This weekend workshop for contemplative educators explored practical information about how to establish undergraduate programs in Contemplative Studies. Featured topics included definitions of key terms in the field including multi-epistemological models, balancing the humanities and the sciences, including issues of ethics and social justice, how to incorporate contemplative practices into the curriculum, fund-raising, and how to persuade colleagues and administrators.


Harold Roth, PhD

Brown University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, Planning Committee Member

Harold D. Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University. Roth is a specialist in Classical Chinese Religious Thought, Classical Daoism, … MORE

Anne Klein, PhD

Rice University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee

Anne Klein teaches Buddhism and Tibetan language at Rice University, where she is Professor of Religion. She is also co-founder of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism in Houston, where … MORE

Carolyn Jacobs, MSW, PhD

Smith College School for Social Work

Board Member

Carolyn Jacobs, MSW, PhD, is Dean Emerita and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor Emerita of the Smith College School for Social Work. Dr. Jacobs was a member of the School’s faculty … MORE

Mirabai Bush

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Mirabai Bush is Senior Fellow and the founding Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage contemplative awareness in American life … MORE

John Dunne, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Dunne’s work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science. His publications range from technical works on Buddhist epistemology to broader works on the … MORE

David Germano, PhD

University of Virginia

David Germano, PhD, teaches and researches Tibetan and Buddhist Studies atthe University of Virginia. He is the director of UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center as well as UVA Tibet Center, the … MORE