Miles welcomes you to embark on the centuries-old Gradual Path to Awakening. Together we can create a more contemplative society.
Join us from anywhere at anytime for a two-year Contemplative Studies Program integrating the ancient wisdom and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary perspectives from neuroscience, trauma research and psychotherapy. All high-quality video and downloadable audio formats become archived right here along with readings and other resources for your convenience.
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."
For more details please take a look at our Contemplative Studies Program Ebrochure
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 and a certificate of completion.
Ideal for collaborative learners looking to combine robust content with live peer engagement, the Bodhisattva Path includes the Yogi Path plus 20 virtual discussion groups.
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
60 min each
Contemplative psychotherapist and author of Gradual Awakening, Miles shares with you his twenty years integrating Tibet’s ancient wisdom with modern psychology.
Book a private coaching session with Miles to go deeper into your Program studies.
Book Miles to lead a session or talk with your community.
Book Miles for a consult to develop a CSP AFFILIATE program to enhance your trainings.
double occupancy rates
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