Future Life Institute conducts scientific research which provides humankind with greater knowledge and understanding of consciousness and future lives.
Future Life Institute has formulated genetic engineering strategies for creating permanent higher states of consciousness. Although this idea sounds incredible, if you have been following the "CRISPR" revolution in genetic engineering, you will understand why it could be feasible with current technology.
In the near future, you may be able to choose the flavor of meditative state you want - Zen, Vipassana, Mindfulness, Concentration, Loving Kindness - and take a gene therapy pill to optimize your brain for the state you selected. You will remain in that state until you take a second gene therapy pill to reverse the change.
Since genetic engineering changes are permanent until reversed, you could remain in higher consciousness for weeks, months, or years. Theoretically, you could live the rest of your life in expanded awareness.