Against Mindfulness Seminars

“Absent a sharp social critique, Buddhist practices could easily be used to justify and stabilize the status quo, becoming a reinforcement of consumer capitalism.”

-American Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

I work as a teacher’s assistant at a school for children with low-functioning autism. On Martin Luther King day the students had the day off, but TA’s were called in for a special seminar. I assumed that it would be additional training for the job. I was wrong.

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