Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 29th, 2011

One aspect of psychotherapy has always interested me.  Most (all?) spiritual systems say we humans are in a bad condition.  We are “fallen” (Christian) or “asleep” (Gurdjieff) or in “samsara” (Buddhist) or “maya” (Hindu yoga).  An important aspect of that is we are not fully aware of who we really are, including our spiritual side, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 24th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 9 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. Student: I wanted to say something about peace, because I did this experiment. Tom was talking about, “If you’re in a state of peace, then doesn’t life get […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 15th, 2011

Recently my colleague Ed Kelly circulated a set of bullet points summarizing some consensus arising from the Esalen invitational Sursem conferences on the possibility of postmortem survival.  The focus at these conferences had slowly widened from how do we scientifically investigate the possibility of postmortem survival per se to questions about the ultimate nature of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 12th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 8 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Now Gurdjieff said that if the emotional center was working correctly – if it hadn’t been neglected and suppressed and abandoned – it would give evaluations of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 8th, 2011

This was published in jcs-online, September 3, 2006, a technical discussion group from the Journal of Consciousness Studies, but I realized it is of much more general interest – there are probably a lot of you folks out there with sound tracks running….. Volume 13, Number 6 (2006) of the Journal of Consciousness Studies arrived […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 5th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 7 of 18 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 or not! Student: […]

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