I’ve been so busy writing lately, I feel like I’m letting readers down on this blog, so let me share some thoughts about “enlightenment” I’ve been having.* *             Note: I should remind old readers and newer ones that a lot of the words we have to use to try to talk about the mind are […]

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If only it was rare for bridging science and spirituality to be attacked, so those of us trying to do it could get on with bridge building.…   [Is there an emoticon for a patient sigh?] It’s not too often that my scientific work and my ethics get denounced on a national level.  Given my hope […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on December 25th, 2014

A Note on Illustrations I’m not much of a visual person, ideas and words are my thing, but I’ve recently discovered the dozens of beautiful and striking images created by my brother-in-law, John-Forrest Bamberger.  I plan to start putting them in to my blog posts, perhaps even going back and adding them to earlier posts, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 31st, 2013

It seems like forever since I’ve posted anything here, other than the just previous one.  A combination of illness, work, Holidays, etc., but I hope now to start sharing some things again!  

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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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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 8th, 2012

One of the things I’ve tried to do most of my life, both in my personal and professional lives, has been to become aware of the more subtle aspects of what I’m thinking, feeling, and doing.  I especially like to become aware of implicit assumptions that lie behind what I’m doing, outside of my normal […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 6th, 2012

I know it’s been a while since I’ve had time to post anything – so busy back East creating the online workshop on mindfulness and meditation – news and mini-essays soon!

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

Recently a reader submitted a comment that just gave a URL and a comment that I should see this. Since many viruses and scams are sent around this way, and I do not have time to check them out, I always delete any submitted comments or emails that are like this. So if you have […]

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

Those of you who’ve heard me lecture know I use images a lot to illustrate ideas, and I often make the point that it’s so hard to find time to read, to keep up with things nowadays. There’s a very funny (to my sense of humor) cartoon I saw at least 30 years ago that […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 20th, 2011

Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 4, Part 15 of 19 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: One of the jobs of the field of Transpersonal Psychology will be to someday find ways to evaluate the actual kind of changes that take place in people as a result […]

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