Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 27th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 9 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: Is that where the subpersonalities come in? And do we maybe need to acknowledge it and then let it go? I wonder. Student: So you have to be somebody before you […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 22nd, 2010

I will be offering a basic parapsychology class online for the first time at ITP in the Winter quarter of 2011.  For those who are interested in a good reading list on parapsychology or an idea of what my course is like, I have included a shortened (leaving out stuff about writing standards for student […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 19th, 2010

My main regret about this blog is that I have so many irons in the fire, so many things I want and need to write about, that I seldom have time to respond to your comments. So many of your comments are really good, showing deep thought and bringing relevant experience to expanding various topics […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 19th, 2010

Lately I’m finding it useful to think of myself (and others) as “intention fields,” intermeshed sets of intentions, some reinforcing, some contradictory, that certainly control the way my mind functions, including the way I perceive reality and perhaps, to some extent, the very functioning of external reality itself.  I was recently stimulated to try to […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 19th, 2010

I’m going to be on retreat with Shinzen Young for a couple of weeks right after Christmas, so don’t expect to be posting anything here until about the second week in January 2011.  Shinzen Young is a fantastically good meditation teacher – check out his web pages (shinzen.org).

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 19th, 2010

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 8 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I just want to tell you to go back to the broader conversation about thought and thinking. In the Buddhist context, as well as in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction version […]

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

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 7 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. [Sorry this was delayed in posting, I was on retreat last week] CTT: Now I say that with a little trepidation, because I’m thinking of some of the spiritual literature that seems […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 8th, 2010

My wife Judy and I are at a 10-day Tibetan Buddhist retreat in San Diego this week (November 26 through December 6, 2010), run by Lama Sogyal Rinpoche and his Rigpa Fellowship organization.  We’ve been coming to these retreats for more than 20 years, and I have enormous respect for Rinpoche’s knowledge and compassion.  But […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 8th, 2010

Mindfulness in Life One of the discussion lists I’m on is the Forge Guild, and one of the members wondered if trying to be mindful in life is practical, can it happen for more than moments.  The question wasn’t specifically addressed to me, but I posted the following as a partial answer, and thought it […]

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