Introduction: 108 Inspirational Lectures by Charles F. Lutes

“Humans are spiritual beings with a spiritual destiny.” -Charles F. Lutes
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A dedication, some helpful background information, and the introduction to Vincent J. Daczynski's book: Charles F. Lutes, 108 Inspirational Lectures.
Also, we have included several helpful links for those interested in finding out more about Charlie and Helen Lutes, as well as more on Vincent J. Daczynski and his work.

ISS background notes

The book, “Charlie F. Lutes 108 Inspirational Lectures” was published as a free, hard copy, and limited-edition book dedicated to the decades of work and service of Charles “Charlie” F. Lutes. It was compiled and edited by Mr. Vincent J. Daczynski. The lectures are drawn directly from Charlie's own original pre-lecture notes. The book was privately published and distributed by Mr. Daczynski and the Friends of Charlie Lutes. It was made available for free distribution to those who loved Charlie, both as a tribute, and in recognition, of a lifetime's journey spent in pursuit of Higher knowledge and Charlie's passion for sharing both the journey and the Knowledge. The 108 lectures are presented here to serve as both a reservoir of this Knowledge and a source of continued inspiration from our teacher, mentor, and friend: Charlie F. Lutes.

This special web edition of the book is presented here in 18 sections of 6 lectures each and has been specifically formatted and edited for the Institute of Spiritual Sciences (ISS) and is re-published here by permission of the author.

Attention: ISS has a limited number of printed book versions available at no cost. If you are interested in a free hard copy of this book, please contact us at ISS. - RJR

An Introduction

108 Inspirational Lectures
by Charles F. Lutes
Edited and Compiled by Vincent J. Daczynski


In loving memory of my dear friend Charlie,
And to all those who loved him.
- Vincent J. Daczynski

Background Information

In 1959 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded the Spiritual Regeneration Movement to enable everyone to experience God through the practice of Transcendental Meditation. Maharishi appointed Charles F. Lutes as president of this organization. Charlie was a man of God and he spoke about God. Charlie described Transcendental Meditation as the highest teaching because it is through the continued practice of this technique that one is able to infuse the Being (God) into one's mind and body and thereby become united with God.

Charlie often stated that humans are spiritual beings with a spiritual destiny, and through his own spiritual development he illustrated the efficacy of the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique as a means to awaken to this destiny. Charlie was a living example about that which he spoke. Charlie was a spiritual Master in his own right.

The 108 lectures in this book were gleaned from over one-thousand inspirational lectures which Charlie had delivered spanning over twenty years, from the 1970s to the 1990s. Although Charlie's lectures were written for and delivered to an audience of practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation technique, the knowledge contained in these lectures are universal truths and contain universal appeal; therefore they serve as an inspiration for all seekers of truth regardless of the spiritual path they may travel. This book could have been titled “A Handbook for God Realization” because everything one needs to know to realize God is contained in this collection of lectures.

On December 7, 2001, Charlie ascended this worldly plane. Charlie left behind an extended family of thousands of friends who adored him. Beyond his circle of admirers, Charlie never received the credit, acclaim, and respect he deserved; not that he ever sought it. Charlie was a spiritual genius and a giant among men. He is sorely missed.

I am sure you will find Charlie's lectures as aspiring as I still do every time I read them. May Charlie's words continue to nurture and guide us.


Charles F. Lutes was the first person to be taught Transcendental Meditation in the continental United States by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Impressed with the meditation technique he had received; Mr. Lutes joined Maharishi and became a founding pillar of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement which later expanded into the many branches of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation organization. Maharishi appointed Mr. Lutes as the Director-General of these organizational branches in the Americas. Mr. Lutes took five world tours with Maharishi to open hundreds of meditation centers around the world. In 1969 he became a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program.

Mr. Lutes realized God Consciousness enlightenment after two years of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. He was one of the most advanced of Maharishi's teachers of Transcendental Meditation. Mr. Lutes was clairvoyant, a healer and a lecturer. He was also accomplished in many yogic siddhi powers.

Photo (L-R) of Vincent Daczynski with Charlie and Helen Lutes.

Mr. Lutes preferred to keep a low public profile. Instead, he traveled extensively to meet with his extended family of thousands of meditating friends. He used his spiritual gifts to help all those with the consciousness to receive him. He gave inspirational lectures on a wide variety of spiritual matters, discretely performed numerous healings, and assisted many of his friends with their personal problems. Charlie Lutes maintained a 24/7 telephone hot line for anyone who wanted to reach him. For over forty years Charlie dedicated his life to helping people stay on the spiritual path.

Although he had a strong executive presence whose light filled the room when he entered, and he held several titles of distinction in both the corporate business world and within the Transcendental Meditation Organizations, he always wanted to be known simply as ‘Charlie.' His compassion, warmth and understanding, and jovial and casual demeanor immediately made anyone feel comfortable to be in his presence.

Charlie was my best friend as he was for many others. Everybody loved Charlie.
- Vincent J. Daczynski

For the entire series of lectures, use this link: Charles F. Lutes, 108 Inspirational Lectures

More from Vincent J. Daczynski: books, websites, and YouTube Videos.

Books by Vincent J. Daczynski:
(All books are offered for sale on Amazon at the author's cost.)

“Becoming a Teacher of Transcendental Meditation: Under the Tutelage of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi”
by Vincent J. Daczynski

“Beyond Critical Thinking: Ritam Bhara Pragya”
by Vincent J. Daczynski

“It's About Time! Change Your Outlook on Time and Change Your Life!—
A Collection of Over 1,200 Time Related Quotes for You to Ponder”

by Vincent J. Daczynski

“Tat Wale Baba: Rishi of the Himalayas”
by Vincent J. Daczynski

“For Sales' Sake Meditate!”
by Vincent J. Daczynski
A New Concept in Sales Training Unlike Any Other--Based of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programs.

Vincent J. Daczynski's Websites:

A photo montage video tribute to Charlie on YouTube:

Also available on YouTube: Wake Up! Maharishi's Clarion Call to Humanity (copy video address and paste in browser):

To see the entire series of lectures, use this link: Charles F. Lutes, 108 Inspirational Lectures

May the light and love of God prevail. Please let us know how we can help.

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