Center for Contemplative Research

Fathom the mind. Heal the world.

Mission

To provide ideal conditions for contemplatives, scientists, and philosophers to fathom consciousness and re-envision global flourishing.

Ruling year info

2021

Founder and President

Dr. B. Alan Wallace PhD

Executive Director

Eva Natanya PhD

Main address

PO Box 881 1 Carmelite Way

Crestone, CO 81131 USA

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EIN

85-1666977

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Long-term Retreat at Miyo Samten Ling

Dedicated contemplatives receive ongoing instruction in ancient methods for cultivating exceptional mental balance, and practice in periods of long-term, solitary meditation retreat, ranging from six months to years on end.
Throughout the course of their retreats, they meet periodically with their teachers, one another, and with scientists from different disciplines, reporting on their first-person discoveries and providing scientists with the opportunity to collect third-person data.
The application process for entering a long-term retreat at any one of our Centers for Contemplative Research is rigorous and highly selective, with many qualified applicants seeking places at a limited number of cabins.

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Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies 2020

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Center for Contemplative Research

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. B. Alan Wallace

Center for Contemplative Research

Term: 2020 -

B. Alan Wallace

Center for Contemplative Research

Scott Reynolds

Bloom Energy

Eva Natanya

Center for Contemplative Research

Navin Amarasuriya

Contentment Foundation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.