Course Introduction to the Contemplative Creative Science

Origins, Practices, and Integration in Mental Health



This online course will take you on a theoretical and experiential journey into the foundations of Contemplative Science and Arts (CSA) from Eastern Asian Buddhist origins and practices with its integration in Western culture and mental health.

Contemplative Science (CS) and Contemplative Arts (CA) are the foundations of the Contemplative Creative Science (CCS) theoretical framework. It is informed by traditional Eastern Asian Buddhism and “Buddhist Modernism” (McMahan, 2008), and the latest research-based on contemplative science and contemplative arts, Buddhist psychology, mindfulness- and compassion-based therapies, and neuroscience. This course is theoretical and experiential.

*It is a recommended introductory course to understand contemplative science and arts and how it has been assimilated into western culture, western psychology, and psychotherapy. And to continue into CCS training programs. 

The CSA course is required to continue with the following programs:

Level 1 - CEMT (Contemplative Embodied Mind Training)

Level 2 - CCP (Contemplative Creative Psychotherapy)

Level 3 - CCBT (Contemplative Creative Biotherapy)

Course Curriculum 

1.    Introduction to Eastern Asian Dharma & Buddhism, Meditation. 

2.    Learn about Dharma Arts practices in Selected Eastern Asian Cultures.

3.    Cross-cultural Integration of Contemplative Science in Western Cultures.

4.    Explore the Contemplative Creative Science (CCS) Framework and Theory.

5.    CCS Embodied Mind Training Programs & Contemplative Creative Therapies.

6.    Actively Engage in Contemplation and Meditation Practices.

This course is designed for health professionals, therapists, coaches, educators, caregivers, and anyone in a helping profession interested in integrating mindfulness meditation practice, contemplative creative approach, and interventions.

*No artistic or meditation experience is needed to attend this course.

A list of art materials will be available for this online course. 

**This course is not a substitute for professional training in Buddhist psychology, psychotherapy, contemplative psychotherapy, creative art therapies, and contemplative arts disciplines.

The CSA introduction course will be offered periodically throughout the year.

If you are interested in the upcoming training, please contact us at



*Winter 2021*

March 23 & 30, 2021,

03:00 pm to 07:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DURATION: 8 Hours 


FEE: $150



*Spring 2021*

April 21 & 28, 2021,

03:00 pm to 07:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Online (Zoom)

DURATION: 8 Hours 


FEE: $150


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