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Dan Mcnamara
Daniel P. McNamara
Honorary Affiliate, Center for Healthy Minds

Daniel is a doctoral candidate in West and South Asian Religions at Emory University. He is completing his dissertation, entitled "Clarifying the Intent: Polemics and Practice in Ratnākaraśānti's Madhyamakālaṃkāravṛtti,"under the guidance of Center for Healthy Minds faculty member John Dunne and Emory University professor Sara McClintock. His research explores debates about the role of philosophical reasoning in the development of meditation techniques in 11th-century northern India. He is particularly interested in the historical co-evolution of Buddhist philosophy and meditation methods and in exploring the applications of philosophical reasoning in contemporary contemplative practice.

Daniel has served as a Fulbright Fellow to India in 2013-2014 and has taught courses on Buddhism at Emory University, Candler School of Theology and Carleton-Antioch Buddhist Studies in the Bodh Gaya study abroad program.


Doctoral Candidate, West and South Asian Religions, Emory University

M.A., Religious Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School

B.A., Philosophy, Hampshire College