“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contemplative Studies at Rice

A very welcome email inquiry leads me to broadcast more widely that I've been invited to teach and collaborate with Rice's contemplative studies program.

Contemplative studies is the new new thing adjacent to religion. Brown has it and Rice has it--not sure where else. The idea is to integrate contemplative practice and study.

Anne Klein and Jeffrey Kripal are among the exponents here.

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

This is a VERY interesting development, Tim. VERY. Contemplative studies? Who'd'v thunk it. Why, contemplation and philosophy go together like tea and crumpets, no?