Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 23rd, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 2, Part 8 of 15 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: Any suggestions or counsel on the state change of my leg falling asleep constantly? CTT: Well you can worry about how you’re probably going to die from it. (Laughter) But I […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 22nd, 2009

Recently the ITP faculty attended a workshop that emphasized that students feel more comfortable and work more effectively in courses where they understand the instructor’s philosophy of teaching from the beginning, so here, in a nutshell, is mine. I always thought I was very lucky and blessed to be able to go to college and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 21st, 2009

Yesterday was the graduation ceremony of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), where I teach part time in my semi-retirement. It was very inspiring to see dozen of students receiving their PhD degrees, ready to go out into the world and marry the best of psychology with a sincere appreciation of our spiritual potentials. ITP […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 19th, 2009

I’m coining a word here. Pass it around if you like it. Neuroglamorizing. Noun. The hyping of ordinary speech by the use of frequent but superfluous terms relating to the brain and brain functioning. Instead of talking about becoming less fearful, for example, you make it sound like your understanding is much deeper and very […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 15th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 2, Part 7 of 15 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: The second thing I wondered about was that I definitely have a state change happen. It does seem to be consistent that the more I focus my breath the more I […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 10th, 2009

For some years now there’s been a stooped, gloomy looking old woman walking past my house once a day. She’s always dressed the same in a way that’s odd by most standards, and she never speaks to anyone. Without having any real reason, I slowly developed an “instinctive” dislike of her. I say “instinctive” because […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 8th, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 2, Part 6 of 15 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I had two things that I was wondering about. The first one is, when I was watching my breath at one time, it was like I could see inside my breath. […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 6th, 2009

I’m pleased with the way this blog is developing. You folks are contributing thoughtful ideas and comments, being open, being considerate of one another….who could ask for more? I haven’t really advertised the existence of this blog to my list yet, I’ve been too busy to get around to it, but I think I will […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 1st, 2009

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 2, Part 5 of 15 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: How about other kinds of difficulties? Yes. Student: Not a difficulty so much, but a question about what you’re saying. How might one discern the difference between a relatively quiet mind […]

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