Category Archives: opening

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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Here, Above and Below

It seems that at every level—both seen and unseen—a few shapes and patterns are repeated. That could be due to (especially in regard to the unseen levels) my applying the interpretations I’ve adopted to deal with ordinary life to other … 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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OPENING…

OPENING… And I thought… had I never looked within, never plumbed my own depth, how could I even be acquainted with how or what I was grounded in… would water-bugs skimming the surface of placid pools ever know anything put … Continue reading

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Just Going Through a Phase

Have you ever noticed that you can’t divide the seven days of a week into two equal parts? I water the lawn twice a week during the summer months and my sprinkler system, which knows about minutes, hours, days, weeks, … Continue reading

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AT SEA…

We are not just talking about the sea here… but also about sitting meditation… or inquiring within… See if you can submerge your ‘self’ into the words… Ken is intimately familiar with the sea… particularly the South China Sea, having … Continue reading

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Love Letter to the Present Moment

I wish you were here. It’s hard to really enjoy myself without you. I try to be open to your presence but my mind keeps wandering amid hopes and disappointments. I’ve been meditating every day—30 minutes in the morning, 15 … Continue reading

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RESTING IN RIPPLES…

RESTING IN RIPPLES… In Full Presence Mindfulness classes, and TSK, we are often invited to explore in our immediate experience how the self operates at the center of our lived story… to observe the mostly unspoken, but felt story of … Continue reading

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IF NOT LOWER KNOWLEDGE THEN…

Rinpoche says some interesting things about our ‘ordinary’ way of knowing the world… often habitually constructed out of our thoughts and beliefs. Investigating this ‘process’, he suggests… “In saying that the world is ‘lower knowledge’, we can go deep enough … Continue reading

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