Miles Neale

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Miles Neale, PsyD, is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy. He is Assistant Director of Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science where he develops and teaches programs based on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, neuroscience, and psychotherapy. Dr. Neale is also Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice where he sees meditators, yogis and those interested in well-being and spiritual development without spiritual bypassing and Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical Center where he where he teaches and researches the clinical applications and health benefits of meditation.

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Dr. Neale has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, a masters degree in meditation research from NYU and has spent the last twenty years studying Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with preeminent American Buddhist scholars Joseph Loizzo and Robert Thurman and Tibetan masters Gelek Rinpoche and Lama Zopa.

Recently, he co-edited and contributed his authorship to the ground-breaking volume Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (2017) and is currently co-developer and core faculty member for Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program, training health-care professionals across all disciplines within Nalanda’s revolutionary vision and methodology. He is also the director of the Institute’s Sustainable Happiness Program. Dr. Neale is also perusing research and development of a Tibetan Buddhist inspired, visualization-based virtual reality program for altruistic leadership and global impact.

Assistant Director: Nalanda Institute. Director: Sustainable Happiness. Core Faculty: Sustainable Happiness, Contemplative Psychotherapy, Compassion-Based Resilience Training.