Miles welcomes you to embark on the centuries-old Gradual Path to Awakening. Together we can create a more contemplative society.
Join us for a two-year Contemplative Studies Program integrating the ancient wisdom and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary perspectives from neuroscience and psychotherapy.
Develop a firm foundation and conceptual understanding of sacred principles and practices.
Deepen conceptual understanding into personal knowledge through collaborative discussion.
Deepen personal knowledge into embodied wisdom through meditative practice.
Apply embodied wisdom to everyday life in the world through engagement and service.
The Contemplative Studies Program (CSP) is based on Dr. Miles Neale's book Gradual Awakening and the the Gradual Path (lam rim) literature of Tibetan Buddhism. The program supports the cultivation of self-care, altruism and wisdom and presents Tibet's ancient mind science through the lens of current neuropsychology making it accessible to the modern mindset. The gradual path is for seekers ready to commit to the hard work, over the long haul, that it takes to become fully human.
"Miles Neale’s GRADUAL AWAKENING offers a much-needed answer to the proliferation of popular spiritual teachings that promise some sudden enlightenment, as if awakening were the ultimate escape from the inexorable relativity and messy impermanence of the human condition. If you want a way through the maze of today’s pop spirituality to find the real path to full awakening, read this book!"
"Miles Neale leads us on our own journey with neuroscience and psychotherapy drawing us back to spirit. He illuminates traditional teachings for reflection and action, from aspiration and refuge to radical altruism. This is strong and effective medicine. Gradual Awakening is a true friend and guide for bringing liberating values to life."
"As an increasingly global community continues to confront environmental, socioeconomic and geopolitical obstacles, I hope Gradual Awakening will generate an awareness of the potential within all of us to create harmony and bring about peaceful, collaborative solutions to the issues we face. "
"A fresh new voice has emerged; Miles’ message is both fiery and clear. GRADUAL AWAKENING is a timely revelation, offering an unabashed critique of our modern materialist paradigm as well as an ancient yet accessible roadmap for those wondering what's next. On your journey of awakening and social transformation, Miles Neale is a capable ally and an adept guide."
We offer a variety of pathways to suit your learning style, schedule and budget.
All lectures are delivered in multiple formats: live in-person in NYC, livestream via Youtube, and high-quality video and downloadable audio formats archived right here along with readings and other resources for your convenience.
CSP Core Content includes:
Four Meditation Workshops per year
Four Courses per year (24 classes)
Study Suite: syllabus, study guide, quizzes.
Eligible to join our Service Project and apply for Annual Pilgrimage
Ideal for independent learners who just want access to robust content.
Get the Yogi Path PLUS:
20 Virtual study group sessions per year
Priority on the Annual Pilgrimage
Help design our Service Project
Certificate of completion after two years
Ideal for collaborative learners who want to combine robust content with live peer engagement.