Joseph Cadiff
Retreatants Program Fund

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. While earning his BA from Indiana University, he trained as a yoga teacher at Sivananda Ashram in California, and wrote his honors thesis on comparative mysticism and developmental psychology. He later earned his MA in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University, focusing his studies on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the early yogic traditions of India. Joseph has traveled widely through the US, Europe, India, and Nepal studying and practicing among various religious communities.

When Joseph encountered B. Alan Wallace’s teachings in 2017, he immediately resonated with the clarity and depth of Alan’s presentation of the Buddhist path, and with Alan’s vision for the Center for Contemplative Research. After continuing his studies with Alan over the last several years, he is now delighted to have the opportunity to serve the CCR project as a volunteer and long-term retreatant engaging in open-ended retreat at Miyo Samten Ling under the guidance of Alan Wallace and alongside other dedicated practitioners.

It is Joseph’s hope that the study, practice, and research done at the CCR will serve as a beacon of wisdom and open-minded collaboration in our world, leading to a radical shift in our collective understanding of consciousness, reality, and the highest potentials of spiritual practice and realization.

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