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.

Events promoting the study of CONTEMPLATIVE SCIENCE
organised by CCN

  • Residential retreats
  • Day-long 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

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