The Australian Contemplative Observatory

The Centre for Contemplative Research (CCR) in Tuscany


Santa Barbara Institute has now reached its fundraising goal for Phase 1! All the funds needed to purchase the Castellina Marittima property and the adjacent home have been raised.

The acquisition of these two properties will be a great step forward to creating the centre itself and to realizing our dream of establishing a facility where highly trained contemplatives and scientists will collaborate to fathom the nature and potentials of the human mind. It is our aspiration to do all we can to catalyze a renaissance in contemplative inquiry and a revolution in the mind sciences, and your enthusiastic support is crucial to enabling us to realizing this dream.

Many thanks to all who have already contributed.

The next phase 2 will be fundraising for the construction of the cabins for the contemplatives. 

Donations may be made online, by cheque or by bank transfer on the SBI website here. Please email if you want to make a wire transfer.


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