Category Archives: 2010/2011 TSK Online Course

This online course offered by Center for Creative Inquiry explores the Time Space Knowledge vision put forwad by Tarthang Tulku.

Focus – the knowledge aspect of the establishing activity of the senses

From my porch, I’m looking out over a field of very tall grass; windblown uncut that is roiling green. At the edge, the farmer cut a wide path. He will return and cut the rest at some point, but now … Continue reading

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Intimacy In-time

Intimate conversation in a conference call is difficult.  Perhaps by next fall I’ll have a computer that works with a microphone.  I think that fits the format or our classes better and allows Jack to weave a tapestry that include … Continue reading

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Still stuck inside

This morning, reading the new chapter and looking at the practice on page 388, I was struck with how I still think of knowledge as what I extract from the input of the senses, then process and incorporate into some … Continue reading

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Field-dimensionality Multiplied

“To bring field-dimensionality into contact with our focus on the senses, try being aware of the feel of each sense-field. It is obvious that the field of smell is different from the field of hearing. But once you go past … Continue reading

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Inside Out

There’s something strange about this new chapter, the start of our new theme, “Knowledge Ability”.  It reminds me of Euclidean Geometry in its systematic analysis of perception, but instead of imposing axioms from outside (e.g. “the shortest distance between two … Continue reading

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Orientations for Spring 2011

Here you can download orientation files by Jack Petranker relating to the course readings and practices. Essay and all Winter 2011 weekly orientations in one file (.pdf) Orientation – April 11 – Week 2 (.doc) . pdf version Orientation – … Continue reading

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Phone Calls – Spring 2011 Session – TSK online course

Here is the place to download or listen to audio from previous conference calls. To listen click on the forward arrow to play the streaming audio file. If you click the text portion of the link, you will initiate a … Continue reading

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Becoming Animal

Serendipitously, I just picked up a book which seems to touch quite poetically and evocatively on some of the themes Jack is helping us to explore in this course.  The book is entitled Becoming Animal, by David Abram.  The following … Continue reading

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The Space and Subjectivity of the Field

I followed my usual practice of conducting my TSK inquiry while taking a walk on a break at work.  I explored a number of things as I shifted from one sense field to another, but what stood out for me … Continue reading

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Resistance and Surprise

In the last orientations Jack says: “Space and Field are closely linked, and the feel of the field is the field of space”. In my experience with focusing on the seeing field I often notice a kind of resistance or … Continue reading

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