David Germano, PhD, teaches and researches Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at
the University of Virginia. He is the director of UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center as well as UVA Tibet Center, the Tibetan and Himalayan Library, and the Sciences, Humanities and the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI). His personal research focuses on tantric, philosophical, and contemplative traditions in Tibet. He has lived for many years in Tibetan communities in Asia, in the context of which he has also worked extensively on programs of scholarly engagement, community service, and participatory knowledge initiatives. He has extensive experience with the development of digital technology for use in the humanities and education. He is currently focused on the exploration of contemplative ideas, values, and practices involving blended humanistic and scientific methodologies, as well as new applications in diverse fields.

This profile was last updated on October 1, 2014

Mind & Life Connections


Think Tanks

Establishing Contemplative Studies Programs: Practices, Priorities and Problems

Harold Roth, Anne Klein, Carolyn Jacobs, Mirabai Bush, John Dunne, Judith Simmer-Brown, David Germano

Topics: Education


Mind & Life Videos

ISCS 2014 – Keynote – David Germano

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Keynote – Contemplation in Contexts

David Germano

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Contemplation as Organizational Transformation in a Research I University: The University of Virginia as a Case Study

Dorothe Bach, Susan Bauer-Wu, David Germano, Patricia (Tish) Jennings, David Mick, Kurtis Schaeffer

Topics: Education | Mindfulness


Mind & Life Contemplative Studies Fellowship

The roles of constitutive contexts in contemplative practice

David Germano, Shauna Shapiro

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom