Category Archives: General TSK Discussions

Aftermaths and Precursors

Ah, the before and the after! How have they managed to crowd out my awareness of my feelings and my freedom to ponder the meaning of it all as my life putts along? But there’s no use pretending that it … Continue reading

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Mr. Dumpty’s Rehabilitation

After his great fall, Mr. Dumpty took to wearing a corset. His figure had never been the kind that favored off-the-rack clothing, even those catering to pear-shaped figures, and, due to the way his shoulders tapered into his head, he … Continue reading

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The Truth about Crows

Franz Kafka’s aphorisms still speak to the reality in which we live. One observation, which ostensibly targets our playful, adamant cousins, the crows, strikes a disturbing note for our present time: “The crows maintain that a single crow can destroy … 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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Dancing in the Silence

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche I don’t want to be one of the people who spend their whole lives not hearing the melodies and … Continue reading

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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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Stirring the Caldron of Time

As I opened the fridge door and wondered what would take the edge off my hunger, before I want out for my walk, I heard my mother, sitting at the kitchen table, say, “I never wanted to be so opinionated.” … Continue reading

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