Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

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

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

  • Congratulations to Lan Anh! Click to read more about this exceptional student!

  • 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! 

Faculty Profile

Jared Lindahl

Jared Lindahl is Visiting Assistant Professor (Research) at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, and is director of the humanities research track in the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab.  In 2010 Dr. Lindahl began collaborating on the Varieties of Contemplative Experience research project, and in 2014 he came to Brown in order to dedicate himself to directing the ongoing data collection and qualitative analysis.  His ongoing research continues to integrate historical and textual studies of contemplative traditions with phenomenological and neurobiological approaches in order to elucidate the relationship between contemplative practices, resultant experiences, and culturally situated appraisals of meaning and value.


Wed, August 2, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM