Category Archives: inquiry

Nature, Nurture and the Flickering Flame

We’re all born into circumstances and for our entire lives our experience is thwarted or facilitated by those circumstances. The twin influences of nature and nurture (what we were born with and what we receive after that) both contribute to … Continue reading

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At One with Nature

Who doesn’t want to live naturally? Yet, less than natural calls to action tend to drown out a quieter voice urging us to live in balance within ourselves and with our environment. Our environment is a counterpart to an inner … 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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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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A TSK STORY…

TSK… When I was in grade school, a devoted choir boy, I wanted to be a priest, among other things. I was raised with 16 years of Catholic education, and perhaps because of that faith-based dogmatic approach to religion, I … 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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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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EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

EDGE OF THE FUTURE… I love to write, and when I do, I am fascinated by the ‘dawn’. Of course, the captivating and compelling beauty of the just rising sun… but in particular, the dawning of form… when at the … Continue reading

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Another Dawning

This morning, I skimmed through my journal entries since late November last year. I was looking for something that could start me on a blog for this week. But all I found was evidence that my days are an ebb … Continue reading

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Washing the Dishes

This morning, after Swimming in Space for awhile, I elected–instead of sitting with the sensations stimulated by that practice–to continue washing the dishes. Walking through the darkened rooms, laying my extra shirt down on a chair, washing and rinsing a … Continue reading

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