Wednesday, May 20, 2009


December 15-23, 2009

Please join Dr. Miles Neale on a Meditation and Yoga pilgrimage to the Matchu Picchu and the sacred lands of the Inkas in the South of Peru. The dates of the trip are December 15-23, 2009.

Join Dr. Miles Neals, a Contemplative Psychotherapist in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, for 10 days of pilgrimage retreat in the Matchu Picchu region. Our trip is a pilgrimage inwards aided by daily journeys to sacred sites. Our pilgrimage will take us to some of the most sacred and most magnificent natural sites in the South of Peru. We will journey to the most-magnificent Machu Picchu sanctuary, the Inka sacred valley, and hike through archeological ruins. We will participate in guided group meditations and Buddhist teachings. We will also enjoy daily Yoga practices under the guidance of Yoga teacher Emily Wolf, M.Ed, Ph.D. cand., and we will also meet and converse with local Indigenous Shamans.

We will travel to enjoy incredible natural sites and visit the people who still make those mountains, rivers, and valleys their home. We will take daily trips to special sites in the Cuzco region, learn the deeper meanings of their Indigenous archeological ruins, hike mountains and parks, participate in indigenous spiritual practices and tour the region and its incredible wonders.

Please review the application and registration forms in this site. For more information please write the tour operators: Community Development Partners For The Americas, LLC, at and/or call 914-439-7731.
(Tour operations for the Dr. Miles Neale Retreat and Tour are organized by CDPA, Community Development Partners For The Americas, and The Martin Buber Institute For Dialogical Ecology: Hune Margulies, Ph.D., Director, For all questions related to the trip you may contact Hune directly by writing to



Contemplative Journey to the Sacred Sites of Peru

Namaste Friends,

Please join us on a contemplative journey to the sacred sites of Peru. This is a unique opportunity to combine world travel, spiritual practice and social-engagement. Our destinations include the old Inca capital of Cusco and the Inca's Sacred Valley, and culminate in the wonder-of-the-world sanctuary of Matchu Picchu. Along the way we will meet with local peoples, dialogue with shamans about their ancestral wisdom and engage in a social service project to build lasting ties with the indigenous community.

The core of our sojourn involves contemplative practice facilitated by daily, guided meditations, yoga and spiritual teachings conducted in and around sites of mystical power and unimaginable landscapes. Emily Wolf, Ph.D. candidate is a psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor will lead our daily yoga practice. My aim is to teach the Buddhist art and
science of inner peace and happiness, while we engage in culturally conscious, mutually enriching and sustainable foreign travel. The trip is suitable for all levels of practitioner, from beginners eager to start a meditation practice to those seasoned yogis looking to expand their horizons and put their yoga into action.

The trip is organized by Dr. Hune Margulies, the Director of the Community Development Partners for Americas (CDPA). Dr. Margulies has organized community and economic
development projects and led tours to indigenous and rural areas of Latin America for study, cultural, solidarity and ecological purposes for over 20 years. Dr. Margulies has kindly invited me to lead the contemplative portion of our journey, while he manages logistics. His sensitivity to cultural preservation and social justice throughout the region coupled with his
expertise in tour operations were the reasons I agreed to lead this tour. Together I am confident we can provide an unforgettable journey.

As part of our sustainable travel, a portion of the proceeds from the excursion will go towards much needed supplies and labor for the service project that we will assist with while in Peru.

The trip will run from December 15 to December 23, including two days of travel and eight nights on the ground in Peru, features the following activities.

• Morning yoga and guided meditation
• Buddhist teachings and discussion conducted at sacred sites
• Visit to the old city of Cusco
• Two days to explore and meditate at wondrous Matchu Picchu
• Tour of the ancient Inca power places of the Sacred Valley
• Visit and communal meal with an indigenous community
• Day of service for a local community
• Meeting and practices with local shamans
• Indigenous arts and crafts workshop
• Hikes to view-sites and awe-inspiring landscape
• Indigenous music and dance presentation
• Cultural and Archeological tour in the capital city of Lima
• Opportunities for shopping and leisure activities

The cost of the trip will be USD $2,385, and includes:

• Round trip flight Lima-Cusco.
• Eight nights hotel, 3-4 star accommodations.
• All internal transfers and ground transportation.
• Three daily meals and snacks.
• Round trip Cusco-Matchu Picchu.
• All group cultural, archaeological and entrainment activities.
• All other group tours and tour guides as needed.
• A financial contribution to a specific indigenous social-service project
in Peru.

The trip does not include:
• International round trip flight to Lima, Peru
• Passport taxes and airport fees

I very much hope that you can join us on this marvelous and unique journey to Peru. We aspire to create a multi-dimensional travel experience, complementing extraordinary sightseeing with contemplative practice, social service and cultural exchange. Ultimately, you should return home from this adventure with much more than photographs and memories, rather a set of practices for continued balance of mind and body as well as a restored sense of human connection and possibility.

May we all think of benefiting others,

Dr. Miles Neale

Contemplative Leader:
Miles Neale, Psy.D., LMHC
Faculty, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Faculty, Tibet House, US

Operations and Logistics:
Hune Margulies, Ph.D.
President, Community Development Partners for the Americas (CDPA)
Director, The Martin Buber Institute for Dialogical Ecology

Yoga Instruction:
Emily Wolf, M.Ed, Ph.D. cand.
Faculty, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Instructor, New York Yoga


DR. MILES NEALE RETREAT AND TOUR: December 15-23, 2009. The South of Peru, Cuzco region and the Marchu Picchu
(Tour Operations through Community Development Partners For The Americas, LLC)


December 15-23, 2009


$2,385.00/person- Double Occupancy (single rooms may be available on an optional basis with a price differential). Price includes flight from Lima to Cusco, lodging, 3 daily meals, all transfers and transportation to group activities, all activities lead by Dr. Mileas Neale and Emily Wolf, all city tours, and all cultural, ecological, spiritual and touring activities.

