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Next Cafe: The Mindfulness Movement – History, Ethics, & Politics

For over one hundred years, peoples of predominantly European and Anglo-American societies – the Western countries of the ‘Global North’ – have turned to Asian-derived mind-body practices and training regimes, such as meditation, as therapeutic ways of living with rapid socio-economic change and political turmoil. Mindfulness, or Buddhist sati, is a case in point. Emerging [...]


Next Cafe: Sources and Resources – The Roots of Connection

We are convinced that our individuality is the most valuable thing about us, but where, how and when does valuing individuality become valuing disconnection? In this Café, regular audience member Jo Harding explores the ‘roots of connection’, considering how we can make new links between inner and outer experience, and enhance our perception of the [...]


Philosophy Cafe in Aberystwyth: “Homing In” Event (2 of 2)

This is the second of two posts on the event Cardiff Philosophy Cafe helped run at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 14 June, as part of the Environmental Futures Dialogue project. Here, we look at the Cafe event held on the afternoon of the 14th, and the questions that it raised (see also Dr Ria Dunkley’s [...]

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