Is The Practice of Mindfulness Being Misused?

In a recent article in the Huffington post, Zen teachers Ron Purser and David Loy critique the way in which mindfulness teachings are being distanced from their Buddhist roots and homogenized into American culture.  While their argument emphasizes the need to focus on selflessness and compassion, other writers have noted that mindfulness practice actually predates even the Buddhist method. In fact, several cultures utilized mindfulness to increase the efficiency of warriors. So what is an accurate and holistic approach to studying mindfulness? Are we in some way missing the mark by always striving to be ‘good’ and ‘spiritual’?

Read the full article here:  The Antidote to McMindfulness is Feeling What We Feel