Author Archives: Bruce

Appreciating the No of Space

I used the “raise hand” function in class to share my experience with the exercise but I don’t think that was noticed.  “Appreciation” invites a qualitative contact with space or spaciousness.  With appreciative eyes and senses, I tuned readily into … Continue reading

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Critique of the Walkabout Exercise? (Week 3 Question)

On 204, Rinpoche tells us that we will have to “transcend meanings, speculations, and visions—even those which are ‘timed-out’.” Does this reminder amount to a critique of the method we have been working with in the walkabout (which you should … Continue reading

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How Different Cultures See Time

I came across the following article this morning that I thought might be of interest to members here: How Different Cultures Understand Time

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Week 5 Walkabout

It almost felt like the question for this week’s walkabout was a trick question!  TSK is tricky like that.  In looking to take each moment as a whole, complete in itself, without reference to past or future moments, and in … Continue reading

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Week 4 Walkabout

De-center the narrative sequence of events in time that usually occupies our attention in favor of the dynamic aliveness that powers that sequence. Exploring this on several occasions this week, what appeared for me most strongly was the insight that … Continue reading

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Three Nows, The Future Infinitive, and Triple-Loop Awareness

Inspired by the discussion on ‘alternatives’ to linear time in class this morning, I decided to post here a blog I published on an Integral Theory website a number of years ago:   Recently, a Buddhist teacher and friend of … Continue reading

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Self as Construction (Session 3, Assignment 2)

I explored several times throughout the week the question of — No, wait.  Scratch that.  Exploration of the possibility that “self is a construct” took place several times throughout this week — No, wait.  The constructed self explored its own … Continue reading

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Froth and Polyphony

I enjoyed working with this complementary but challenging suite of “variations” this week: LOK 14, LOK 22, and the three additional variations Jack suggested in his overview.  LOK 14 was challenging for me because I really do not know what … Continue reading

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Varying the Space of Thought

For some reason, I am continuing to feel some resistance to modifying my phenomenological experience — which is unusual for me, since in the past this has come fairly easily and usually has been enjoyable and illuminating.  The “resistance” isn’t … Continue reading

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Knowlege’s Eyes

On my walk today, I invited the experience of seeing with knowledge eyes, or knowledge’s eyes.  I was walking the same familiar route, but seeing the path in the act of being known, I found my eyes drawn at first … Continue reading

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