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By Peter Doran

The energy of capital is the facility to focus on our awareness, mildew 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 religious healthiness, and finally for our worldwide ecology. during this client age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness supply greater than person future health and resilience. additionally they supply new resources of severe inquiry into our collective , and should element, in time, to regulatory tasks within the box of well-being.

This publication attracts jointly vigorous 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 energy, particularly through Michel Foucault. The 'attention financial system' might 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 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 precious source for college kids and students of environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, well-being and new economics, political financial system, environmental politics, the commons and legislation, in addition to Buddhist conception and philosophy.

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