Why support CCR?

When you donate to the Centers for Contemplative Research worldwide, you provide essential support for our dedicated contemplatives and the maintenance of our Hermitages, as well as the growth of our scientific studies and the upkeep and building of new cabins on our land. Even a small gift makes a big difference.

Donations to CCR enable us to:

Support dedicated contemplatives

who have entered long-term retreat at Miyo Samten Ling Hermitage, the contemplative research observatory of CCR North America, as well as at Sita Tara Villa in Italy.

Renovate existing cabins

and build new cabins at Miyo Samten Ling to enable more highly-trained contemplatives to enter long-term retreat.

Maintain the operations

of CCR North America and enable us to assist the growth of CCR Europe and CCR Asia Pacific.

Your generous donations will impact each facet of our work.

We greatly appreciate your continuing support as a member of the global CCR community. Together, we will cultivate our expansive vision step-by-step, by tending to one another, tending to our minds, and tending to our world.

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The Center for Contemplative Research

“The Center for Contemplative Research is anchored on a firm epistemic approach, inspired and guided by centuries of deep meditative experience.”

— Marcelo Gleiser, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Appleton Professorship of Natural
Director, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, Dartmouth College (Photo credit: Eli Burakian)

giving hands burgundy The Center for Contemplative Research


Solitary cabin and landscape at Miyo Samten Ling

Donating for German taxpayers

If you would like to support the Center for Contemplative Research, you can either donate directly through The Center For Contemplative Research or indirectly through the Foundation for Buddhist Studies. Since donations coming from Germany are tax deductible, you will receive an appropriate donation receipt from us.

“Let this donation be helpful to find the true nature of who we are for all human beings…”

— 2022 Donor

Donations are fully

The Center for Contemplative Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. Your contribution to CCR is fully tax-deductible as provided by law. Our Tax ID number is 85-1666977.

Contact CCR Donation Support if you have any questions about how your donation will benefit CCR.