Years ago I gave up attempting to learn to meditate.  I’d tried it many ways and decided that meditation must call for some special talent that I lacked.  Then my wife Judy and I met Shinzen Young at a conference — and decades later I’m still meditating regularly, even teaching a basic webinar on meditation […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on June 22nd, 2014

The other day I was meditating (insofar as I can actually do it), aiming to observe the flow of experience, one thing flowing into another, with equanimity, concentration and clarity, as Shinzen Young defines one way to meditate.  As usually happens for me, I had slipped part way into the hypnagogic state, less aware of […]

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Dr. Charles T. Tart on January 10th, 2010

My wife Judy and I are back from a 10-day vipassana meditation retreat with Shinzen Young.  One of the many good things that happened was that she had this poem come to her….beautiful, but all too true for too many of us….. I am sitting here and contemplating My special cloud The one that’s always […]

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