Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Si Jie Loo entitled, Swirling Spirits:  Memory and Meditation  on November 11th from 6 - 7:30 pm in Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106.  This event is free and open to the public.  

    Si Jie Loo is a Malaysian Chinese artist whose artistic process entails regular art pilgrimages to China to learn about its ancient wisdom. She received her BA from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA with an honors in Studio Art and has since exhibited in both US and Malaysia.

  • Please join us for a lecture and concert with renowned musician, Mark Deutsch.  His lecture on "Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness"  is Wednesday, October 30th from 12pm - 1:30pm in Orwig 112 and his  Bazantar Recital is Wednesday, October 30th from 6pm - 7:30pm in Grant Recital Hall.  These events are free and open to the public.




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

  • We are excited to be able to offer an array of Contemplative Studies courses for Fall 2019. Click to learn more!

  • Check out our new lectures and events for the Fall Season!



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Faculty Profile

Larson DiFiori

Larson Di Fiori is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies. He received a Masters in Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in Religious Studies from Brown University. His current research focuses on the early intertextual uses of the Laozi, and what they tell us about the role the Laozi played in its surrounding intellectual and cultural environment. At Brown he has taught courses on Chinese Philosophy, the theory and history of Qigong and Taijiquan, and the Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism.


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