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

I have been involved in a discussion on a professional list of “spiritual leaders” about the evidence for reincarnation and, more generally whether science has any value in casting light on spirituality and religion. One of the list members, an ordained Christian minister, wrote that he had a difficult time understanding my mentality.  Where was […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 25th, 2011

Because I have written several books on mindfulness, not just classical sitting meditation but the Gurdjieffian application of mindfulness to real life, (-Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential;- Living the Mindful Life; and –Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People), I often get communications from people wanting to go further than an introduction, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 21st, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 15 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Now I have to introduce a business item, because I got the notice that it’s time for the mid-quarter review. So they sent me a sheet that […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 19th, 2011

A physicist friend recently wrote me how impressed he was reading about an old parapsychology experiment, the Philip Experiment, in which participants in table-rapping sessions invented their own discarnate entity, complete with biography and actually got “him” (Philip) to manifest with movements of the table and raps coming from it.  The séance participants had a great […]

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

One of the folks on a discussion list I’m on was talking about her difficulties in accepting the reality of death as she got older, and asked how other people coped with death, especially hoping to hear how personal experience cast some light on the issue.  I thought I’d share here what I wrote her. […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 14th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 14 of 18 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 […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 9th, 2011

A colleague and I have been corresponding about meditation research and our personal experiences of meditation.  He recently wrote me that it’s a widespread belief that in meditation, a person can observe their own thoughts.  That idea didn’t make sense in his personal experience, as for him, thoughts were a process, not an “object” you […]

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

A couple of days ago I saw a beautiful and inspiring post on dying on a discussion list I am on of folks interested in trans-traditional spirituality.  The author, Don Parchuta, is a physician (Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases) who has recently become a priest as part of his spiritual quest and service.  I asked […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 7th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 13 of 18 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 […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 1st, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 13 of 18 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 […]

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