Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 29th, 2015

PASCAL’S WAGER: To Believe or Not Believe in God.  Or?  Charles Tart Yesterday (9-28-15) there was an excellent opinion article by philosopher Gary Gutting in the NY Times on Pascal’s wager.   I think my reflections on it, emailed to Professor Gutting, might spark some interesting thoughts.   PASCAL’S WAGER:  the argument that it is in one’s […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 2nd, 2015

A few years ago, I and a few other Western scientists had an opportunity at informal meetings with a number of Tibetan lamas to talk about how Buddhism, particularly Tibetan Buddhism, might become more established and useful in modern, Western culture. I’ve just recently come across a preview of the brief talk I gave toward […]

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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 March 4th, 2015

            John Forrest Bamberger – Psychedelic Sunset 2 As mentioned in a variety of places, years ago I gave up meditation practice, having  decided that it apparently took a certain kind of talent that I didn’t have, so it was a waste of time for me to continue.  Then I […]

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

Religious Parapsychologists? Among the too few scientifically trained and inclined people doing parapsychological research, there is some ongoing tension between the folks (a) who, on the one hand, have advanced training in the material sciences, physics, e.g., and who aim for what we might call “pure” science by the standards of the successful material sciences, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on July 5th, 2014

Am I a Buddhist?  A ____ist?  And/Or?  Science and Spirituality Charles T. Tart As I mix the scientific and spiritual aspects of myself more in later life, I think it would be useful, and honoring today’s wise trend for full disclosure, to write a note on where I am coming from, as it’s complicated, and […]

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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 February 27th, 2014

  I attended a small, working conference recently with the, to me, rather grandiose title of an International Summit on Creating a Post-Materialist Science, Spirituality, and Society.  We were actually quite serious, though, as we all believed that the dominance of Scientism, of a working philosophical theory that materialism is useful having turned into a […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on February 14th, 2014

  Here’s a question I’m posing to some of my experimental parapsychologist colleagues.  It might stretch your imagination a little.  If a good answer turns up, I’ll post something on it. For the last couple of years, my wife and I have been going to classes in Tai Chi Chah, a form of the Chinese […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on August 9th, 2013

Like many people nowadays, I was raised to be religious and, as a child, pretty much bought into the whole thing.  It was my beloved grandmother who took me to Sunday school and then church, and if someone who loved me that much thought this was the way to look at the world, it was […]

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