Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 18th, 2015

March 18, 2015.  This needs more expansion, refinement, editing, but since I’m going off on a meditation retreat in a couple of days I’m liable to lose track of this (samsara sucks, as you’ll see) so want to get something up here. Samsara Sucks… But Attention/Intention Can Unstick It Thoughts on automatization, samsara, freedom, meditation, […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 30th, 2013

A friend, with considerable practical experience as well as intellectual knowledge of the emphasis on developing mindfulness in both G.  I.  Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way work and in Buddhism recently wrote me about attending a conference on neurophysiology and meditation, where one speaker reported on the positive effects of meditation on a person who was a […]

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[Resisting my life-long temptation to explain, explain, words, explain, words, explain, inspired on a recent retreat…..]   In the atmosphere of gratitude and bodhicitta, May I be blessed into usefulness!   Now from my experience Not from my word mind…   Practice, practice, practice! In the varieties of meditation Shamatha, insight, devotion, presence Years and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on May 29th, 2012

For many years I have worked on analyzing and evaluating the evidence that some aspect of us survives bodily death in some form.  If I were asked to summarize my best conclusions at this time, I could do it in two sentences.  The first is that I will not be surprised, after a period of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on March 3rd, 2012

[In this and subsequent postings, I’ll be writing about Buddhism, but such writings of mine always need to be qualified.  I’m not a Buddhist scholar, for example, nor am I at all “enlightened” and thus speaking from deep interior knowledge.  Yet I am a sincere student of this particular path of spiritual development (as well […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 25th, 2011

Once in a while I stop to think about what my spiritual practices are and where they might be going.  Not that my conceptions about it are anything final, but just as a guideline to myself, at the moment, and possibly of use to others.  So on the Rigpa Fellowship retreat last week, I was […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on November 21st, 2011

I wrote the following (do they still call it blank verse, or has poetry changed since I was in high school a zillion years ago?) while on a 10-day retreat last week with Sogyal Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama who wrote the best-selling Tibetan Book of Living and Dying a few years ago.  My wife and […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on September 25th, 2011

Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 5, Part 1 of 18 parts. To start class from beginning, click here. CTT: Any kind of habit you can set up at the early learning stages of becoming more mindful is a good habit. Do watch for the point where […]

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