Welcome To

The Contemplative Consciousness Network

Who we are and what we do

Our work as a charity and practice community is an aspiration to cultivate genuine wellbeing—eudaemonic happiness—and to assist others in that journey. Our approach includes organising educational events and creating digital resources centred around contemplative life, guided by Buddhist teachings. Three pillars guide our activities: exploring contemplative traditions, deepening our practice and understanding, and applying and integrating practice into daily life.

Explore Contemplative Traditions and Science

Discover the rich tapestry of global contemplative practices and the latest in contemplative science.

Deepen Your Practice and Understanding

Deepen practice and understanding  of contemplative practices, guided by the teachings of Lama Alan Wallace.

Apply and Integrate Practice into
Daily Life

Bring contemplative wisdom into everyday life, addressing modern challenges and personal wellbeing.

Meet the CCN Teachers

Dr. B. Alan Wallace

Lama Alan Wallace is a prominent voice in the emerging discussion between contemporary Buddhist thinkers and scientists who question the materialist presumptions of their 20th-century paradigms.
He left his college studies in 1971 and moved to Dharamsala, India to study Tibetan Buddhism, medicine and language.

He was ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama, and over fourteen years as a monk, he studied with and translated for many of the generation’s greatest lamas. In 1984 he resumed his Western education at Amherst College, where he studied physics and the philosophy of science.

Dr. Eva Natanya

Eva Natanya is a scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, an academic lecturer, writer, translator, and retreat leader.
Following a nine-year career as a professional ballet dancer with both the New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet of England, she earned an MA in Christian Systematic Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

For over twenty years, she has studied meditation, yoga, and philosophy in both the Christian and Buddhist traditions with master teachers in the United States, England, and India.

Glen Svensson

Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995 and graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (Pomaia, Italy) in 2004.

Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a clear and structured teaching style emphasizing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct.

David Oromith

David is a Buddhist contemplative, author, meditation guide and retreat leader. He began practising meditation at 18 and has been a student of Lama Alan’s since 2017, deeply rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It was during his time working in mental health services that he first trained as a meditation teacher.

David contributes to the CCN as one of our teachers and our Operations Manager, and serves as a meditation guide and retreat leader through his organisation, Samadhi. He has been leading classes and workshops since 2015. David also devoted two years in Spain for personal retreat and study, returning to teaching at the request of close friends.

On Demand Teachings

Online courses for gradually mastering different aspects of contemplative practice.


Joyful Heart: Exploring The Four Immeasurables

with David Oromith


Perception and Imagination in Tantric Buddhism

with Vesna A. Wallace


Immersing Ourselves in Loving-Kindness

with Michael Lobsang Tenpa


The Vajra Path: Evolution of Tantric Buddhism

with Ian Baker


An Introduction to Buddhism

with David Oromith


Atisha’s Mahamudra and The Seven Point Mind Training

with B. Alan Wallace

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Free Talks & Interviews

Talks and interviews with guest speakers freely available on our YouTube channel.

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David Oromith - An Introduction to the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas

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David Oromith - Compassion vs Despair: A Buddhist Approach to Witnessing Suffering

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B. Alan Wallace – What Can Buddhism Offer During an Eco-Crisis

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Venerable Thubten Chodron – Embodying the Qualities of Tara

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Matthieu Ricard — Memoirs of a Buddhist Monk

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Eve Ekman – Ecological Distress, Awe, and Emotional Wellbeing


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