Nalika Gajaweera

Nalika Gajaweera Ph.D., is an anthropologist and research associate with the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Her current book monograph, Mindfulness, American Buddhism, and the New American Heretics, is an ethnography of mindfulness and American Buddhism in Southern California.
What's So Wrong with Mindfulness?


What’s So Wrong with Mindfulness?

“I was stressed out, burned out, and divorced. And then I started doing yoga.” This is how many people I have spoken to in the course of my research describe their path to mindfulness. Like yoga, mindfulness has had a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals who are searching for mooring in the midst […]

By Nalika Gajaweera
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