Miles welcomes you to embark on the centuries-old Gradual Path to Awakening. Together we can create a more contemplative society.
Join us at anytime from anywhere for our two-year online Contemplative Studies Program integrating the ancient wisdom and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary perspectives from neuroscience, trauma research and psychotherapy. Enjoy high-quality video and downloadable audio formats along with syllabus, readings, guided meditations, study guides and other resources for an optimal learning experience.
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 presents Tibet's ancient mind science seamlessly integrated with current neuropsychology and trauma research making it accessible to the modern mindset and relevant to our contemporary needs. The gradual path is for seekers ready to commit to the hard work, over the long haul, that it takes to heal and 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."
Join the Contemplative Studies Program now in progress, live at MindstreamNYC or from anywhere in the world via livestream.
Our Yogi Path is designed for independent learners and offers a year's worth of robust content including over 100 hours of high quality video instruction and a certificate of completion.
Module 1 of the Two-Year CSP (19 hrs of high quality video) includes:
Meditation Workshop 1 "Awareness" (4 hours)
Course 1 "Initiation" (6 x 2.5 hr classes)
Study Suite & Guided Meditations
Audio available for download
Explore the Buddha's Four Noble Truths
Four Courses comprised of six classes each, (24 two-hour classes per year).
Four Meditation Workshops led by Miles and special guests offered (4 five-hour workshops) and access to guided meditation library
Study Suite for each course comprised of syllabus, study guide, reflection questions and quizzes
Peer group discussions and support from Teaching Assistants in our facebook group
Certificate of Completion for those who fulfill all the requirements.
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This authentic Buddhist pilgrimage takes you to the ancient heritage sites of enchanting Sri Lanka.
Daily meditations to deepen your practice.
Visit historical sites over two thousand years old for traditional rituals, dharma talks and group practices.
Meet like minded individuals and a growing network of spiritual friends.
By Application Only | Space is Limited
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