Contemplative Studies Panels at AAR Conference: November 18-21, 2023

Contemplative Studies Panels at AAR Conference: November 18-21, 2023

The Contemplative Studies Unit at the American Academy of Religion is sponsoring five panels at the annual conference in San Antonio, TX from November 18-21, 2023: Spirit Medicine toward Ethical and Decolonial Psychedelic Research and Praxis. Saturday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Grand Hyatt-Bowie B (2nd Floor). With private investment in psychedelic development, the FDA…

CONFERENCE RECAP: Generative Contemplation Symposium at University of Virginia, April 2023
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CONFERENCE RECAP: Generative Contemplation Symposium at University of Virginia, April 2023

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) at the University of Virginia (UVA) hosted its first Generative Contemplation Symposium in Charlottesville, Virginia from April 20-21, 2023. This gathering convened religious studies scholars, philosophers, cognitive neuroscientists, artists, and Buddhist practitioners to present their research, reflections, and theories on contemplative practices, and discuss the effects of contemplation on human…

CONFERENCE RECAP: International Society for Contemplative Research (ISCR) 2023
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CONFERENCE RECAP: International Society for Contemplative Research (ISCR) 2023

The International Society for Contemplative Research (ISCR) held its inaugural conference in San Diego from February 2-5, 2023. The conference promoted interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration amongst diverse fields including Neuroscience, Psychological and Social Sciences, Education and Developmental Sciences, Philosophy, Religion and the Humanities, Social and Environmental justice, Medicine and Healthcare. Experts and trainees from around…

Generative Contemplation Symposium: University of Virginia, April 20-21, 2023
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Generative Contemplation Symposium: University of Virginia, April 20-21, 2023

On Thursday April 20th and Friday April 21st, 2023, the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is hosting the Generative Contemplation Symposium, an interdisciplinary dialogue on the art and science of effortless and self-emergence contemplative practices. Register here for the full two-day symposium, including a private screening of the documentary film, Tukdam: Between…

ISCR Inaugural Conference: February 2-5, 2023
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ISCR Inaugural Conference: February 2-5, 2023

The inaugural conference of the International Society for Contemplative Research (ISCR) will be held on the campus of the University of California, San Diego during February 2-5, 2023. Over the past few decades, as the awareness of the transformative potential of contemplative practices has grown in our cultures, many people have been working in separate…