Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • Please join the Brown Program in Contemplative Studies and the Department of Religious Studies for a lecture by Professor Douglas Christie entitled, "The Deep, Insurmountable Darkness of Love:  Contemplative Practice in a Time of Loss," on Monday, April 9th from 5:30 - 7 pm in List Art Building (64 College St.), Rm. 120.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  

  • The Mary Interlandi '05 Lecture Fund Presents Buddhist Sexual Ethics: The Ancient Textual Tradition and Its Modern Relevance with Professor José Cabezón on Monday, March 12, 5:30 - 7 pm, Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106. 

  • Check out our new lectures and events for the spring season!

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

  • We are excited to be able to offer an array of Contemplative Studies courses for Spring 2018. Click to learn more!

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.


Mon, April 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM