Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 25th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 8 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: You can only handle as much pleasure as you can pain. CTT: Sounds like a cool idea. I have no idea whether it’s true. Student: But I mean, it seems like […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 20th, 2010

While reviewing some correspondence with my friend and colleague, Etzel Cardena, Professor at Lund University in Sweden and now one of the leading investigators of altered states of consciousness, I found he had asked me to write a little about how I got into parapsychologial research. As I don’t know if what I wrote him […]

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

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 7 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Now this point you bring up about state of being is really a very important one, and it’s very hard to talk about adequately. We can talk about, say, personality. We […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 17th, 2010

For several years I’ve been a member of an organization of “spiritual leaders” devoted to the question of developing a trans-traditional spirituality that would be more suitable to our time. Why me? I’m not a “spiritual leader,” but I think I’m their token scientist with a clear interest in spirituality. A serious question was asked […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 16th, 2010

My recent interview on the Buddhist Geeks web radio show (www.buddhistgeeks.com), noting scientific evidence for a Buddhist idea like reincarnation, has resulted in some spirited comments on their website. I think my response to these, dealing with the nature of science and whether there is really scientific evidence for something like reincarnation or whether science […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 5th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 6 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: In the New Age-y interpretation they talk about, “Oh yeah, you need to stop rushing around doing and start being.” And then, well, what does that mean? Sitting still? And it […]

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