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by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

the Western Buddhist narrative of mindfulness has some holes in it when you look at the archive of therapeutic interventions of the time. can you open that up a little more? i'm not clear what you mean here. i knew about Langer's experiment with septuagenarians - the setting's that differed for two...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

the Western Buddhist narrative of mindfulness has some holes in it when you look at the archive of therapeutic interventions of the time. can you open that up a little more? i'm not clear what you mean here. i knew about Langer's experiment with septuagenarians - the setting's that differed for two...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

essentially, i have wondered whether this separation at the start made it easier for a range of other cultural forces to adopt the technique and re-purpose it. sure, but that assumes that corporate mindfulness is an adapted Buddhist technique. I'm not so confident it is, even though some of its adv...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

/quote] Yes, Japanese teachers of the Meiji period and after, when "Westernizing" was the imperative. It's a semi-colonial logic at work there. If the modernizing West represented the present, and traditional Asia was the past (in the present), then the needful thing was to bring Buddhist practice ...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

Yes, I think that holds up. This is why mindfulness seems like it makes sense in the same category as a bunch of other completely unrelated practices, such as hatha yoga, martial arts, rolfing, and the rest as just another arrow in the quiver of generalized wellness. exactly! technique divorced fro...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

[ reason i ask is that the "m-as-x" movement is significantly different to orthodox dharma in one key respect: properly contextualised, orthodox dharma is triage, not improvement, while all versions of the "m-as-x" movement are effectively optimisation. that makes sense, if, at the same time as a n...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

[ reason i ask is that the "m-as-x" movement is significantly different to orthodox dharma in one key respect: properly contextualised, orthodox dharma is triage, not improvement, while all versions of the "m-as-x" movement are effectively optimisation. that makes sense, if, at the same time as a n...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

/quote] Yes, Japanese teachers of the Meiji period and after, when "Westernizing" was the imperative. It's a semi-colonial logic at work there. If the modernizing West represented the present, and traditional Asia was the past (in the present), then the needful thing was to bring Buddhist practice ...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

....transmission, and also a tendency toward stripping away the "cultural trappings" of Zen practice to get to the REAL Buddhist practice, which is seated meditation. (of course this "stripping away" imperative is itself a cultural trapping, as is the emphasis on seated meditation, as is the univer...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

....transmission, and also a tendency toward stripping away the "cultural trappings" of Zen practice to get to the REAL Buddhist practice, which is seated meditation. (of course this "stripping away" imperative is itself a cultural trapping, as is the emphasis on seated meditation, as is the univer...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

....transmission, and also a tendency toward stripping away the "cultural trappings" of Zen practice to get to the REAL Buddhist practice, which is seated meditation. (of course this "stripping away" imperative is itself a cultural trapping, as is the emphasis on seated meditation, as is the univer...
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: UNmoderated Sub-Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 1689

Re: UNmoderated Sub-Forum

AlexMcLeod wrote:I don't think even 4chan is unmoderated...

moderation was actually introduced after the flood of child porn caused it come under legal scrutiny. moderation now largely consists of deleting such.
by daelm
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

I'm really interested in what it makes possible, though. Does it get people thinking about important issues that are not even directly Buddhist just by association, such as environmental and social justice? I think it can. One of the things that made the present mess possible, in my opinion, was th...
by daelm
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 141
Views: 9463

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

I've always seen Europe as the land of the European, personally, but I suppose that idea might strike some as being archaic, or even backwards. which Europeans? Russians ranging from ethnic Caucasians to Mongols to the remnants of Turkic tribes. Germans, from a vast variety of stock, including most...
by daelm
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

How sad: https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_IS_ENLIGHTENMENT_MINDFULNESS_IN_THE_MOMENT_OF_STRESS Title: WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? MINDFULNESS IN THE MOMENT OF STRESS :popcorn: Well, mindfulness is NOT enlightenment..., so many pages written on the wrong topic but..... a step in the right direction...
by daelm
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Corporate "Mindfulness".
Replies: 76
Views: 11853

Re: Corporate "Mindfulness".

I didn say they were 'creating drones', that's a strawman if I ever heard one. What I was saying is that many large companies are employing mindfulness to (among other things) invrease productivity...that is simply true, not conspiracies, and IMO it is, or could be contrary to the purpose of mindfu...
by daelm
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Phurba Practices?
Replies: 47
Views: 3122

Re: Phurba Practices?

Tirisilex wrote:Umm can you tell me how I can practice using a Phurba?
You need to be empowered into that tradition, and receive the necessary instructions. The empowerment is inextricably bound with the practice. Ultimately, the physical purbha is merely an expedient.
by daelm
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dalai Lama with a cat
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: The Dalai Lama with a cat

The Cicada wrote:
AlexMcLeod wrote:A very regal looking cat.
I wonder how many lives it has.

an infinite number, unless it practices. :)
by daelm
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 141
Views: 9463

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

The way to liberate an oppressed class is not to assume that a discussion is occurring on the same level as you are having it. It is to find a way to bring everyone in to the discussion. which brings me back to my earlier question: do you think the forcible public humiliation of these specific wome...
by daelm
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 141
Views: 9463

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

PuerAzaelis wrote:ar. But I don't think the key to liberalism is the kind of PC toleration of "their" community by "my community".

how about the toleration of yours by theirs, when yours and theirs differ?



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