To submit your registration materials please copy, paste and email the information below (or print and mail) to our trip organizers: Dr. Hune Margulies at Phone: 914-439-7731.


1. Please sign and return this complete application and registration forms via e-mail to
2. Print this entire application, include a check with your deposit in the amount of $250.00 and return to CDPA: 203 Rockingstone Avenue. Larchmont, NY 10538.
3. Attach to this application a photocopy of the picture page of your passport and a copy of your health insurance card, back and front.

Part I: Personal Information

Full Name:
email address:
Date of Birth:
Gender :
Home Address:
City: State: Zip code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Emergency email:
Fax :
Work Phone:
web site:
Country of Residence:
Place of Birth:
Passport Number:
Passport Expiration:
Health Insurance Carrier:
Name of insured:
Policy Number:

Optional Questions to get to know you better...

What is your spiritual practice? (if you have one):

Please provide us with a brief explanation as to special circumstances or concerns: (special diets, health issues, disabilities, etc.). Please describe in detail. All information is strictly confidential and it will be used solely for the purpose of arranging for special services as needed.

➢ Do you know Spanish?

➢ Need Special Diets?

➢ Taking Medications?

➢ Allergies?

➢ Other Health Issues?

➢ Disabilities?

Part II: Financial information:

Method of payment: Check, Money Order, Cash. Make checks payable to: Community Development Partners For the Americas, LLC. 203 Rockingstone Avenue. Larchmont, NY 10538. 914-439-7731.

Part III: Instructions:

Total Cost: The cost of the Tour Program is $2,385.00. Double Occupancy (single rooms may be available on an optional basis with a price differential). Price includes flight from Lima to Cusco, lodging, 3 daily meals, all transfers and transportation to group activities, all activities lead by Dr. Mileas Neale and Emily Wolf, all city tours, and all cultural, ecological, spiritual and touring activities. Price does not include airport taxes.

Payments: A deposit in the amount of $250.00 must accompany this application. Deposits and payments must be made within schedule to insure space in the program and to avoid late penalty charges. Optional choices are not included.

Cancellations: Depending on airline, hotels, buses and other supplier’s policies. After receipt of application a voucher for your deposit will be issued and e-mailed.

Please Make all checks payable to: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS FOR THE AMERICAS. 203 Rockingstone Avenue. Larchmont, NY 10538, USA. Tel: 914-833-7787 / 914-439-7731. Email: .

Waiver and Release

Release executed on the___day of __________ , 200 __ , by ________________ (the 'Traveler Releasor') , resident of__________________________________________to Dr. Mileas Neale and CDPA (the 'Releasee').

I, the Releasor, in consideration of my participation in the Dr. Miles Neale Retreat December 15-23, 2009, and run and/or operated by the Releasee, waive, release, and discharge the Releasee and CDPA , its owners, officers, directors, employees, members, agents, assigns, legal representatives and successors, and all business associates and partners involved in the presentation of the above noted activity and each of them their owners, officers and employees, and any other people officially connected with this event from all liability for or by reason of any damage, loss or injury to person and property, even injury resulting in the death of the Releasor, which has been or may be sustained in consequence of the Releasor's participation in the activity described above, and notwithstanding that such damage, loss or injury may have been caused solely or partly by the negligence of the Releasee. I am aware of the risks of participation. I understand that participation in this program is strictly voluntary and I freely choose to participate. I understand that the Releasee does not provide medical coverage for me. I verify that I will be responsible for any medical costs I incur as a result of my participation

Name of Traveler:

Signature of Traveler

Name of Traveler
Signature of Traveler


Miles Neale, PsyD, LMHC is a New York state licensed psychotherapist integrating Buddhist contemplative science into his clinical and consulting practice. Dr. Neale is of mixed British and Turkish heritage, born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, and has travelled extensively throughout the world. He is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and conducted his Master’s research on the health benefits of mindfulness meditation at New York University's Gallatin Program for Individualized Study. Dr. Neale completed his psychology predoctoral internship and postdoctoral psychoanalytic training at the Fifth Avenue Center for Counselling and Psychotherapy in New York City.

Since 1998, Dr. Neale studied clinical applications of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with his mentor Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD, a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Columbia trained Buddhist scholar, and Founding Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. He has also been greatly influenced by preeminent Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, PhD and Buddhist psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein, MD both of whom he studied with at Tibet House, New York.

Beginning in 1996, Dr. Neale studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation while living for extended periods of time in traditional monastic settings in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He has received training from the late Insight meditation masters Godwin Samararatne and Anagarika Munidra and well as the renowned Tibetan masters Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Gelek Rinpoche. For more on Dr. Neale’s teachers and influences see his Inspiration page.

In addition to his integrative East/West training and clinical expertise, Dr. Neale has taught contemplative education programs in prestigious university hospitals such as Harvard, Columbia, Cornell and Albert Einstein. He is currently a teaching faculty member of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and Tibet House, consults on the design and implementation of meditation programs with clinics, hospitals and businesses, and offers lectures and workshops through his various affiliations in the New York metropolitan area. In his spare time, Dr. Neale enjoys world travel, hatha yoga, and playing with his bulldogs.