website Religion in America is the perfect introduction for students new to the study of this topic who wish to understand the key themes, places, and people who shaped the world as we know it today.
A relevant example can be seen in the benefits of expert Buddhist monks'
criticisms of mindfulness as taught by (largely) ... Thomas Joiner, Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism (New York: Oxford,
Author: Christopher McMahon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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