Author Archives: David Filippone

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past twelve years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. For the past several years, David has curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and he serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link... https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCreativeInquiry/

AT THE EDGE OF EXPERIENCE…

Been studying Richard Dixey’s new book, “Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits”, in which he provides a running, penetrating commentary on the book, “Revelations of Mind”, by Tarthang Tulku. Dixey discusses in intricate detail, among other things, what transpires in the process … Continue reading

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APPRECIATION GROWS…

APPRECIATION GROWS… In light of the season… Thanksgiving… I’ve been sitting calmly considering the following passages, within an overall feeling of gratefulness… in spite of a year of devastating pain and suffering for many near and far. Despite the idyllic … Continue reading

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Skywriting Meditation…

From a ‘finity’ of moments yet another humble one… perhaps among the humblest of moments and the most fulfilling… SKYWRITING by Ken McKeon What do I have to do with the sky? It doesn’t drape me With a living curtain … Continue reading

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TIME MARKING …

Ken’s poem about going ‘blue-pendulum’, marking time with each micro-instant swing of attention… I get glimpses myself doing that too, in my own mostly clipped and disjointed way. I’m reminded of what Rinpoche writes about ‘marking time’… “[We may] see … Continue reading

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NUCLEAR TIME…

NUCLEAR TIME… In TSK we describe the ‘zero-point’ of perception as the ‘instant’ available time unfolds and we begin the process of conducting what we take as meaningful. But just prior to that zero-point, just before we begin to conduct … Continue reading

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The Past at the Edge of the Future

To know the past as happening now… “To attain this ‘knowingness’ we can begin with objects and experiences, using them to work back to the knowingness and clarity which they bear. Then, using that clarity, we can SEE ALL EXPERIENCES … Continue reading

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ANOTHER HUMBLE MOMENT…

I sit dally under my maples, luxuriating in their depth of emerald and jade, watching the birds flit through unseen spaces, squirrels scurrying from branch to branch… and I also wait with awe for the great turning… to lemon yellow … Continue reading

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KNOWING THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

KNOWING THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE… In Full Presence Mindfulness FPM class recently, some students discussed experiencing some difficulty practicing the EDGE OF THE FUTURE exercise from page 99 of, ‘Dynamics of Time and Space’. The practice invites us… “To … Continue reading

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CHOOSING THE UNKNOWN

One more advanced Full Presence Mindfulness class till we break until the next semester… when classes continue in late September or early October. The eighteen classes we’ve engaged with since mid-March have been a gift. Our teacher, Jack Petranker, has … Continue reading

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POINTS OF CONCERN…

POINTS OF CONCERN… In Full Presence Mindfulness class we were talking about the practice of being at the ‘edge of the future’… we go directly to the point of arising itself: the point in each experience where the future could … Continue reading

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