About CCN

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, day-long and week-long workshops led by Alan Wallace; dialogues between scientists and contemplatives; a monthly study group in London and an informative newsletter.  Also, we organise workshops and talks led by other contemplatives.  For example, in 2016 Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo led a weekend teaching on Lojong at Colet House which was attended by people from all over the UK and Europe.

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.



Registration is now open for a 7 day residential retreat in Wales on the Four Applications of Mindfulness led by Alan Wallace in August 2017.  Go to the Sliders or click here for more information.


In March 2017, Sister Ishpriya, founder and spiritual teacher of the International Satsang Association, will be giving a talk in London.  Registration is open.  To book, please go to the slider and click on Ishpriya Mataji, or click on Events on the menu along the top.


For anyone who might be in San Francisco on the 9th February, be sure to go to the public dialogue  with B. Alan Wallace and Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, sponsored by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, Dartmouth College.  For more information:  http://ice.dartmouth.edu/public-dialogues-workshops  and   http://www.cityarts.net/event/the-nature-of-reality.  Contact: Prof. Marcelo Gleiser <gleiserm@gmail.com>

The event will be filmed but not live-streamed due to limitations with the venue. But the film will soon be made publicly available and we will post it here, or you can go to: ice.dartmouth.edu