NEW SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE: Portrait of a Poison: Datura in Buddhist Magic
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NEW SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE: Portrait of a Poison: Datura in Buddhist Magic

“Portrait of a Poison: Datura in Buddhist Magic,” by Samuel M. Grimes, University of California, Berkeley Abstract: The psychoactive plant Datura metel appears across a range of traditions in premodern South Asia preserved in texts. Among those traditions is the form of tantric Buddhism (Vajrayāna) located in the yoginī tantras. In Vajrayāna works, the plant…

CALL FOR PAPERS − SPECIAL ISSUE #4: Philosophy and Contemplation in Tantric Buddhism
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CALL FOR PAPERS − SPECIAL ISSUE #4: Philosophy and Contemplation in Tantric Buddhism

The JCS Editors are delighted to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue devoted to Philosophy and Contemplation in Tantric Buddhism with guest editor Yaroslav Komarovski (University of Nebraska – Lincoln). This JCS Special Issue gives attention to intersections and relationships between philosophical and contemplative dimensions of Buddhist tantric traditions. While Buddhist philosophy and tantric…

CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE #3: Contemplative Ecology
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CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE #3: Contemplative Ecology

The JCS Editors are delighted to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue devoted to Contemplative Ecology with guest editors Douglas Christie (Loyola Marymount University), Simone Kotva (Cambridge University), Ariel Evan Mayse (Stanford University), and Devin Zuckerman (University of Virginia). The guest editors of this Special Issue recognize that the world is in…

SPECIAL ISSUE #2: Mindful Practices and Embodied Critical Thinking

SPECIAL ISSUE #2: Mindful Practices and Embodied Critical Thinking

The JCS Editors are delighted to announce a forthcoming Special Issue dedicated to exploring the tensions and transitions between mindful practices and embodied critical thinking. By guest editors Donata Schoeller, Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, and Greg Walkerden. This Special Issue explores embodied approaches to critical, analytic, and systematic thinking in dialogue with meditation practices. We focus specifically…

SPECIAL ISSUE #1: Psychedelics, Contemplation, and Religion

SPECIAL ISSUE #1: Psychedelics, Contemplation, and Religion

The editors are delighted to announce a Special Issue dedicated to the intersections of psychedelics, contemplation, and religion by guest editors Daniel A. Hirshberg and Stuart Ray Sarbacker: Psychedelics are now enjoying a resurgence of both popular and scientific interest due to the rigorous documentation of their therapeutic potential. While psychedelics induce short-term alterations of…

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: Journal of Contemplative Studies
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OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: Journal of Contemplative Studies

On behalf of the Executive Board, we are thrilled to announce that the Journal of Contemplative Studies (JCS) is open for submissions. The Journal of Contemplative Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access digital journal published by the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. The journal publishes original research and scholarship on topics related…