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Liberating Mindfulness: From Billion-Dollar Industry to Engaged Spirituality

Liberating Mindfulness: From Billion-Dollar Industry to Engaged Spirituality

Gail J. Stearns
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Drawing from stories of her own spiritual journey as a mindfulness teacher, professor, and minister, Gail Stearns addresses the perils and promise of the practices of mindfulness meditation. Along with interviews with mindfulness teachers and practitioners, and applying critical analysis using gender and race theory, she invites readers into a deeper understanding of mindfulness and its potential for communal liberation.

“Provides a careful analysis of how mindfulness has gone awry in service of market and consumerist ends. Liberating Mindfulness uncovers the revolutionary potential of numerous religious traditions, revealing new pathways that can repurpose mindfulness as a positive and disruptive force for social justice and personal healing.”  —Ronald E. Purser, author,McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

“In this thought-provoking book [Stearns] invites us to be mindful about mindfulness.” —Diana Winston author, The Little Book of Being

Gail J. Stearns is a Presbyterian minister, dean of Wallace All Faiths Chapel, and associate professor of religious studies and peace studies at Chapman University, in Orange, CA. A teacher of mindfulness meditation, she is also author of several books, including Open Your Eyes: Toward Living More Deeply in the Present.


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