Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 30th, 2012

Like many people, a lot of my emotions have tended to be sources of suffering for me, so like many others, especially the ones I now mainly see the scientific and academic world, I became quite intellectual as a child.  If most of my attention goes to my thinking, my clever words, there is less […]

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I’ve begun teaching my course on Mindfulness at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now called Sofia University) this week (September 25,2012), and think that some remarks and diagrams I created for my students to help clarify some things about two kinds of concentration and their use in meditation would be of general interest.  While “progress” […]

Continue reading about Some Notes on the Nature of “Concentration” in Concentrative and Insight Types of Meditation

[this is easily-read material about meditation that gets more and more generalized as I develop it.  I feel I should develop it as a formal contribution to the Transpersonal Psychology literature, but knowing I’m not going o have time to do that in the immediate future, have decided to put it up here on the […]

Continue reading about Temporal Width of the Window of Observation (TWWO): Aspects of Vipassana Meditation Considered from a Systems Approach

I’ve told some of you before that I always feel a little embarrassed when I “promote” my own books, even though I realize that’s stupid to feel that way.  It’s not like I’m trying to sell some inferior product to people, I spend an enormous amount of time writing a book to share knowledge that […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 16th, 2012

While my wife and I were on our Fall camping vacation last week, I was “meditating” near a pathway in a botanical garden on cliffs over the Pacific while she was taking photos.  The rugged coast of northern California is so beautiful! Since I’m always going on about how useless that word “meditation” is, unless […]

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