The Center for Contemplative Research (CCR) collaborates with and supports the missions of other institutions engaged in the study of consciousness and contemplative practices.

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Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

CCR is affiliated with and deeply connected to the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies (SBI), a non-profit focused on the nature and potential of consciousness and genuine well-being and its causes. CCR will draw on and benefit from SBI’s 18-year track record of collaboration with multiple universities in the US and Europe on myriad research projects. The research beginning at CCR North America features leading scientists and philosophers from around the world. As an independent organization, CCR is well equipped to develop a global network of contemplative research observatories for the study of consciousness, drawing on multiple collaborative opportunities with academic universities.

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Cultivating Emotional Balance

Buddhist scholar and teacher Dr. Alan Wallace, together with the eminent affective psychologist Prof. Paul Ekman, developed the Cultivating Emotional Balance program at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of the 2000 Mind and Life Conference. Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an educational training program committed to utilizing the experience of emotion as a path for developing genuine happiness for ourselves and others.

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The Contemplative Consciousness Network

CCR is associated with the Contemplative Consciousness Network (CCN), a UK Charity whose vision is the transformation of individual consciousness via contemplative practice and scientific investigation for mutual benefit and a world of peace and wisdom. CCN’s intention aligns deeply with the purpose, mission, and vision of CCR. CCR will draw on and benefit from CCN’s network and its commitment to support and collaborate with SBI and the CCR.