The Problem of Mindfulness

Mindfulness promotes itself as value-neutral but it is loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos

Aeon Magazine
Aug 9, 2019 · 11 min read

By Sahanika Ratnayake

Three years ago, when I was studying for a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, mindfulness was very much in the air. The Department of Psychiatry had…

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