Sharon Salzberg to visit Brown Contemplative Studies Initative

Sharon SalzbergSharon 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).

(Distributed October 9, 2013)

CSI Professor Tori Smith Publishes New Book

Brown University Hispanic Studies Professor and long time Contemplative Studies Initiative faculty member, Victoria Pehl Smith, has published a new book on yogic practice particularly aimed at stressed out college students.  Titled, Yoga for College: Balance and Transformation, is an e-book, available for purchase at the following site:

(Distributed October 7, 2013)

Shinzen Young Visits as First Contemplative Mentor in Residence

Renowned meditation leader and scholar, Shinzen Young visits the Brown Contemplative Studies Initiative as its firstShinzen Young at Meditation WorkshopShinzen Young at Meditation Workshop Contemplative Mentor in Residence.  Shinzen has completed extensive training in Asia in each of three major Buddhist traditions, Vajrayana, Zen, and Vipassana.  He is known for innovative "interactive, alogrithmic approach to mindfulness, a system designed for use in pain management, recovery support, and as an adjucnt to psychotherapy.

(Distributed March 4, 2013)

Kerr Gives Neuroscience Plenary Address

On August 31, Catherine E. Kerr, Director of Translational Neuroscience, Contemplative Studies Initiative, and AssistantCatherine KerrCatherine Kerr Professor of Family Medicine, gave a plenary address to the North American Esther Thelan Research Symposium on "Embodying Neuroscience" held in San Mateo, CA.  The lecture was titled, "Keeping Body Awareness in Mind: Top-Down Modulation of Sensorimotor Brain Rhythms as a Therapeutic Mechanism."  Other plenary speakers included Dr.

(Distributed October 12, 2012)
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