Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 22nd, 2012

Charles T Tart (draft of 11-22-12)(There are many refinements and expansions of this essay I want to make, but knowing how busy I’m going to be with other projects in the next few weeks, I think I’d better post it now lest the essence of it get forgotten for too long.) Some colleagues and I […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 22nd, 2012

Just for a little fun, before I get involved in a serious meditation retreat, my wife and I read today that search engines like Google constantly update their fill-in-the-question-after-the-first-word box  by surveying what questions are being most frequently asked today.  It occurred to me that if you ask the five classic news questions, who, what, […]

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(Draft of 11-11-12 – C. T. Tart) While participating in a meditation intensive practice led by Jeff Warren recently, I noticed he introduced it with a word that I have seldom heard used by many meditation teachers, or at least not given much importance, namely the word curiosity.   I have been thinking about this for […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 5th, 2012

When I first began this blog in mid-March, 2009, one of my goals was to post excerpts from one of the classes I teach at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) (now Sofia University), my introduction to mindfulness practices.  I wanted to share information about the value of mindfulness, about the way it actually worked […]

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