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LOK Ex 14 – Moments Between Moments

In our Adventures of Knowledge class we briefly practiced the following exercise from the book, ‘Love of Knowledge‘… PRACTICE – LOK Ex 14 – Moments Between Moments Observe in your own experience the flow of time from one moment to … Continue reading

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Wheeling Along

I imagine that I am being woven by life, for life, of life. I wish I could sail along with the flow of what I’m feeling this morning, half-way through my first cup of coffee, poised on the threshold of … Continue reading

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NATURAL AWARENESS…

NATURAL AWARENESS… Ken’s poem and the quote by Rinpoche evoke in me that almost granular feel at the edge of the future… at the beginning of perception… “Awareness generally means to be “aware of some thing” — to look at … Continue reading

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KNOWING NOT-KNOWING…

KNOWING NOT-KNOWING… I remember being instructed in TSK class about not-knowing. It took me quite awhile to get a sense of it… a sense of being immersed in it. You have to ask yourself; how would you go about knowing … Continue reading

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LOK Ex 13 – Inventing the Past

LOK Ex 13 – Inventing the Past Focus on the memory of a specific event, either ‘routine’ or emotionally charged. Trace the future that developed out of that remembered event. Experiment with ways to ‘strip away’ this future, for example, … Continue reading

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FOCUSING…

FOCUSING… For my Richard Dixey class, ‘Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits‘, I’ve been working with a simple little practice that goes right to the heart of ‘recognizing’ the subtlety of ‘Knowingness’ in experience. It’s a concentration exercise. PRACTICE – 3 minutes … Continue reading

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EXPANDING AWARENESS…

In the readings for the current advanced Full Presence Mindfulness FPM course it talks about the need for a new vision of knowledge, a new expanded awareness. In my private discussions with TSK students, one long-time student, Hayward, succinctly suggested, … Continue reading

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VISION…

Ken’s poem seems to invite me into a vision… Similarly, as students of TSK, we are sometimes invited to practice discovering ‘knowingness’… Rinpoche writes: “The more you practice the exercise, the more you will recognize that If you go closely … 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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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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