Contemplative Commons

Our aim is to foster the encounter between wisdom traditions and social action. We view contemplative practices and contemplative knowledge as a commons which should be shared and developed collectively. As such, we offer this space as an open-source platform for ethics-based and contemplative research on social transformation and sustainability. Our intention is to connect ethics and contemplative research in social science disciplines such as sociology, economics, political science, environmental studies, and media studies to various other stakeholders in government and civil society, while offering a common pool of resources and opportunities for conducting future research on these topics. We welcome anyone who shares an interest and background in ethics-based and contemplative-based social scientific research, who is attuned to the need for social-ecological transformation, and who wants to explore the development of ethics and contemplative practices in the context of the Anthropocene and systems change.