Chris Kaplan received his M.A. in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, where he researched politically engaged Buddhism and the global justice movement. Since then, he has been involved in the field of contemplative research and education in a number of capacities, including as a visiting researcher at Brown University, a visiting scholar and research associate with the Mind & Life Institute, a mentor for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and various other ongoing collaborations. He locates his work at the intersection of embodied contemplative practice, social justice, and collective transformation through nature connection, communal healing, and cultural repair. 

This profile was last updated on February 20, 2020

Mind & Life Connections



Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change


Think Tanks

Abrahamic Contemplative Traditions

Nathan Fisher, Rabbi Eliezer Shore, Rabbi Doniel Katz, Andrew Dreitcer, David Cooper, Wendy Farley, Natalia Lapteva, Neil-Douglas Klotz, Misbah Noorani, Tasnim Hermila Fernandez, Arthur Zajonc, Chris Kaplan, Jared Lindahl, Willoughby Britton

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom