Touching the Earth: The Neuroscience of Natural Awakening (1.25CR)

What is the relationship between Buddhist practice, neuroscience, our embodiment and the Earth? Inspiring and thought-provoking meditation teacher Ralph De La Rosa explores some of the modern neuroscience research and what it illuminates about our experience connecting to our home.


  • some stories about the historical Buddha.
  • cutting edge research in the area of neuroscience and how it relates to meditation practice.
  • key Buddhist concepts, terms, and insights.
  • INCLUDES: meditation practices.

Touching the Earth: The Neuroscience of Natural Awakening

The Buddha taught that truth and liberation are to be found not in complex philosophies, but rather in our bodies, each other, and in the natural world around us. More recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience have not only confirmed this truth, but have helped further the conversation. In this talk, we will explore the origin story of the Buddha's enlightenment, the implications it contains for our own personal journeys, and what neuroscience has to say in concert about the unfolding process of our own conscious evolution. We will also explore techniques for bringing these theories into direct experience through meditation.

A Little about Ralph De La Rosa...

Ralph De La Rosa is a heart centered psychotherapist, meditation instructor, writer, and transformative life coach. In 2008, he founded Rebel Heart Meditation, a weekly class that blends meditation, psychology, and neuroscience, to form discussion about the transformative potential of our messy modern lives. Ralph also teaches at MNDFL, NYC's premier drop-in meditation studio, and with Susan Piver's online community, the Open Heart Project.

His work has appeared in Elephant Journal, GQ, Women's Health, Wanderlust, TimeOut NY, AFAR Magazine, New York Yoga + Life Magazine, and Refinery 29.

Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 within the bhakti yoga tradition and became a student of Amma (Mata Amritananda Mayi) in 2000. He began studying Buddhism in 2005 and holds vows within the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.

Ralph currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry.

Your investment for this masterclass is $27. 
1.25 Embodied Philosophy Credits will be applied to your account. For information about the Wisdom Training Accreditation, go here.

The masterclass runs for about 75 minutes. You will have instant and ongoing access to the online recording so you can watch it whenever you want, how often you want.


If you're new to online workshops, don't worry, it's very easy. It's just like any workshop, except on video and online.

After you submit your payment, you’ll be sent an email with the link to the masterclass website page. There you can watch the workshop and will be given an option to download the video to your personal wisdom library. You don’t need any special software or equipment. You can watch the workshop streaming online, but if you don't have an excellent wifi connection, it will be best to download the video before viewing. 


“Ralph's insightful and heartfelt teachings have really captivated and inspired me in my practice.”   Ginger

“I really appreciate Ralph's attempts at integrating modern neuroscience into discussions about Buddhist philosophy. Very refreshing." - Carlos

“I love these offerings! So nice to have access to such thoughtful teachings when you live in a place as remote as I do.” – John


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Ralph's talk is part of a 15-hr series exploring the teachings of Buddhism. Save 50% by purchasing all eleven videos today. 

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