The world needs you to awaken to your true nature...
Since 2003, Samadhi Integral has been part of a worldwide movement that spans traditions, with a collective commitment to the evolution of all beings. Located in Newton, Massachusetts from 2005-2017, today, our headquarters are located in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Our mission is to offer integrative, developmental therapy, psycho-education, and Tibetan Buddhist teachings to support our students and contribute to raising human consciousness.
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.
Samadhi is an invitation...
for you to realize your capacity for growth and development. Basic human suffering often obscures this by clouding our ability to know our true nature moment to moment. Now more than ever, the world needs us to wake up and recognize the precious opportunity in this lifetime to elevate human consciousness.
Why is it so hard?
The difficulty we often see with students is a prior lack of guidance and consistency. The student is eager to learn, yet fails to progress; not for lack of commitment, but rather, lack of guided support. 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 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 relationship with a supportive community and therapeutic setting.
"Right livelihood is reflecting our loving-kindness and compassion in the way we earn our living. It is nurturing and caring for others in our work."
John Churchill, MA, Lic.Ac.
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.
Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC
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.