Author Archives: Michael Gray

About Michael Gray

I first started studying TSK in the mid 1980's and have since attended a number of retreats and workshops at the Nyingma Institute, in both TSK and Buddhist themes. I participated in the life-changing Human Development Training Program in 1991, and upon returning to Albuquerque co-founded an organization, Friends in Time (with a friend who has Lou Gehrig's Disease), which continues to serve people with similiar disabilities. I contributed an essay to "A New Way of Being"--the last one in the book--in which I describe how learning to honor who I have been has broadened and deepened my openness to present experience. I live in New Mexico with my wife and two sons.

A New Year has Arrived

Well 2019 has arrived. I have to say I saw it coming. Does that mean it’s time for a few resolutions? The problem with most of my ‘resolutions’ is that they are really ‘re-solutions’, repeating familiar strategies for dealing with … Continue reading

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Washing the Dishes

This morning, after Swimming in Space for awhile, I elected–instead of sitting with the sensations stimulated by that practice–to continue washing the dishes. Walking through the darkened rooms, laying my extra shirt down on a chair, washing and rinsing a … Continue reading

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Maybe Light My Fire

In the natural world, or at least when human ingenuity impinges upon it, we see moths flying into candle flames and hovering around porch lights and street lamps. If a sea captain were to steer toward a lighthouse on a … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety (object and its glow)

This morning I was doing an exercise called “The Object and its Glow”, which invited me to discover experientially that I (the viewing self) am not so separate from the objects that I view—even though a sense of separation runs … Continue reading

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THE WALL AND ME…

Am I standing or floating in the stream of time? “We do not let satisfaction be a reality. We try to achieve it in the future, to capture it and tie it down, making it a ‘present’. Under such circumstances, … Continue reading

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SPINNING, or Tiny Gyroscopes a Mountain Make

“If you want to locate Space, Time and Knowledge in relation to the usual ‘knowing self’ picture, let all objects be ‘space’, the observing subject be ‘knowledge’ and the presentations of subject-object interactions be ‘time’.”Time, Space, and Knowledge, Page 109. … Continue reading

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Time Sensitive… or Why I like to Keep Appointments

An appointment is like a buoy on the tossing surface of a great lake. If I cancel a meeting with someone, I fear that it will never be rescheduled and that the coming together of our shared trajectories in life … Continue reading

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Conversations and Revisions

A few days ago, I wrote in my journal, “Well, I’m still here. When I’m no longer ‘here” (a ‘bystander’ present for all those ‘outside standers’) then these daily entries will cease.” Who is this self–this indefatigable protagonist in my … Continue reading

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My Bubble World

“Thoughts may arise like bubbles in a stream of water, but we are intent on entering the thought’s ‘bubble world’. From within that world we can no longer ask where the bubble comes from or goes to, nor can we … Continue reading

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X Marks the Vision…

On the Coattails of the Flying Moment A vision isn’t the same as the momentum of the life we are living. When we are actually living a vision (of what life is about and who we aspire to be), then … Continue reading

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