Welcome To
The Contemplative Consciousness Network

CCN is an international network with charitable status, dedicated to the development & practice of contemplative science - the bridge between the empirical study of consciousness & the subjective study of consciousness through contemplation.


Immersing Ourselves in Loving Kindness

with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

6 - 12 August 2023
in Lampeter, Wales

The Vajra Path

Comparative & Cross-Cultural
Perspectives On The
Contemporary Evolution
Of Tantric Buddhism

Module I: From Yoga Sutras To Yoga Tantras

Module II: Noetic Heat

Module III: Skillful Union

Module IV: Nonlocal Embodiment & Entangled Light

Module V: Dreamwork

Module VI: Death, Dying, and Liminality

From: February 2023
To: November 2023

Dr Ian Baker

Cultural Anthropologist & Explorer

Now Meeting Monthly:

Buddhist Film Club

Colet House, 151 Tolgarth Road, London, England W14 9DA


22 - 27 August 2022


8 - 10 September 2022

Events promoting the study of CONTEMPLATIVE SCIENCE
organised by CCN

  • Residential retreats
  • Day-long and weekend workshops
  • Dialogues between scientists and contemplatives
  • A monthly study group in London & an informative newsletter
  • Workshops and talks led by other contemplatives

CCN's Principal Teachers

Lama Dr B Alan Wallace

Dr Eva Natanya

Glen Svensson

Michael Lobsang Tenpa

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 as long as space endures,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then, may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world.

Shantideva - “The Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life”

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought:
it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.

If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him,
as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him,
like a shadow that never leaves him.”

The Dhammapada

“My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them, and if you try to practice them, you’ll fail.

My teachings are older than the world. How can you grasp their meaning?

If you want to know me, Look inside your heart.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“OM. In the center of the castle of Brahman, our own body, there is a small shrine in the form of a lotus-flower, and within can be found a small space. We should find what dwells there, and we should want to know that.

And if anyone asks, “What is that which dwells in a small shrine in the form of a lotus flower in the center of the castle of Brahman? What should we want to find and to know?” we can answer:

“The little space within the heart is as great as this vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars; fire and lightning and winds are there; and all that now is and all that is not: for the whole universe is in That and That dwells within our heart.”

From the Chandogya Upanishad - The Spiral Staircase

“What if we start each class with turning our attention to something that matters -
the simple practice of bringing ourselves to equilibrium
& opening the heart to listen at the deepest level”

Yangchen Osel (Eva Natanya) - 2020 - 8 Week Retreat

“Practice - the wish-fulfilling jewel in the palm of your hand”

“The accumulation of merit - that spiritual power
for probing into the nature of that which knows”

“All phenomena are preceded by mentation,
Emerge from mentation,
Consist of mentation.”

"Somatic information does not exist without mentation:
all these concepts we have are derivative.
It is the self-grasping mind that generates the body – which is a matrix of appearances.”

“Do the work - investigate”

Lama Alan Wallace - 2020 - 8 Week Retreat