What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Anne C. Klein

What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Anne C. Klein

Anne C. Klein is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Rice University, co-founder of the Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism, and author of Being Human and a Buddha Too (2023). Conducted by Adam Liddle, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Contemplative Sciences Center and the Associate Editor for the Journal of Contemplative…

What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Martijn van Beek

What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Martijn van Beek

Martijn van Beek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark. He specializes in ethnographic and phenomenological perspectives on meditation. Conducted by Erin Burke, a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia and a Research Assistant at the Journal of Contemplative Studies. JCS: What is contemplation? MVB: In my BA…

What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Loriliai Biernacki

What is Contemplation?: An Interview with Loriliai Biernacki

Loriliai Biernacki is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is the author of Renowned Goddess of Desire (2007) and The Matter of Wonder: Abhinavagupta’s Panentheism and New Materialism (2023). She is also co-chair of the Contemplative Studies unit at the American Academy of Religion.  Conducted by Erin Burke, a…