Episode 9: The Business of Being Spiritual

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A great portion of the conscious business movement involves the sale of spiritual accessories and practices. This week we are back with Waylon Lewis, founder–editor of Elephant Journal, exploring whether or not businesses selling spiritual objects are necessarily conscious businesses. For example, can a business selling meditation cushions that have been made in sweat shops, shipped half-way around the globe, and sold by underpaid employees still be a conscious business? In this episode we dive into a number of interesting topics including the perils of spiritual materialism, the impact of business on spiritual traditions, and the politics of yoga studios.

This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1: Independent Media: Keeping Away Big Daddy.