Wednesday, May 20, 2009


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.