Author Archives: David Filippone

About David Filippone

For more than 25 years I’ve been a 'student' of the Time, Space, Knowledge vision (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, Director of the Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, and 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 the late, Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Retreat Center... As a volunteer for the past several years, I've been curating the often TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at...


EDGE OF THE FUTURE… We’re on a two week break in Full Presence Mindfulness class, we are encouraged to, among other things, continue or work with ‘Dynamics of Time and Space’, Exercise 4… EDGE OF THE FUTURE. In this practice … Continue reading

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SPACE WITHOUT DIRECTIONALITY… Ken’s poem… or playful inquiry, as always, invites me to a space… where a tentative order could cohere, where incipient structure could begin to formulate… to source, to origin… a depth where seeds of knowledge uncurl. The … Continue reading

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INQUIRY INTO THE POSITIVE TSK students have an opportunity to expand not only their concepts and ideas about space, they also work with exercises that gradually expand their ‘experience’ of space. This conceptual AND experiential expansion can be deeply profound. … Continue reading

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Reading Ken’s poem seemed to bring me to an open point… Something like what this quote suggests… Relaxing in the multidimensionality of thoughts, at home with transitional construction, we can join in the unobstructed freedom of the zeroless. Not bound … Continue reading

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SPACE BETWEEN… In the poem, Ken speaks of the ‘in-betweens’, that get to him… and I thought of my own glimpses through the myriad of myopic interpretations, judgments, and assumptions… momentary clearings… perforations in the fabrications of my own design… … Continue reading

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Looking for THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS… well… just how might I observe that space, or transition between, when my mind is humming along, spinning its web of stories threaded with previously accepted assumptions, and beliefs sprinkled with desires and anxieties … Continue reading

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BODY-MIND-THOUGHT INTERPLAY… Imagining sitting in a fifties-diner, next to the table-jukebox… a melodeon of sorts… I might playfully insert mental coins, and push buttons to hear a half-remembered song… maybe catch a mood to carry forward… My mind drifted then … Continue reading

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It’s interesting the way Rinpoche explains how to transform negative experience whenever it’s been activated. He explains that expanding our perspective or FOCAL SETTING can be effective, because it does away with limits and boarders that we tend to set … Continue reading

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Wanted to share a poem by TSK instructor and poet, Ken McKeon… you might say, HE is sharing a ‘Humble Moment’… one of those essential fundamental experiences when Great Time, Space, and Knowledge all converge as their deepest expressions… LUCY … Continue reading

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GREAT SPACE… The other day in Time, Space, Knowledge class we were exploring our many varied experiences of SPACE… WONDERING PERHAPS HOW WE MIGHT ENCOUNTER GREAT SPACE, which Rinpoche points toward as: “… Space, which is primordially peaceful, open. In … Continue reading

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