Welcome to the Center for Contemplative Research in Castellina Marittima, Italy, which is now called Drölkar Ling — Sita Tara Hermitage.
Established in 2020 by Dr. B. Alan Wallace, the Center for Contemplative Research in Castellina Marittima, Italy—known as CCR Europe—is part of a global network of groundbreaking research observatories that provide the ideal environments for dedicated contemplatives to explore the nature and potentials of consciousness firsthand, while fully engaging with scientists to develop rigorous measures for novel research into the nature of the mind.
Learn more about the unique scientific and contemplative concepts behind the CCR network:
B. Alan Wallace, PhD
Founder and President of Center for Contemplative Research
Learn more about our Contemplative Research Centers in North America and Asia Pacific.
The Center for Contemplative Research North America at Miyo Samten Ling
The North American CCR is located in Crestone, Colorado, at Miyo Samten Ling Hermitage. For more information please visit our international website.
The Centre for Contemplative Research Asia Pacific at Jhampa Ling
The Asia Pacific CCR makes its home in New Zealand, under the auspices of the Centre for Contemplative Research Aotearoa. The name of our newly founded hermitage is Jhampa Ling. For more information please visit our Asia Pacific website.
The Center for Contemplative Research (CCR) collaborates with and supports the missions of other institutions engaged in the study of consciousness and contemplative practices.
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.
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.