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About Dr Nicholas Van Dam

Dr Nicholas Van Dam is the inaugral Director of the Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne. Nicholas  represents the next generation in contemplative science and is a highly regarded global leader in contemplative research and practice.

Nicholas’ vision for the Centre reflects a desire for inclusivity, authenticity, integrity, and excellence. His vision is embedded in a strong ethical framework of ensuring retention of the ethos of contemplative practices while simultaneously promoting their empirical study.

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