Sunday, 27 April 2014

Gentrifying the dharma: How the 1 percent is hijacking mindfulness

This article is well worth a read.

Zizeh is definitely onto something,  I think , with his critique of "Western Buddhism":

 “It enables you to fully participate in the frantic pace of the capitalist game, while sustaining the perception that you are not really in it; that you are well aware of how worthless this spectacle is; and that what really matters to you is the peace of the inner Self to which you know you can always withdraw.”

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Check out my blog- I also consider myself a Marxist Buddhist.
    I also am an avid reader of Slavoj Zizek, and think he's on to something (more than just about Buddhism). Cheers!