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... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf

THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS…

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…

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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EXPAND THE ZONE, RIDE THE RIPPLE…

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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HUMBLE MOMENT….

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…

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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TRANSLUCENT GARDEN…

TRANSLUCENT GARDEN… Sometimes I sit and look to the source of thoughts… it’s not a ‘where’… it’s more a ‘feel’… as translucent things arise and begin to further cohere… Ken’s poem has that ‘from the source feel’ for me… THE … Continue reading

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CONTINUING THE SOURCE OF THOUGHTS…

CONTINUING WITH THE SOURCE OF THOUGHTS… FOCUS ON ALLOWING THE THOUGHTS TO PRESENT THEMSELVES…. As thoughts present, investigate: IS THERE A SOURCE OR PLACE OF THEIR ORIGIN? Do they abide someplace? Do they go somewhere? Relax any effortfulness you notice, … Continue reading

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Pine Needles Zone…

In class today based on the book, ‘Dimensions of Mind’, we were working with Zones, and also practicing looking into them… Inquiring into zones involves understanding how we set them up as thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and so forth, as they … Continue reading

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Getting Real…

And the knowing world was created… from space and time… GETTING REAL by Ken McKeon It was to be stillness only time, What a pledge to make, But after awhile Thoughts started showing up Like singularities Constructed as the stars … Continue reading

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THE HUMBLE MOMENT…

Ken’s poem reminds, moments are time… like the weather, ever changing. Mood flavors Now… like the receding surf back-washing into crashing waves at the edge of the future… there’s presence… the granular feel of pain from tease to torment, and … Continue reading

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