Category Archives: knowledge

AT THE EDGE OF EXPERIENCE…

Been studying Richard Dixey’s new book, “Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits”, in which he provides running commentary on the book, “Revelations of Mind”, by Tarthang Tulku. Dixey discusses in intricate detail what transpires in the process of perception, from the subconscious … Continue reading

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CHOOSING THE UNKNOWN

One more advanced Full Presence Mindfulness class till we break until the next semester… when classes continue in late September or early October. The eighteen classes we’ve engaged with since mid-March have been a gift. Our teacher, Jack Petranker, has … Continue reading

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POINTS OF CONCERN…

POINTS OF CONCERN… In Full Presence Mindfulness class we were talking about the practice of being at the ‘edge of the future’… we go directly to the point of arising itself: the point in each experience where the future could … Continue reading

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BE THE SPIDER…

When Phil (in the film, “Groundhog Day”) tells Rita, “Be the hat” he has already shared with her that he is waking up every morning to the same day, over and over again. That afternoon, he is trying to teach … Continue reading

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Getting Real…

And the knowing world was created… from space and time… GETTING REAL by Ken McKeon It was to be stillness only time, What a pledge to make, But after awhile Thoughts started showing up Like singularities Constructed as the stars … 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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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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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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Exploring the Unformulated…

In his book ‘Unformulated Experience’, Donnel B. Stern explains, 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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