The Center for Contemplative Research is a project of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity. All donations are fully deductible for US taxpayers.

Phase one, the acquisition of the two properties on the Tuscan hills, has already been accomplished.

Please donate towards the phase two- the construction of 18 cabins. There are several options that you can choose, according to your means.

This in-depth study of the human consciousness, something never accomplished before, will happen depending on your generosity. Thank you.

Recurring donations

Our goal is to have 1000 patrons donating $100 or even $50 every month. This is a fraction of all the people who subscribed to our newsletter. Reaching this goal, we will raise over $500,000 within 12 months.

For a recurring donation Click here or Donate via Paypal.

Sponsoring a cabin

The cost of a cabin, built in wood frame, fully insulated, complete with electrical and plumbing systems, flooring, etc., including the furniture, and VAT (22%) is $ 75,000. If you donate $ 10,000 or more, we will include your name on a plaque on a wall of a cabin, if you wish.

If you wish to contribute at least $ 1000, please click here or Donate via Paypal.

If you like to be a matching donor in 2021, please let us know.

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General donations

The total cost of the phase two is $ 2.8 million. The building cost of the 18 cabins amount to about half of the total. The balance is for building the access road and the internal roads, the concrete platforms to support the wooden frame, bringing water and electricity form the main road,  photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the villa, a water tank with a pump house, septic tanks and discharge, etc.

If you wish to donate towards the total cost, please click here or Donate via Paypal.

Paypal donations

(One time or Recurring) If you wish to donate through PayPal, please click here.

Check and wire donations

If you wish to donate with a check (US), please write the check out to “SBI” and in the memo write for “CCR” and mail the check to:

P.O.Box 3573
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

For wire transfer, please email for instructions.