Contemplative Studies Program

With Dr. Miles Neale

WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM

Miles welcomes you to embark on the centuries-old Gradual Path to Awakening. Together we can create a more contemplative society.

 

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES PROGRAM FEATURES

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.

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STUDY

Develop a firm foundation and conceptual understanding of sacred principles and practices.

REFLECTION

Deepen conceptual understanding into personal knowledge through collaborative discussion.

PRACTICE

Deepen personal knowledge into embodied wisdom through meditative practice. 

INTEGRATION

Apply embodied wisdom to everyday life in the world through engagement and service.

GRADUAL AWAKENING BOOK

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.

PRAISE FOR GRADUAL AWAKENING

"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!"

Robert A. F. Thurman, Ph.D.
Je Tsong Khapa Professor of Tibetan Studies, Columbia University, President, Tibet House US

"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."

Sharon Salzberg
Author of Real Love and Real Happiness

"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. "

Richard Gere
Actor, Founder, The Gere Foundation

"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."

Elena Brower
Author of Practice You and Art of Attention

OUR PATHWAYS

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.

YOGI PATH

$700

PER YEAR

CSP Core Content includes:


Four Meditation Workshops per year 


Four Courses per year (24 classes) 


Study Suite: syllabus, study guide, quizzes. 


Discussion board


PLUS:


Eligible to join our Service Project and apply for Annual Pilgrimage


Ideal for independent learners who just want access to robust content.

ONE TIME PAYMENT

PAYMENT PLAN

BODHISATTVA PATH

$1,000

PER YEAR

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.

MAHASIDDHA PATH

$1,400

PER YEAR

Get the Bodhisattva Path PLUS:


Two 45 min. private coaching sessions with Miles or Emily


Ideal for those who want to add private coaching to robust content and live peer engagement.

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