Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • The Brown Program in Contemplative Studies and Department of East Asian Stuies Present: The Dao of the Scholar/Practitioner: Academic Scholarship and the Construction of Daoist Authority in China and the West. Thursday, November 16th, 5:30-7 pm, Smith-Buonanno, 106.

  • Please join the Brown University Program in Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Professor Romain Graziani of the Ecole Normale Sup√©rieure de Lyon, entitled, "The Obvious and the Oblivious: On the Psychology of Action in Early Chinese Texts and Beyond." This lecture will be held in the Salomon Center, Rm. 203 from 6 - 7:30 pm on Monday, November 13th.

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

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

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

Faculty Profile

Jared Lindahl

Jared Lindahl is 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 direct the ongoing data collection and qualitative analysis.  He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  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


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