Research

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Intramural Project

The Spiritual Engagement Project

A Longitudinal Study of Spiritual Engagement, Self-transcendence, and Human Flourishing

Principal Investigator
Cassandra Vieten, PhD
Co-Investigator
John Astin
Key Collaborators
Church of Religious Science/Science of Mind,
Contemplative Outreach/Centering Prayer, Open Gate Sangha, Project Implicit, Harvard, Mica Estrada-Hollenbeck, California State University, San Marcos, Mark Litt, University of Connecticut
Project Staff
Nina Fry, MA, Peter Lewis, Ingrid Ammonson

The Spiritual engagement Project is a longitudinal study that explores the relationship between people's engagement in spiritual practices and communities, and their health and well-being.  Building on previous work, we are now examining in detail how deep, dramatic, and permanent shifts in people's worldview can result from engagement in transformative spiritual practices.


We would like to acknowledge the following for supporting this project:

The Fetzer Institute, Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, and the Templeton Foundation

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