Join us in the Dunker Family Lounge on Wednesday, October 8 from 4:00-5:30 for the book launch of Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture by Jeff Wilson, associate professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College.
Once obscure in North America, today mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Mindful America reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture.
Jeff Wilson is the founder of the Buddhism in the West program unit at the American Academy of Religion and a contributor for CNN, NPR, and other major media sources.
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