THIS IS YOUR MOMENT

We are so delighted to offer you this unique opportunity to support our community of retreatants on their transformational journey. Dedicating their lives to the benefit of all sentient beings, these dedicated individuals are on long-term retreat at The Center for Contemplative Research in Crestone, Colorado. Each retreatant will occupy one of the individual retreat cabins quietly nestled within hundreds of acres in the spectacular mountains, to study, practice and meditate, while helping to create a new science of consciousness.

We invite you to join this journey.

When you donate online to the Contemplative Retreat Fund, you join together with our cause and directly support the scientific research, the meditators, and the land. Even a small gift makes a big difference. We thank you!

Retreatants Program Support Fund
Andrea Vazquez (Yeshe)
Andrea Vazquez (Yeshe)Retreatant
Born in Southern California and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Andrea (Choying Yeshe)began her Buddhist journey when she was 21 after a severe burn accident. Her accident inspired a deep shift in her outlook on her life and her mission in the world, motivating her to plunge into the study and practice of Buddhism in order to…
Joseph Cadiff
Joseph CadiffRetreatant
Joseph Cadiff is a scholar, practitioner, and teacher of Buddhism and Yoga. He has studied and practiced since the age of 20 across various traditions, including Hatha Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, Soto Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Iñigo Ayala
Iñigo AyalaRetreatant
We are in urgent need of learning how to be in harmony with our environment, other species, the people around us and ourselves. I want to help move us in that direction, but one cannot work for external harmony and peace without first…
Eva Natanya
Eva NatanyaRetreatant/Teacher
Eva Natanya (also known as Yangchen Osel) is a full-time meditator and resident teacher at Miyo Samten Ling Hermitage. A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, Christian theology, and comparative mysticism, for the last fourteen years Eva has served in many capacities as …
Patrice
PatriceRetreatant
I had the great good fortune to meet the Dharma in 1974 and to study with some of the most highly realized beings of our time. Inspired by them to dedicate my life in service to others …
Jodie K. Lea
Jodie K. LeaRetreatant
Jodie K. Lea has been immersed in the healing arts for over 20 years. From an early age Jodie has been haunted by the modern problem, summed up so succinctly by HH Dalai Lama in his official endorsement of the Center for Contemplative research…
Yekta Sakman
Yekta SakmanRetreatant
I was born in 1991, and since 2014 I have been dedicating myself full-time to the study and practice of Dharma. It was in 2015 that I first met Alan Wallace in person, during the 8-week retreat he was leading in …
Ilah Rose Cookston-Minton
Ilah Rose Cookston-MintonRetreatant
The cultivation of Shamatha and Bodhicitta has been the focus of my life for the past eight years, after meeting Douglas Veenhof. From his practical guidance I have been able …