Pain and Suffering: Some years ago I came across and was very impressed by Shinzen Young’s approximate algebraic formulation of the relationship of suffering to actual physical pain and psychological factors (see http://www.shinzen.org for relevant writings or his book, Break Through Pain: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain).  Having a […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 13th, 2012

I’ve described this experience earlier this year, but felt a need to put it into a less intellectual, more heart/poetic style, so…. “Meditating,” after a fashion Trying to relax with whatever arises, To not change it, improve it, dismiss it as not good enough. To “do” nothing. The meditation guide reminds us, “The search is […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 10th, 2012

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 5, Part 10 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: What other attempts have people been making to be mindfully present in the ordinary world? Student: The other day I was thinking about states of consciousness and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 1st, 2012

I’ve recently been in correspondence with a young graduate student who has been dismayed to find out how much subjectivity can occur in her life when she is supposed to be a scientist, training in a hard, respected physical science.  I think many people in general, who are overly impressed by science, as well as […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 1st, 2012

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 5, Part 9 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: How are people doing in your attempts to practice self-remembering when you’re out in the world? And we’ll allow the world to include ITP outside this particular […]

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