Karin Meyers is Associate Professor and Director the Masters Program in Buddhist Studies at Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal. She received her Ph.D. in Buddhist philosophy from The University of Chicago Divinity School in 2010. Her work focuses on bringing Buddhist perspectives to bear on the cross-cultural philosophical investigation of fundamental metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical problems, interdisciplinary inquiry into topics that occupy the borderlands between philosophy and religion, and comparative religion.
Her publications include several articles on free will, Buddhist ethics and Buddhist contemplative practice. She is currently drafting a book that draws on her dissertation (“Freedom and Self-Control: Free Will in South Asian Buddhism”) and subsequent research to explain why Buddhism resists so many of the categories and questions central to Western discourse on free will. Her other current research concerns theorizing the work of the imagination and role of imaginal worlds in Buddhism and other religious traditions.