This moderated panel discussion will examine movement-based contemplative practices and the role of the body in contemplative studies. Panelists will reflect on their personal experiences of teaching, practicing, and researching embodied contemplative methods, as well as the current questions that drive their own work. Topics covered will include the body’s impact on the research process and results, differences between movement and sitting practices, “big picture” questions, and more.

Catherine Kerr, PhD

Brown University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee

Catherine Kerr, PhD was director of translational neuroscience at the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University. Her neuroscience research focused on neural dynamics underlying embodied attention and the sense of … MORE

Catherine Shaddix, PhD

Catherine Shaddix, PhD began her training in Buddhist meditation and hatha yoga in 1991. She is greatly fortunate to have studied under Tsoknyi Rinpoche for the past 12 years, as … MORE

Peter Wayne, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Convening Faculty, Fellow

Peter Wayne, PhD, is a researcher and practitioner in the field of mind-body and integrative medicine.  Dr. Wayne is the Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School … MORE