For the love of mindfulness!

With Martin Aylward recorded on April 3, 2016.

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Mindfulness practice has burst out of its Buddhist origins and is hugely impacting the culture at large, particularly in the fields of education, healthcare and business. Some delight in the liberating possibilities of this, and some are concerned about what they see as the ‘dumbing down’ of the practice, or the exclusion of important areas like ethics and going against the stream of greed, hatred and delusion.

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