Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

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.


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