January, 2020

Filled with stories, teachings, student questions, and practices, Deep Hope demonstrates the possibility of living with a hopefulness that is grounded in the present moment—a practice of spiritual nourishment and deepening wisdom. DEEP HOPE

The Zen way of redefining and creating hope

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality by Ronald Purser

This book has stirred up some controversy and has generated some good discussion. The three reviews below are a small sample. All make valid points.

A Review of McMindfulness

In his new book McMindfulness, Ron Purser contends that mindfulness dulls our social awareness and discourages us from taking action. Thought leader Andy Lee explores why Purser missed every opportunity to prove those points

Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change
Why paint inner development as a barrier to better systems? Amid crisis and complexity we need both.

McMindfulness and Engaged Buddhism: the twin innovations

A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries--A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change 
A New Republic of the Heart provides a comprehensive understanding and inspiring vision for "being the change" in a way that can address the most intractable problems of our time.

Terry Patten has an interesting bio.

How to handle a national crisis

Jared Diamond explains why some nations flourish in tough times.

A book review by Sabine Hossenfelder is a start.

The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution

This is the last book added to my 2019 wish list.

I learned of the book from reading an essay on Aeon by the author.

The awe of being alive

Existential therapy explores the darkest corners and craggy edges of the many-sided self. The result is true transformation