John Dunne

Credentials: Department Chair and Distinguished Professor of Contemplative Humanities

Position title: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures


Phone: (608) 262-3352

1230 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706

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John Dunne’s work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science. His publications range from technical works on Buddhist epistemology to broader works on the nature of Buddhist contemplative practices such as Mindfulness. He speaks in both academic and public contexts, and he occasionally teaches for Buddhist communities, most notably the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. In addition to serving as a faculty member for the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, he is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, where he has previously served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Dunne also serves an academic advisor for the Ranjung Yeshe Institute.