Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • We are excited to be able to offer an array of Contemplative Studies courses for Summer 2017. Click to learn more!

  • Please join Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Dr. Carolyn Jacobs on, "Contemplative Studies - Moving Forward During Challenging Times," on Wednesday, April 19th from 6 - 7:30 pm in Smith Buonanno 101.  Please note that is a change in date, time and venue from our originally posted schedule.  

  • Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a nonprofit orginization offering a mindfulness internship to Brown Contemplative Studies undergraduate students!  Click here to read more about this incredible opportunity! 

  • Congratulations to Henry! Click to read more about this exceptional student!

  • Join us for the Mindfulness, Science and Society Lecture Series and more!


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Faculty Profile

Michelle Bach Coulibaly

Michelle Bach-Coulibaly is a performance artist and educator who, since coming to Brown in 1987, has created over 40 original pieces of contemporary movement theatre for the concert stage that investigate socio-political canvases, cross-cultural narratives, and embodied texts. At Brown University she directs New Works/World Traditions, a research-to-performance troupe of actors, musicians, dancers and imagists who develop new theatre for national and international festivals, educational venues, and for the concert stage.


Tue, May 9, 2017 1:00 PM - Tue, June 6, 2017 1:00 PM