(Heart-of-the-city.org) Members of the Heart of the City Collective deliver an unexpected public service announcement during Google's presentation "3 Steps to Build Corporate Mindfulness the Google Way" at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference. As three Google speakers introduced the session, four protesters jumped on stage, unfurled an "Eviction Free San Francisco" banner, and proceeded to chant, "Wisdom Means Stop Displacement; Wisdom Means Stop Surveillance; San Francisco: Not For Sale!" After two minutes on stage, security guards and conference managers ushered them away after a literal game of tug of war for the banner, which the activists won. Google and conference leaders proceeded to talk about "wisdom and mindfulness" but failed to address the grievances of Bay Area communities or the company's own hypocrisy in purporting to be "mindful."
Today we go to the now defunct Speculative Non-Buddhism site for a sobering look at "corporate spirituality" in the Silicon Valley. (Glenn Wallis, let's not blame the Buddha or Buddhism for the shortcomings of would-be Buddhists the way we avoid criticizing Christ or Christianity for the faults of the fan club.
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