Today’s talk revolved around a new article (based on a new book). It is a provocative article and it provoked a very lively conversation! The author is a professor of management at the University of San Francisco and a Zen Buddhist teacher. And he asserts that:
“The founders of the mindfulness movement have grown evangelical. Prophesying that its hybrid of science and meditative discipline “has the potential to ignite a universal or global renaissance”, the inventor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Jon Kabat-Zinn, has bigger ambitions than conquering stress. Mindfulness, he proclaims, “may actually be the only promise the species and the planet have for making it through the next couple of hundred years”.