Ben Williams

Core Faculty


BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty


PhD in South Asian Studies, Harvard University. MTS (Masters of Theological Studies) in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School. BA in Religion, University of Vermont.

Williams received his PhD in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. In addition to a broad training in the history of Indian religions, and sustained study of Indian philosophy and literature in Sanskrit sources, Williams is a specialist in the tantric traditions of premodern India. His doctoral thesis is on the theory of revelation and the figure of the tantric guru in the writings of the great tenth- to eleventh-century polymath, Abhinavagupta.


Fulbright-Nehru Scholar

Courses taught

Hindu Tantra, Yoga History, Theory, and Philosophy