Category Archives: General TSK Discussions

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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A HUMBLE MOMENT…

A HUMBLE MOMENT… It’s a perfect 68 degrees, and although the frozen photo doesn’t show it, there’s a 14 mph Canadian breeze and the leaves are reveling in it… whispering and passing on the secrets of the wind. It’s as … Continue reading

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It is Good to Receive

We hear that it’s better to give than to receive, and my experience is that when I give of myself the world feels friendlier. Last night, driving to a restaurant (in retrospect I must have been distracted by life and … Continue reading

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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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