I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the various spiritual systems and practices I’ve been involved with over the years,[…]Read more
Some Notes on the Nature of “Concentration” in Concentrative and Insight Types of Meditation
I’ve begun teaching my course on Mindfulness at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now called Sofia University) this week (September[…]Read more
Temporal Width of the Window of Observation (TWWO): Aspects of Vipassana Meditation Considered from a Systems Approach
[this is easily-read material about meditation that gets more and more generalized as I develop it. I feel I should[…]Read more
Conscious of What?
Normally I don’t think much about questions like “What is the ultimate nature of consciousness?” To try to answer that[…]Read more
Experiences of Peace – or Was It Resting in the Nature of Mind?
Background: Notes on an event in a 50+ year attempt to learn and benefit from spiritual practices…. For some years[…]Read more
Inner and Outer Pain Coping Methods
Dr. Charles Tart Mindfulness Dr. Charles T. Tart, Mindfulness, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Lecture 5, Part 8 of 18 parts.[…]Read more
That Word “Meditation:” What Does it Mean?
(Following is adapted from an item I wrote for the interesting new blog WhatMeditationReallyIs.com. I think it will be of[…]Read more
A Curious Effect of Meditation? Smarter and Faster? Just Coincidence?
Friday night and Saturday morning (March 12, 2011), my wife and I participated in two telephone-conference type meditation trainings/explorations led[…]Read more
Models of Meditation and How They Might Affect Us
I have been discussing with colleagues how the models we have, explicit or implicit, of what is possible and desirable,[…]Read more