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, 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 several years, I've been curating the TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf

THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION…

THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION… Thinking involves many different mental processes. For instance, perceiving visually I most often take for granted that when I see something, it’s a fact. BUT… if I take the time to investigate what I THINK I saw, … Continue reading

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FIRST IMPRESSION EXPERIENCE…

TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness students are invited to take a first-person look within their own experience and inquire into its ‘unfolding’, as Time, Space and Knowing. Glimpses, or momentary flashes, seem often to come from observing the ‘first impression’… … Continue reading

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WHAT IS POSITIVE TIME?

WHAT IS POSITIVE TIME? “Perhaps we have memories of times when wonderment and wholesome feelings seemed natural; if so, we can invite this presence into our lives. Can we recall positive thoughts and feelings and imprint them in our memory? … Continue reading

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What goes without saying?

What goes without saying? Poem written by TSK instructor and student, focuses at the point of arising… near the origin of thought… “The rough touch of words… These cold forms could be my wintry loves… How they play out like … Continue reading

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SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS…

SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS… It’s been said we are like fish who swim constantly unaware of the water … by comparison perhaps, we who continuously live in a world focused on interacting objects, and mostly ignore the space in which they … Continue reading

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Exploring the Unformulated…

In his book ‘Unformulated Experience’, Donnel B. Stern says, the title refers to not only all the “knowable, communicable implications that have never been spelled out, perceptions that have habitually been passed over”, but also, “the ongoing organizing activities… that … Continue reading

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EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

EDGE OF THE FUTURE… I love to write, and when I do, I am fascinated by the ‘dawn’. Of course, the captivating and compelling beauty of the just rising sun… but in particular, the dawning of form… when at the … Continue reading

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ABIDING IN THOUGHT…

ABIDING IN THOUGHT… In FULL PRESENCE MINDFULNESS class today, we were invited to look into thinking… to just observe… “Instead of depending on the content of the thoughts for knowledge of what is happening, let yourself rest in the activity … Continue reading

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CONDUCTING OPENNESS…

“[T]houghts often come and go as a kind of reflex, passing so quickly that they go unnoticed, if we take the time to focus on the stream of mental events, we soon observe that we are almost always thinking… in … Continue reading

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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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