Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is a faculty member of Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College.
With more than twenty years integrating the mind science and meditative practices of Tibetan Buddhism with psychotherapy, trauma research and neuroscience, Miles is a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world.
What is PRAXIS?
PRAXIS is our membership community suffusing modern life with sacred practices drawn from Tibetan Buddhism and ancient wisdom cultures.
Our goal is to cultivate alignment with energies from above (cosmos), below (psyche), within (subtle body) and without (nature, community) so we can once again live with greater balance and integration.
At least once a month members gather for a fireside session with Dr. Miles Neale to practice meditations drawn from the Gradual Path (lam rim) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and to discuss the application of spiritual wisdom to everyday life.
The monthly fireside sessions with Miles are complemented on a rotating basis by a monthly session with a PRAXIS COUNCIL member including Geshe Tenzin Zopa (Tibetan Buddhism), Lynn Bell (astrology) and Dr. Ale Chaoul (energy, Tibetan yoga).
PRAXIS also offers a community forum to connect and share with like-minded individuals on a designated message board as well as in emergent community events.
PRAXIS is a complement to WISDOM our live online courses and workshops led by esteemed guest faculty.
What is WISDOM?
WISDOM is our portal for live immersive learning in Tibetan Buddhism, tantra, astrology, and subtle body science as taught by masters and scholars of these sacred traditions.
Our goal is to bring the monastery and retreat cave to your home so we can reclaim timeless insights lost in modernity and once again live with greater meaning and purpose.
WISDOM live courses are offered in either half-day workshop or four-week seminars typically on Saturdays from 10am-12pm EST.
Courses are recorded for anytime viewing and include lecture, meditation, Q&A with the instructor, readings, and a quiz.
Wisdom live courses can each be purchased individually or in a discounted bundle with an annual PRAXIS membership.
When bundled with a PRAXIS membership all live courses offered during your annual subscription period, even new events added, are included with your membership for one all inclusive price.
You can sign up for a WISDOM + PRAXIS bundle here.
What is TREASURY?
TREASURY is our on-demand library. It contains all eight modules of the two-year Certificate Program taught by Dr. Miles Neale. Each of these module can be purchased individually or bundled with others for special discounts.
The TREASURY also includes other courses taught by expert guest speakers and becomes a repository for our WISDOM courses after they have been completed live.
What is PILGRIMAGE?
Pilgrimage is a very unique and auspicious opportunity to travel to and practice at sacred sites in the Buddhist world.
Pilgrimage is offered once a year, designed and led by Dr. Miles Neale, often with special guest teachers, and developed in partnership with leading tour operators to provide the most seamless and memorable experience.
One does not have to be a member of PRAXIS to register for pilgrimage but preference is given to those actively involved in the CSP community.
For further information, to register, or for answers to questions please follow the PILGRIMAGE link here to our partner Sacred Earth Journeys.
What is PATRON?
PATRON is our invitation to angel investors who wish to support the expansion of the CSP.
Since the beginning of the Buddha's teaching career, those with means and resources have come forward to support the mission of making Dharma teachings accessible to others.
The contributions of PATRONS exceeds the customary membership dues and allow us to develop PRAXIS, help us buildout out our online platform, invite expert guest faculty to teach innovative programs and practice sessions, execute our marketing plan to reach the right kind of earnest students, and provide scholarship opportunities for those in need.
Beyond financial support we also welcome and value PATRONS with entrepreneurial expertise to develop networks and strategic partnerships with like minded individuals and organizations.
In exchange for invaluable support we offer lifetime access to CSP content in all our future iterations.
Each year, CSP members work together to design and implement a service project allowing us to embody our altruistic aspiration.
Last year we raised nearly $20K for the Buddhist nuns of the Dorjee Zong Nunnery in Zanskar India. Beyond the finical support offered to those in need, the service opportunity allows members to find creative ways to share their talents and for the whole community to participate in a single conscious act of kindness.
Currently the Service Project for 2021 has not yet been determined.
What format are WISDOM courses in?
Most WISDOM live courses are offered in a half-day workshop or four-week seminar format typically on Saturdays from 10-12:00 pm EST. These are recorded and made available online for anytime viewing and as downloadable audio.
Courses include lecture, meditation, Q&A with the instructor, readings, and a quiz.
There is no time limit to complete the courses and they're yours to keep for life.
Are WISDOM courses included with PRAXIS?
WISDOM live courses are NOT automatically included with PRAXIS membership.
You can add WISDOM live courses to an annual PRAXIS membership in a discounted bundle or simply purchase only the ones you want.
PRAXIS membership includes regular fireside sessions with Dr. Miles Neale and one session per month with a PRAXIS Council leader including Geshe Tenzin Zopa (Tibetan Buddhism), Lynne Bell (astrology), or Dr. Ale Chaoul (energy, Tibetan yoga).
What is the PRAXIS Community Forum?
Community is an essential element of contemplative learning. We offer both synchronous and asynchronous forums for engagement and interaction.
Asynchronous discussion happens through our community message board where you can ‘think in writing’ and is particularly supportive for introverts or those who need time to process and develop their thoughts before responding and works across all time zones.
Synchronous community happens in real time via zoom meetings that allow members to meet for group rituals on an auspicious occasions, topical discussions, or simply to share skills and talents with others.
Also fostering bonds among members is the CSP Service Project. Each year, members work together in support of a cause to embody our altruistic aspiration. Last year we raised nearly $20K for the Buddhist nuns of the Dorjee Zong Nunnery in Zanskar India.
How do I earn a CERTIFICATE?
A bespoke mantra embossed Certificate of completion designed by famous calligrapher Tashi Mannox is awarded to any student who completes all eight modules (160+ hours) of the two-year Contemplative Study Program now housed in TREASURY and accessible on-demand.
A discounted bundle of all eight modules comprising the entire program is available here.
Students must engage in self-directed study, pass all eight quizzes, provide a one page reflection essay for each module, and maintain a consistent meditation practice following our curriculum.
All eight modules in the two-year program qualify for non contact continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance.
Is there a mobile App for CSP?
Yes! All of your content is made conveniently available on any device via the Kajabi App.
Simply download the app here, enter your account details, and enjoy learning from anywhere.
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