Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People

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Origin Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 236 pages
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Rich with lucid instructions and practical insights, this book dispels the metaphysical haze that all too often surrounds the subject of meditation. Based on a lively workshop with fellow scientists, Charles Tart shows how the pragmatic and scientifically-inclined among us can bring mindfulness into everyday life without religious baggage -- while clearly explaining its many spiritual and health benefits. These highly interactive and often witty sessions in front of a sceptical audience anticipate the questions that any practical person might have about meditative mindfulness. If you have been looking for a clear teaching on how and why to meditate that is free of sectarian involvement, this is the book for you.

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Charles Tart pioneered the field of consciousness studies decades ago when he was one of the first Western Scientists to promote the study of the physiological and psychological effects of meditation practice. Currently a Professor of Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as a core faculty member of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Tart has authored more than 250 articles in leading professional journals. Dr. Tart is a rare combination of scientist/ laboratory researcher, serious student of spiritual disciplines, and talented educator.

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