Samadhi is a refuge; an invitation for you to realize your capacity for growth and development. Suffering obscures this, but does not make it less true. Now more than ever, the world needs us to recognize the precious opportunity in this lifetime to elevate human consciousness.
The world needs you to awaken to your true nature.
You are a seeker. You're inspired by connection and finding deeper meaning. Beyond achievements, desires, trials, and sorrows- the "stuff" of daily life, you sense there is lasting equanimity and peace.
Whether you've begun to discover the insights that arise with the practice of meditation and you want to go further, or you want to move beyond the old narratives that no longer serve you, the intersection of psychology and dharma provides the scaffolding for growth.
The teachings of the Buddha reveal a path to escaping the noise and suffering of attachments, while the expansive work of Western psychology offers a way to process and move through the obstacles on that path. Samadhi Integral offers you the opportunity to explore all of this in a supportive community and therapeutic relationship.The difficulty we see most often in our work with students is a lack of guidance and consistency. There is no end to the self-help books, talks, podcasts, and "retreats" available to the seeker, but the teaching- the relationship, is absent. The student fails to progress; not for lack of commitment, but rather, lack of guided support. Since 2003, Samadhi Integral has been part of a worldwide movement that spans traditions, with a collective commitment to the future and evolution of all beings. Previously located in Newton, Massachusetts from 2005-2017, we recently moved in order to focus our attention on spreading the dharma in all directions through national and international outreach. This global view allows us to bring the teachings more directly into the communities where our sanghas are growing and thriving. As a nomadic dharma village, our mission is to offer integrative, developmental therapy, psycho-education, and Tibetan Buddhist teachings to support our students and do our part in raising human consciousness.
Together we are developing a new path which embraces the preciousness of the body, our relationships with others, this earth, and our daily lives.
About the Founders...
Nicole Churchill is a board certified Music Therapist, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and expressive movement facilitator. She earned her BA from Berklee College of Music, and her Masters from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Prior to founding Samadhi, Nicole spent 15 years as a management education consultant with expertise in experiential learning. She has advised and led clients through the design of human change initiatives and transformational educational experiences. She is a seasoned facilitator who loves to help her students dive deep into all phases of the human learning experience.
Born in London, England, John's interest in meditative and contemplative studies began as a teenager. In his twenties, he joined Samye Ling Kagyu Monastery in Scotland where he began his studies in the Mahayana and Mahamudra traditions. John earned his BA at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, and has completed graduate studies at the New England School of Acupuncture. John has been the understudy to Dr. Daniel Brown, the senior teacher, originator, and translator of the Pointing Out Way, since 2006. In 2012, Dr. Brown authorized John as a teacher in the tradition. John will complete his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Spring of 2018.
John Churchill, PsyD (c), Founder
Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC, Founder
Trinity Churchill, Jedi in Training
Bodhi Churchill, Jedi in Training