“Since there is no escaping the matrix of our interdependence with others, we should strive for their happiness as much as our own.” – Dr. Miles Neale


  • Spiritual Bypassing: The Only Way Out Is Through

    Spiritual Bypassing: The Only Way Out Is Through

    Spiritual Bypassing is a term coined by psychologist John Welwood in the 1980’s to describe a prevalent tendency among spiritual practitioners to use philosophical concepts and copntemplative practices to avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, traumatic wounds, and unmet developmental needs. … Continue reading

  • McMindfulness


    Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale first coined the term ‘McMindfulness’ during his interview for Shambhala Sun Space (2010) titled Frozen Yoga and McMindfulness: A Critical Perspective on the Mainstreaming of Contemplative Practice. Miles followed up this interview with a more … Continue reading

  • Guided Healing Meditations

    Guided Healing Meditations

    Dr. Neale offers a selection of guided healing meditations to address a range of medical and clinical issues. Note these were recorded live and are not studio quality. “Safety, Abundance and Connectivity” reverses threat-based paralysis, scarcity-based grasping, and shame-based alienation. … Continue reading

  • Karma, Trauma and Psychotherapy

    Karma, Trauma and Psychotherapy

    In this lecture to contemplative psychotherapists in training, Dr. Neale presents and demistifies the traditional Tibetan Buddhist model of karma theory, maps it against a current model of psychological trauma, and explains how psychotherapy and meditation can be integrated into … Continue reading

  • Spiritual Awakening NOT Spiritual Bypassing

    Spiritual Awakening NOT Spiritual Bypassing

    From the White House to Wall Street, from celebrity yoga teachers to professional athletes, it seems no one is immune to the Icarus syndrome. Overlooking our human limitations in an attempt to reach perfection can have dire consequences. As a culture we … Continue reading

  • Wisdom & Compassion in Buddhist Psychotherapy

    Wisdom & Compassion in Buddhist Psychotherapy

    Wisdom and Compassion form the basis of the path to transformation in Mahayana Buddhism.  How does the ancient contemplative science of India and Tibet influence contemporary psychotherapy? In this lecture, Dr. Neale discusses his clinical approach to working with patients … Continue reading