Meet Dr. Miles Neale

Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy. He is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. His lectures, free podcasts and YouTube videos have moved a wide audience, expressing ancient Buddhist principals and practices in a modern, accessible and impassioned way.


Dr. Neale co-directs Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy for health-care professionals, educators and yoga teachers, offered in New York City with satellite programs worldwide as well as online. He is coeditor and contributor to the groundbreaking volume ‘Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy’ (Rutledge, 2017). Miles’ forthcoming book ‘Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human’ (Sounds True, 2018) critiques modern materialistic culture and explores the Tibetan Buddhist art and neuroscience of visualization.

"Mind the gap between your automatic impulses from evolution which will carry you along the trajectory of more threat and danger, to the best part of our nature that is: caring, problem solving, free thinking and creative.”

– -Dr. Miles Neale

“The single most important factor in determining the quality of our experience—either misery or happiness—is the mind. Therefore, the single most important investment of our time and energy in this life is the cultivation of the mind towards awakening.”

– -Dr. Miles Neale

Mind the gap: Conciously Directing Evolution

"You could choose to stay connective, you could choose to share your feelings, you could choose to work collaboratively, you could choose to stay calm and you could choose to excess your problem solving mind. All of these things will help you far more effectively than your fight-flight instinct.

Every human being has the ability to connect, to solve problems and be more creative.

You have to be willing and eager to experience this.
It doesn't come by itself, but requires practice."

Hero’s Journey by Miles Neale

At the intersection of psychotherapy, contemplative practices, and ancient mythology lies a latent human endeavor — A hero’s journey of healing, awakening and global transformation.

Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale traces the steps of the universal monomyth, guiding you through the major milestone of the hero's path, from answering the call to adventure, slaying your demon, finding the treasure and returning to the world with the elixir.

Be called upon and moved to begin your own epic journey of a lifetime. Become what you were always meant to be, a hero that saves the world.

Join us for a life
of Inner Peace