Recorded Talks & Podcasts with Paula
Mindfulness for Social Change: This is a 50 min podcast with Mindful Cranks. I’m being interviewed by Ron Purser and David Forbes who coined the term ‘McMindfulness’.
Radical Well-being: I gave a 10 minute talk on ‘Radical Well-being’ at an event run by the Network of Wellbeing and Advaya Initiative.
Mindfulness articles by Paula & collaborators
For more on my work and views around the intersection of mindfulness and social change, read my most recent articles on Open Democracy’s ‘Transformation’ site:
Mindfulness and social change: Mindfulness isn’t a panacea, but it’s increasingly important in our work for transformation.
Don’t wait for the future of mindfulness – it’s already here: Mindfulness is a powerful resource for radical transformation and dismantling oppressive structures.
Here are a range of guided meditations freely accessible to support your practice.
Body scan 15 mins
Body scan – 30 mins
Mindfulness of breathing – 10 mins
Sounds and thoughts – 15 mins
Sounds and thoughts meditation – 30 mins
Mindful movements – Stretching 15 mins
Turning towards difficulty – 20 mins
Recommended resources by others
Social mindfulness zine – Meg-John Barker (pdf)
The battle for our attention: the defining problem of our time? – Dan Nixon (article)
Spiritualize: revitalizing spirituality to address 21stCentury challenges – Jonathan Rowson (pdf)
Modes of mindfulness: prophetic critique and integral emergence – David Forbes (pdf)
A political economy of attention, mindfulness and consumerism – Peter Doran (book)
Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context, and Social Engagement – Ron Purser (ed) (book)
Co-designing economies in transition: radical approaches in dialogue with contemplative social sciences – Zack Walsh (ed) (book)
Ethical foundations of mindfulness – Stanley, Purser and Singh (eds) (book)