Benji is a student intern at the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). Originally from Waterloo, Belgium, he is a fourth-year student majoring in Leadership and Public Policy at the Batten School.
Benji developed an interest in contemplative practices through his study of Buddhism and yoga after traveling to Tibet in the summer of his second year. He's pursuing an internship with the CSC so he can gain more formal exposure to the field and so he can understand the relationship between contemplative practices and educational pedagogies. In his free time, he is also working on selling a number of different traditional Tibetan goods around Charlottesville.