Title

Conference on Contemplative Studies

Event Start DateThursday, November 20, 2014 – Friday, November 21, 2014
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Message

The Conference on Contemplative Studies will be a symposium on Contemplative Studies, the emerging interdisciplinary field dedicated to research and education on contemplative practice and contemplative experience.

As currently scheduled, the conference on Contemplative Studies will consist of six panels, consisting of three scholars each. The tentative panel topics are as follows: (1) Contemplative Studies; (2) Critical Subjectivity; (3) Contemplative Pedagogy; (4) Tradition-based and Religiously-Committed Contemplative Practice; (5) Contemplative Psychology and Neuroscience; and (6) Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

The conference is designed to express a distinctive vision for the field, and also to address key issues and potential approaches. That is, this event will be an inclusive, interdisciplinary, and sophisticated meeting about contemplative practice and experience from an academic perspective.

The following prominent scholars have already accepted the invitation to participate and present papers:

  • Daniel Barbezat (Amherst College; Center for Contemplative Mind in Society)
  • Alejandro Chaoul (University of Texas Medical School)
  • Francis X. Clooney (Harvard University; Center for the Study of World Religions)
  • Donnalee Dox (Texas A&M University)
  • John Dunne (Emory University)
  • Jorge Ferrer (California Institute of Integral Studies)
  • Andrew Fort (Texas Christian University)
  • Mary Frohlich (Catholic Theological Union)
  • Fran Grace (University of Redlands)
  • William Headly (University of San Diego; Institute for Peace and Justice)
  • Anne Klein (Rice University)
  • Louis Komjathy (University of San Diego)
  • Beverly Lanzetta (Community of a New Monastic Way)
  • William Meninger (St. Benedict’s Monastery)
  • Rico Monge (University of San Diego)
  • James Morley (Ramapo College)
  • Alberto Pulido (University of San Diego)
  • Harold Roth (Brown University)
  • Ed Sarath (University of Michigan)
  • Jacob Sherman (California Institute of Integral Studies)
  • Sandra Sgoutas-Emch (University of San Diego; Center for Educational Excellence)
  • Judith Simmer-Brown (Naropa University)
  • Emilee Whitehurst (Rothko Chapel)

Organized by Louis Komjathy, PhD, of the Unversity of San Diego's Department of Theology and Religious Studies, this conference promises to be an exciting and groundbreaking event on the emerging interdisciplinary field of Contemplative Studies. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Christian Spirituality, Center for Educational Excellence, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences and Provost's Office.

ContactLouis Komjathy | komjathy@sandiego.edu |
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