Author Archives: David Filippone

About David Filippone

I am a 25+ year dedicated student of TSK, not a teacher. And I write from an inquiring student's perspective neither proclaiming nor declaring. I figuratively sit in awe at the feet of a master, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. For the past 12 years, my personal TSK guide has been Jack Petranker, founder of the "Center for Creative Inquiry" (CCI), past dean of the "Tibetan Nyingma Institute", and author of "When It Rains Does Space Get Wet?", "Inside Knowledge", and other TSK related books and articles... I've also received TSK instruction from Carolyn Pasternak from the Odiyan Retreat Center... As a volunteer, for the past couple of years I've been curating the TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf

SPACE-INSTANT…

SPACE-INSTANT… An unbounded moment… instant center of the universe… what could you possibly say to contain it… to hold it… to savor, honor, or treasure the experience? It is NOT a snapshot, a freeze frame lifeless object… it is a … Continue reading

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Light…

Were a salty, old sailor to stand alone on a cliff at the edge of the sea… he would see water near and far, a windy sweep to the horizon where sea kisses endless sky… there, at end of sight, … Continue reading

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SWEEP AND SWOOP…

Ken’s poem opens in me a kind of ‘allowing’… a ‘sweep and swoop’… an openness accommodating all within and without… and also an ending of those distinctions… “There are countless pathways… Access is there… Once we can let go of … Continue reading

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ORANGE INSTANT…

Center of the universe feel of time… experience ever-changing… the lived juncture of space and knowing. The spell of now… delight for being, and the heart to let it go… ORANGE By Ken McKeon I blink and waves form, Stare … Continue reading

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THAT TOO IS ‘I’…

THAT TOO IS ‘I’ Instead of narrowly grasping at things we want, we simply ‘open’ to everything, all that we fear and hold back is simply overwhelmed by everything we allow in… EVERYTHING, and it far outweighs all imagined boundaries, … Continue reading

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DRIVEN…

DRIVEN… TSK Instructor Ken McKeon’s poem brings this up for me… ON THE ROAD… the journey can get monotonous, somewhere between gruesome and gratifying… the space between disgust and desire… bleak and blissful… between lost and found. ‘Where’, seems to … Continue reading

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Impermanence…

TSK Instructor Ken McKeon, takes a poetic long-view… while waiting… he perpends, a momentary inquiry into impermanence and reincarnation… or perhaps ‘repurposing’… a seed on its way in the universe… THE DISPLAY by Ken McKeon Golden Buddhistic statues stand behind … Continue reading

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HOME…

HOME… When I receive a new poem by TSK Instructor, Ken McKeon [almost every day]… It rings like a gentle gong’s round-sound filling hollows within … I feel a rising of mind-waters resounding as I absorb the words, I attempt … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE OF SOUND & BREATH…

MARRIAGE OF SOUND & BREATH… “The shift from a ‘thing’ perspective to an appreciation of space, and the increasing emphasis on intimacy, are linked… It is possible to see, directly, a ‘timed out’ interaction and this shows quite vividly, the … Continue reading

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PARTITIONS & OCCUPANCY…

PARTITIONS AND OCCUPANCY… TSK Instructor, Ken McKeon invites consideration of the hum of thoughts… a stream of stuff colored by feelings, and meanings put together by the moments… like stories I tell myself without uttering a sound. Stories that seem … Continue reading

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