Responding to Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times is a compilation of essays by researchers, innovators and thinkers that critically engage with the topics outlined in the Mindfulness Initiative's Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times publication.

The live event featured presentations from some of the essayists, a panel discussion on the field and a Q&A.


More bout the publication

2020 saw the publication and launch of a discussion document by MI Director Jamie Bristow, writer Rosie Bell, and researcher Dan Nixon. Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times has been described as a landmark publication for the field, and explores the potential for mindfulness to underpin intentional action (or ‘agency’) in addressing complex societal and global challenges.

In order to continue this important conversation, we asked researchers, innovators and thinkers to submit a response to the document. We then invited a selection of contributors to develop their thoughts into short essays, which we are now publishing in a collection. 

Responding to 'Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times' is composed of eleven essays, each of which discusses different topics relating to the MI's recent publication, such as how mindfulness training might need to evolve to better meet societal challenges, additional ways it might be vital for improving our relationships with technology, or how the mindfulness sector should focus on community and decolonisation to unlock its transformative potential.

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