Ron Purser is professor of management at San Francisco State University, and an ordained teacher in the Korean Buddhist Taego Order. His latest research examines the repackaging of Buddhist teachings in the 21st century corporate world, especially in the form of the "mindfulness" craze.

Ron began his Buddhist training in 1981 in Berkeley, California, and went on to study under a series of Zen teachers and Tibetan lamas. He has co-authored 5 books and penned over 60 academic journal entries on issues ranging from the experience of time in modern society to mindfulness and white privilege. Ron's latest book, McMindfulness, accuses modern mindfulness of making people think "it's all in your head", even as objective crises like climate change and neoliberal capitalism loom large.

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