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

A course I teach at ITP, Mindfulness, and material on mindfulness in life I have written about in three books (Waking Up; Living the Mindful Life; and Mind Science), is designed to introduce our graduate students to the two basic kinds of formal meditation practice, concentrative meditation and insight (vipassana) meditation, and to bring increased […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 26th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 15 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I think I agree with what everyone said, and there’s also a thing about worrying about losing something. That I’ve had this and I know if I don’t do something I’m […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 26th, 2010

Recently I asked my old friend and leading transpersonal psychologist Arthur Deikman to look over the draft of an article I will be submitting to the journal Subtle Energies, based on my Presidential address earlier this year for ISSSEEM  (The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine), where I advocate that […]

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

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 14 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: So would it be hurtful, though, or pathological to do what Bob was talking about and really glean from that experience what seemed to be a significant portion of truth there, […]

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

Charles T. Tart [Clarifications: As some people have drawn some conclusions about this relatively raw data that I didn’t intend it to be relevant for, let me add some clarifications.  The basic way people were questioned about enlightenment was about their personal hopes and expectations, including ones that were illogical, irrational, childish, etc., to get […]

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PEP

Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 15th, 2010

Some of you may enjoy the new acronym/phrase I submitted to the online Urban Dictionary today… PEP is the acronym for Psychological Empowerment Process.  I intend it to replace the word “placebo,” which, while perhaps originally neutral, now has the connotation that there are people (patients) so dumb that they show physiological responses to a […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 12th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 13 of 17 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I was thinking about something. I guess it actually ties in all the stuff we’ve been talking about in states of being, and I have an interesting problem along these lines. […]

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