Research Projects at OSU

OSU research on topics related to contemplative studies includes the factors influencing the effectiveness of meditation techniques, research on the precursors of compassionate behavior,  the intersections between Buddhist philosophy and scientific methods, links between yoga and environmental issues, and research on the psychological basis of Buddhist explanations for karma. If you are interested in being a part of a Contemplative Studies Research Working Group, contact John Edwards here at OSU.

 

"Does Karma Exist?: Buddhism, Social Cognition, and the Evidence for Karma"

Abstract of article published February 2014, Pamela Allen, John Edwards, Winston McCullough (full article purchase available via link)

 

"Mindfulness for Distracted Writers", Article     Vicki Tolar Burton, PhD, OSU's WIC Director

Published June 2016

 

"Buddhist Basics" Video:  James Blumenthal, PhD

Published on Jun 19, 2013

JUNE 2013: Summer Lecture Series
Introduction to Tibetan Philosophy and Culture
Lectures by Maitripa College faculty and staff on favorite subjects.

 

"Buddhism and Social Cognition"  Video:  John Edwards, PhD

Published on Nov 22, 2013

From the 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism & Science Symposium: THE GREAT HEART: Concentration & Attention, Wisdom & Knowledge, Compassion & Altruism

 

"Psychological Models of Attention"  Video:  John Edwards, PhD 

Published on Nov 22, 2013

From the 2013 Maitripa College Buddhism & Science Symposium: THE GREAT HEART: Concentration & Attention, Wisdom & Knowledge, Compassion & Altruism