Patrick Mahaffey

Patrick Mahaffey

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Patrick helped found the program in 1994 and has served as its chair for 18 years. His Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is Editor of Evolving God-Images: Essays on Religion, Individuation, and Postmodern Spirituality. His areas of emphasis include Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Comparative Philosophy of Religion, Contemplative Practices, and Mysticism. He has conducted participant-observation research in India and practices Hindu and Buddhist meditation. He has published essays on Hindu yoga traditions; Jung’s Depth Psychology and Yoga; Religious Pluralism; World-Making and Postmodernity; and Religion in America. He currently teaches: Hindu Traditions; Buddhist Traditins; Evolving God-Images and Postmodernity; and Dissertation Formulation.