“THE DAY SCIENCE BEGINS TO STUDY NON-PHYSICAL PHENOMENA, IT WILL MAKE MORE PROGRESS IN ONE DECADE THAN IN ALL THE PREVIOUS CENTURIES OF ITS EXISTENCE”
- Nikola Tesla
For detailed information on contemplative science, pleave visit the Center for Contemplative Research website.
Here is the CCR mission:
"In order to catalyze a revolution in the mind sciences and nurture a renaissance in the world’s great contemplative traditions, the Center for Contemplative Research provides a conducive environment, combined with sustained training in rigorous methods of contemplative practice, to enable expert meditators to make replicable discoveries about the nature and potentials of consciousness, while engaging in collaborative research with cognitive and physical scientists. In the spirit of radical empiricism, while challenging unquestioned assumptions, we seek to discover the deepest sources of mental health, well-being, and environmental flourishing. And to share that knowledge with our world."
And its purpose:
"To provide ideal conditions for contemplatives, scientists, and philosophers to fathom consciousness and re-envision global flourishing."
In the words of lama Alan,
“To join contemplative and scientific inquiry to create a new science of consciousness – where we explore the nature and potentials of consciousness and the sources of genuine well-being. This understanding will radically transform education, health, wellness and the environmental crisis, and help to restore balance where it has been lost: In the lives of individuals and in the global community as a whole.”
The Center for Contemplative Research has been established near the town of Crestone, Colorado, nestled beneath the soaring peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.The retreat center will be called Miyo Samten Ling, or the “Hermitage of Unwavering Samadhi”, a name granted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.