Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism, AAR Seminar, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia

Health Care Institutions and Economics: Transforming Buddhist Practice
Saturday, 21 November, 1:00 PM–3:30 PM

Richard K. Payne, Graduate Theological Union, Presiding

Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University
Marketing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Reiki to Hospitals and Hospices as Secular, Scientific, Cost-Effective Therapies

Susan Zakin, University of Chicago
Buddhist Practices and/as Medicine in Contemplative Studies Programs: Mental Labor and the Corporatization of Health and Wellbeing

Ira Helderman, Vanderbilt University
Insider Trading and Outside Observers: The (Re)Construction of Contemporary Mindfulness Practices in U.S. Mental Health Economies

Ronald Purser, San Francisco State University
Trickle Down Mindfulness: Examining and Questioning Core Assumptions in the Corporate Mindfulness Movement

Responding:
Megan Bryson, University of Tennessee