The Center for Contemplative Research is a project of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, a non-profit entity. It is managed by the Fondazione per la Ricerca Contemplativa (Foundation for Contemplative Research) which is an emanation of The Santa Barbara Institute for Contemplative Studies.
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 15 cabins. This in-depth study of the human consciousness, something never accomplished before, will happen depending on your generosi Thank you.
The total cost of the phase two is US$ 2 million. This cost includes: the building of 15 fully equipped cabins, each measuring 45 sqm, and all infrastructures such as the access road and the internal roads, the foundations to support the wooden frame, bringing water and electricit form the main road, photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the villa, a water tank with a pump house, septic tanks with discharge and the creation of an ecological garden.

How to donate

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

  • Bank account
    Beneficiary : Fondazione per la Ricerca Contemplativa
    Intesa San Paolo Bank
    IBAN : IT27 K030 6909 6061 0000 0170 616
    Swift : BCITITMM

Thank you!