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By Peter Doran

The energy of capital is the facility to focus on our cognizance, mold market-ready identities, and decrease the general public realm to an never-ending sequence of decisions. This has far-reaching implications for our mental, actual and non secular health and wellbeing, and finally for our international ecology. during this customer age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness provide greater than person health and wellbeing and resilience. in addition they supply new assets of serious inquiry into our collective , and will element, in time, to regulatory projects within the box of well-being.

This booklet attracts jointly vigorous debates from the hot economics of transition, commons and healthiness, consumerism, and the rising position 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 by means of Michel Foucault. The 'attention economic system' could be understood as a brand new enviornment 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 area of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions on the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our awareness, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

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

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