Neil Dalal is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Philosophy and Religious Studies. His primary research explores the intersection of Indian philosophy and religious praxis in classical Yoga philosophies and their Sanskrit commentarial traditions. He is co-director of Gurukulam (Matson Films), a feature length documentary on Advaita Vedānta, and co-editor of Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman (Routledge Press). Prof. Dalal’s current research analyzes debates in early Advaita Vedānta over meditative and contemplative practices, and how they employ textual knowledge, memory, and visualization to understand consciousness.  For more information, see