Grossenbacher | 303-245-4663

Professor, BA Contemplative Psychology | Director, Consciousness Laboratory
Core Faculty


BA in Contemplative Psychology
MA in Contemplative Education
Transpersonal Psychology


PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
MS Experimental Psychology, University of Oregon
BA Cognitive Science and Mathematics, University of California Berkeley

Areas of Specialization:

  • Meditation and the Brain
  • Contemplative Education
  • Synesthesia

Grossenbacher directs Naropa’s internationally known Consciousness Laboratory. In collaboration with students in the lab, he conducts empirical research on meditation instruction, worldview transformation, and engagement with awareness. His research has been covered in the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and Discover Magazine. Grossenbacher teaches  courses in Perception, Neuroscience, Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitive Psychology, Personality, and Research Methods. He previously conducted research on human attention at the National Institute of Mental Health, and taught at the University of Oregon, England's University of Cambridge, and American University in Washington, D.C. A practitioner of meditation since 1980, Peter speaks internationally on contemplative education, synesthesia, meditation, and the brain.  

Listen to this Words and Wisdom Podcast episode, an interview with Dr. Grossenbacher: