The Center for Contemplative Research in Castellina Marittima, Italy, has recently been named Drölkar Ling, or Sita Tara Hermitage.
We are currently accepting applications for long-term retreat at the Sita Tara Villa. For more information, click below:

Sita Tara Villa in Castellina Marittima, Italy
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Welcome to the Center for Contemplative Research at Drlkar Ling.

Established in 2020 by Dr. B. Alan Wallace, the Center for Contemplative Research is an international network of Research Observatories designed to provide optimal environments for full-time, dedicated contemplatives to engage in long-term meditation retreats and collaborate in rigorous research with leading scientists and philosophers from a variety of fields, including physics, neuroscience, psychology, and phenomenology.

B. Alan Wallace, PhD

Founder and President of Center for Contemplative Research

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.

CCR affiliate The Contemplative Consciousness Network

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.

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.