Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • Check out our new lectures and events for the Spring Season!

  • Please join us this Friday, February 8th from 4 - 5:30 pm in Friedman Hall, Rm. 101 for a lecture by Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D. entitled, "Neuroscience as a Modern Context for Meditation: How Far Are We Really." This event is free and open to the public. 




  • Please join Contemplative Studies for a "Sitar Tabla Recital" with Professor Srinivas Reddy on Wednesday, October 5th from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Goldfarb Family Social Hall, Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown St.).  

  • We are excited to be able to offer an array of Contemplative Studies courses for Spring 2019. Click to learn more!

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


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Spring 2019


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Faculty Profile

Srinivas Reddy

Srinivas Reddy is a scholar, translator and musician. He trained in classical South Asian languages and literatures at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests incorporate translation studies, Vijayanagara history and classical Indian music theory and practice.  His publications include Krishnadevaraya’s Telugu epic Amuktamalyada: The Giver of the Worn Garland, Kalidasa’s play Malavikagnimitram: The Dancer and the King, and Kalidasa's classic Meghadutam: The Cloud Message. Srinivas is also a concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals around the world.