The Contemplative and Consciousness Network (CCN) is an international network with charitable status which is dedicated to the development and practice of contemplative science. Contemplative science, a term coined by Dr B Alan Wallace, is the bridge between the empirical study of the science of consciousness and the subjective, experiential study of consciousness through contemplation.
Our network promotes the study of contemplative science by running a range of events through the year, including residential retreats led by renowned contemplatives, day-long workshops on specific topics, dialogues between scientists and contemplatives, a monthly study group in London and a lively informative newsletter.
CNN has no religious affiliation but we draw on wisdom traditions that have contemplative practice, such as Buddhism, Vedanta and Christianity. Our network is made up of people from all walks of life, including many from the mindfulness movement. Our shared interest is to find genuine happiness, mental and emotional balance and flourishing for ourselves and our communities.