Dr. Purser is having his paper “Critical Corporate Mindfulness” presented in the session “Neoliberalism and the Spirit of Mindfulness” at the Left Forum 2017 at City University of New York, June 4, 2017.
Dr. Purser was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Mind & Life Institute Think Tank program for the project “Socially Engaged Mindfulness Interventions and the Promise of Making Refuge”. 2017.
Dr. Purser was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Frederick Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism for the project “Socially Engaged Mindfulness Interventions” 2017.
Dr. Purser was invited as a guest lecturer at King Faisal University in Al-Ahasa, Saudi Arabia in March, 2017.
Dr. Purser delivered a dharma talk “Gateways to Samsara” at Insight Meditation South Bay in Mountain View on Feb. 14, 2017.
Dr. Purser will be presenting his paper, “The McDonaldization of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)” at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 19, 2016.
Dr. Purser will be a speaker at the “Beyond the Hype: Buddhism and Neuroscience in a New Key” conference at Columbia University on November 11, 2016. His keynote presentation (with David Lewis) is titled, “Contemplative Neuroscience’s Truthiness Problem”.
Dr. Purser was invited as a keynote speaker at the “Theorizing on Social and Embodied Aspects of Contemplative Practice” conference at the University of Tampere, Finland, July 13-14, 2016.
Dr. Purser is Co-Chairing (with Hugh Willmott and Massimo Tomassini) “Critical Perspectives on Corporate Mindfulness and Workplace Spirituality,” at the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) conference, July 7-9, 2016 in Naples, Italy.
Dr. Purser is attending the “Awakened Leadership” conference sponsored by the Frederick Lenz foundation at Loyola Marymount University in LA, June 1-3.
Dr. Purser was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) special documentary program on Mindfulness.
Dr. Purser will be guest lecturing at Stanford University’s Department of Religious studies on May 23, 2016.
Dr. Purser will be presenting “The McDonaldization of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” at the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX, Nov. 19-22, 2016
Dr. Purser will be co-editing (with Dr. Edwin Ng) a special issue on Corporate Mindfulness for the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (JMSR)
Dr. Purser had two papers accepted at the American Academy of Religions conference in Atlanta, Nov. 21-24, 2015.
Dr. Purser was appointed as consulting editor to the journal, World Futures: Journal of New Paradigm Research.
Dr. Purser was invited as a keynote speaker at the “Town and Gown Event,” at Palo Alto University, November 10, 2015.
Dr. Purser was invited as a keynote speaker at the “Mindfulness on the Margins: International Unconference-Retreat Symposium,” Cardiff University, Wales, April 1-3, 2016.
Dr. Purser was interviewed for the New Yorker magazine article, “Enlightenment on your iPhone” July 6, 2015.
Dr. Purser was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on mindfulness and children. WSJ, February 17, 2015.
Dr. Purser invited to speak at the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice conference at University of Bangor on “Mindfulness and Social Suffering,” July 3-7, 2015.
Dr. Purser presented “Search Inside (and Outside) Yourself” at the Mind & Life conference, International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, in Boston, Oct. 30-Nov. 1., 2014.
Dr. Purser presented at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship gathering. Augist 29-31 in Oakland, California.
Dr. Purser speaks at Sapienza University’s Department of Psychology and Medicine, “Secular Mindfulness and Challenge to Buddhism in the West,” July 1, 2014, Rome, Italy.
Dr. Purser organizes a series “Mindfulness: Secular or Sacred?” for the Insight Meditation South Bay sangha (April 22, 2014- May 29, 2014).
Dr. Purser critiques Wisdom 2.0’s and Google’s mishandling of protests in the Huffington Post. “Search Outside Yourself: Google Misses a Lesson in Wisdom 101”
Dr. Purser publishes (with D. Loy), “Beyond McMindfulness,” in the Huffington Post (July 1, 2013).
Dr. Purser’s presented his paper “Mindfulness in Organizations,” at the First International Conference on Mindfulness, to be held at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, May 8-12, 2013.
Dr. Purser was interviewed by Macleans, a Canadian news weekly, for the story, “The Battle for Buddha: Mindfulness Goes Corporate and the Purists Aren’t Pleased” (April 21, 2013).