Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 30th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 2 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: How was that for you? Any interesting reports? You look happy. Student: Yeah. I feel good. I feel present in my body. CTT: Good. Student: I noticed that when I was […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 21st, 2010

Something that’s been on my mind off and on for years, so I’m sending this question about it to Shinzen Young, a fabulous meditation teacher…. Just left you a phone message.  To preview what’s puzzling me – I’m a writer, and it helps me to get things out on paper – it’s the idea I’ve […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 18th, 2010

I recently received a most surprising email from a young man from abroad, I’ll call him Aaron, regarding my recent book, The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together. He wanted my permission to pirate it! Here’s his email, and my response. Interesting…. name: Aaron email: topic: Piracy […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 1 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: A couple classes ago, I talked about an aspect of meditation practice, or spiritual practice in general, that I don’t usually talk about because it felt more personal; and yet it […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 7th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 18 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: So what’s the reason why you enlighten people? CTT: It’s a friendship act. That’s all. Student: Yes. Why would an enlightened person not say that they were enlightened? Because you keep […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 7th, 2010

For the past week I have been reading a ms. (the current working title is Straight Talk) sent me by P. M. H. Atwater, what is to be her final (and very big!) book on her years of investigations of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs). Atwater is a leading independent scholar in this area, and I’ve enjoyed […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 17 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: But let’s throw in one more factor here that’s important, especially since so many of us are going to become clinicians, and that’s projection and transference reactions. Every one of us […]

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