Getting Big: Essential Ideas for the Contemplative Journey

A Community Discussion & Farewell Event with Dr. Winston McCullough

Wednesday, April 28th 5:30-7pm PDT

This event has concluded, please view the recording below!

Dr. Winston McCullough made his way to Corvallis, along with his family, 17 years ago - bringing with him several decades of contemplative study and practice. Throughout the years, Winston has generously shared his experience, music, wisdom, and the profoundly encouraging insights of positive psychology through various community programs including Seeing Jesus Through Eastern Eyes and Paths to Happiness -- which created momentum for the Contemplative Studies Initiative outreach program. In 2013, Dr. McCullough, Dr. James Blumenthal, and Dr. John Edwards collaborated to conceive CSI and the vision that would follow. As Winston and his wife Andrea's three children grow into adulthood, they'll embark on new adventures with a move to Colorado this summer. During the virtual event, Dr. McCullough will discuss the essential lessons of his contemplative career, including the concept of "getting big" -- or expanding one's perspective and sphere of concern. The latter half of the event will be an opportunity for Q&A, community discussion, and a time to give a hearty farewell to our friend, teacher and colleague. 

Winston McCullough has two masters degrees and a PhD in psychology from NYU and has worked in industry for 30 years as an industrial/organizational psychologist and director of communications and employee benefit programs. He taught for several years at Columbia University and teaches currently at Oregon State University, including courses such as Positive Psychology, Psychology of Meditation, World Religions, and Great Figures: Jesus and Buddha. Winston has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism and yoga for several decades, is well educated in ancient Tibetan Buddhist scriptures and has studied deeply with prominent Tibetan Buddhist Lamas at Sera Mey Monastery in India. Dr. McCullough also completed an in-depth course of personal study reflecting a Christian seminary curriculum under the guidance of Marcus Borg. Winston has led hundreds of Buddhist courses and meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for the past 20 years, and he preaches an occasional Sunday sermon. First and foremost, Winston is a loving husband and father to three amazing children, and he is a grateful and happy man.