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Ronald Purser, Ph.D. is a professor of management at San Francisco State University where he has taught the last twenty three years in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership, MBA graduate and undergraduate business programs. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he taught at Loyola University of Chicago, at the Center for Organization Development Masters program. He received his doctorate in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Purser is former chair of the Academy of Management’s Organizational Development and Change division, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the academic journal Mindfuness, World Futures, as well as on the executive board of the Consciousness, Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) International Association.
Author, co-author/editor of eight books including, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality (Repeater Books), Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness (Springer), Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context and Social Engagement (Springer), 24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society (Stanford University Press, 2007), Social Creativity (Vol. 1, Hampton Press), Social Creativity (Vol. 2, Hampton Press), The Self Managing Organization (Simon & Schuster), The Search Conference (John Wiley/ Jossey Bass) and over 60 academic journal articles and book chapters. His recent writings critically examine Buddhism’s encounter with modernity, capitalism and individualism, particularly in corporate settings.
Dr. Purser began his formal Buddhist training beginning in 1981 at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley. In 1985, he was a student at the Cleveland Zen Center under Koshin Ogui Sensei who had been Shunryu Suzuki’s personal assistant in the early 1960’s. He has studied with numerous Zen teachers and Tibetan lamas, is now an ordained Dharma instructor in the Korean Zen Buddhist Taego order.
His media articles Beyond McMindfulness (with David Loy), Mindfulness’ Truthiness Problem (with Andrew Cooper), and Corporate Mindfulness Is Bullsh*t (with Edwin Ng) went viral in the Huffington Post and Salon.com in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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Posted by Tamuly Annette on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 1 Comment

En l'absence de Darmavidya, j'ai - en ma qualité de voisine et d'amie - le privilège de m'occuper (un peu) de Tara, la petite chatte. C'est un bonheur  de la voir me faire la fête chaque fois que je me rends à Eleusis: elle s'étire, se roule sur le dos au soleil ou saute sur mes genoux. J'ignore si elle a profité de l'enseignement du maître des lieux, mais j'ai comme l'impression qu'elle me donne une belle leçon de sagesse: elle…

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WEEP FOR OUR WORLD

Posted by David Brazier on August 20, 2019 at 21:38 2 Comments



At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…

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MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 10 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

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Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

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