"A practical and thoughtful user's guide for applied mindfulness practice."


"An excellent book of practical wisdom. It offers the reader an opportunity to actually practice exercises that were previously regarded as esoteric secrets."

- FRANCES VAUGHAN, PH.D., author of
The Inward Arc,
co-editor of Paths Beyond Ego

"Charles Tart is a pioneer in the integration of ancient wisdom and
contemporary science. This book makes his many years of careful
research and reflection available to us all."

- ROGER WALSH, M.D., PH.D., author of
Staying Alive: The Psychology of Human Survival
and The Spirit Shamanism

Being Awake. Why is something that sounds so simple the primary goal of so many of the world's great wisdom traditions? In this workshop-in-a-book, Charles T. Tart shows why: the seeming simplicity of the awakened state belies its transformative effect on the lives of those who strive for it. His easy-to-use exercises put within everyone's reach the elusive art of "waking up" to life in the glorious present moment.

CHARLES T. TART, PH.D., is internationally known as an authority on the interface between psychology, spirituality, and mindfulness practice. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis and author of such classic books as Altered States of Consciousness; Transpersonal Psychology, and Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential.