Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 1st, 2016

Gods and Goddesses and ??? Charles T. Tart A number of parapsychologists and I discuss many contemporary research issues on a private discussion list.  Recently we’ve had some discussion about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a Fellow of the Royal Society (1887-1920), a self-taught Indian mathematician.  Self-taught in that he had no formal training in mathematics, but claimed […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 14th, 2015

  There is a prayer that I’ve learned in similar forms from several Tibetan Buddhist teachers.  It is normally used as a dedication prayer, a form to follow at the end of any kind of spiritual practice that dedicates the merit of your practice to the welfare of all sentient beings.  The translation I’ve come […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 28th, 2014

Spiritual Beings or Hallucinations? Some more ongoing thinking…. Here’s something I just posted to another list which I think has a lot of relevance to our discussions.  On a listserv I’m on of “spiritual leaders” (I think I’m their token scientist, as I’m certainly not a “spiritual leader”), I asked, to start a discussion, How […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on April 4th, 2013

 For many years now, most of the small number of professional scientists doing research work in parapsychology have kept in contact through an online discussion group.  Much of the discussion is technical, about the best way to do experiments, methodological criticisms or elaborations of them, possible interpretations of results in terms of psychology or physics, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 25th, 2012

Twenty five hundred years ago, Gautama Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, had some deep insights and created powerful techniques that would allow major reductions of human suffering.  Traditionally the Buddha is said to found a total end to all suffering.  Perhaps that’s true, perhaps it’s not.  I don’t know, but certainly Buddhist meditation techniques and related […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 15th, 2012

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 5, Part 8 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: And that’s the problem with concentrative meditation. With concentrative meditation, some people can develop an enormous amount of concentration power, and they can get rid of pain […]

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