It's not too late to sign up for the Contemplative Studies Summer Intensive program, featuring the following courses, "Introduction to Contemplative Studies," "Meditation and the Brain: Applications in Basic and Clinical Science," and "Contemplative Approaches to Living and Dying." More information, including fees and how to enroll, can be found here.
The College Curriculum Council has approved Contemplative Studies as a scholarly concentration, the first of its kind in North America. The concentration will have two main tracks, one focused on the sciences, and the other on the humanities. Both tracks require coursework in neuroscience, cognitive science as well as philosophy and religion. For more details, please check out the Brown Daily Herald article announcing the news.
The Brown Daily Heraldhas recently highlighted a new study by Prof. Willoughby Britton, Psychiatry and Human Willoughby Britton Behavior, Brown University and Prof. Jared Lindahl, Professor of Religion at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.
Sharon SalzbergBrown Contemplative Studies Initiative is pleased to announce a visit by renowned meditation leader, Sharon Salzberg on November 1st and 2nd. Sharon has been a student of meditation since 1971 and leading retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vispassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas).