“Investigating Consciousness: Buddhist and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives” is a two-week college and university faculty institute for twenty participants, exploring the similarities and the differences between the ways in which phenomenology, analytic philosophy, and Buddhist philosophy understand consciousness. As the application notes, “Like their Western counterparts, Buddhist philosophers have . . . engaged central topics in the study of consciousness, and have produced impressive results, proposing a range of theoretical models—some akin to those developed in the West, and others that have no discernible parallels in Western philosophy—in a fecund and progressive program of the study of consciousness.” The institute examines the convergences and divergences of these rival philosophical traditions, focusing on core issues that include the relation between consciousness and intentionality; the nature of the contents of consciousness; the interplay between the biological, psychological, social, and linguistic dimensions of conscious experience; and the methodology of cross-cultural investigation into subjects like consciousness. The institute has three co-directors: Christian Coseru of the College of Charleston, Jay Garfield of Smith College, and Evan Thompson of the University of Toronto. All three co-directors have worked extensively on the interface between Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science (on the one hand) and Buddhist philosophy of mind (on the other). Assisting them are twelve other scholars, who teach in institutions in Australia, Denmark, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.