About CCCS / CSCC
What is the Centre for Contemplative Creative Science (CCCS)?
CCCS is an educational hub with workshops, courses, and coming programs developed to focus on embodied mind training and the innovative model of contemplative creative therapy (CCT) and its creative specializations. CCCS is informed by traditional Indo-Tibetan and Japanese Zen Dharma, Dharma arts, and “Buddhist Modernism” (McMahan). We offer multimodal and holistic contemplative creative training based on Buddhist and Western psychologies with the latest research on contemplative science, mindfulness, compassion, and meditation-based interventions on the embodied mind fueled by the joint mission to address and transform global mental health and wellness need.
At CCCS, we seek to bridge contemplative wisdom, creativity and science to foster and disseminate knowledge, practices and modes of living that actualize liberating patterns of thought, emotions and behaviour. These new patterns break us out of the habits that continuously cause pain and suffering and reorient us in empowering ways. Our workshops and courses aim to nourish lives at the physiological, psychological, and spiritual levels by making accessible the wisdom that has transformed lives for thousands of years in Buddhist traditions and Western psychology to develop new ways of living.
AUTHENTICITY, CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, COMPASSION, TOLERANCE, INCLUSION, INTERDEPENDENCE.
Defining Contemplative Creative Science
Loizzo (2023), during the opening of the Embodied Philosophy’s conference on “Embodied Brain - Yoga, Neuroplasticity, and the New Scientific Paradigm,” said: I think something incredibly exciting is happening in the convergence between science and spirituality or science and contemplative practice that's allowing us, finally, to really approach the mind in a much more robust, and authentic way (p.1-13). [This is a] new multidisciplinary science of mind, the meeting between contemplative approaches or experiential approaches to the mind and modern science.
Contemplative Creative Science (CCS) is a branch of Contemplative Science and Psychotherapy, according to Nalanda Institute and Mind and Life Institute and Research. Contemplative creative science is a discipline of first-person, subjective internal and external inquiry (CCR 2021*) into the embodied mind and its multiple layers of experience of reality and interconnection with other beings, life on this planet, and beyond. CCS utilizes multimodal contemplative creative and bio-based methods and practices to cultivate attention, mindfulness, compassion, insight, and introspection to observe cognitive functions, content and projections directly and their impacts on functioning in relationship with self, other humans and beings, the planet, and the universe at large (Ates, 2022).
*Center for Contemplative Research (2021), What is Contemplative Science? Retrieved from: https://centerforcontemplativeresearch.org/contemplative-science/what-is-contemplative-science/
Defining Contemplative Creative Therapy (CCT)
Contemplative creative therapy (CCT) is an innovative model incorporating Buddhist and Western psychologies, contemplative arts, art psychotherapy, and bio-psycho-spiritual approaches.