Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • Come and learn about this innovative, interdisciplinary concentration from Professors and Concentrators while enjoying a buffet from Kabob and Curry! Tuesday, March 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Brown/RISD Hillel, Goldfarb Family Social Room.

  • Professor Jha is Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Miami. Please join us for a Public Lecture on "Building Cognitive Resilience in High Stress Cohorts with Minfulness Training," April 10th, 5:30- 7 pm, 85 Waterman St., Rm. 130

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

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

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