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.

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.

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.


Paypal donations

(One time or Recurring) If you wish to donate through PayPal.