Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

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

  • Please join us for a lecture by Professor Charles Hallisey, "Buddhist Spirituality and the Contemplation of Nature Through Poetry,"  on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30 - 7 pm at Sidney Frank Hall (185 Meeting St.), Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium (Rm. 220). 

  • Please join Contemplative Studies for a Workshop with Lama Rod Owens, "Meeting the Mother at the End of the End of the Road:  The Practice of Tara in Difficult Times," Saturday, September 29th from 11 am - 5 pm at the Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel (80 Brown St.).  

  • 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 2018. Click to learn more!


Spontaneous Arising and an Ethics of Creativity in Early Daoism...

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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.


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