Shodhin Geiman

Shodhin Geiman Associate Professor Of Philosophy 219.464.5245 Arts and Sciences Building 326


A.B. Xavier University 1983
Université de Paris-Sorbonne

A.M. Washington University 1987
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Ph.D. Washington University 1988
Ruhr-Universität Bochum



2023 Obstacles to Stillness: Eight Thoughts, Five Hindrances, and the Renunciant-Contemplative Path in Evagrius and the Dharma of the Buddha, Fortress Press, forthcoming

2022 Alone in a World of Wounds: A Dharmic Response to the Ills of Sentient Beings, Cascade Books

2019 “Facing the Seeming Pointlessness of Aspirant Life: Acedia and Thīna-Middha,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 54, 562–85.


2022 “‘Justice’ is a Word not Uttered by the Wise,” XIXth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Seoul

2022 “Guardians of the Way and the World: Penthos and Hiri-Ottappa as Challenges for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, Salzburg

2021 “”Two Arrows Aiming at Absolutely Nothing: Imageless Prayer in Evagrius and Signless Meditation (ānimitta-samādhi) in the Buddhadharma,” Mystical Theology Network, Virtual

2020 “Why Renunciation (Still) Matters: Lessons from the Buddhist and Desert Christian Traditions,” Contemplative Studies Unit, AAR, Virtual

2019 “On the Seeming Pointlessness of Aspirant Life: Acedia and Thīna-Middha,” European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies, St. Ottilien


  • Buddhist Thought
  • Buddhist-Christian Studies
  • Modern Philosophy
  • 20th Century European Philosophy


  • Culture, Identity and Values
  • The Good Life
  • Buddhist Philosophy & Practice
  • Environmental Philosophy & Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of 20th Century European Philosophy