Judith Simmer-Brown

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Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978.  She travels and teaches and publishes on meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, interreligious dialogue, and contemplative education.  Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men.  Her most recent book, with Fran Grace, is an edited collection of articles called Meditation and the Classroom:  Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Religious Studies Series, State University of New York Press, 2010).