Category Archives: awareness

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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SPACE BETWEEN…

SPACE BETWEEN… In the poem, Ken speaks of the ‘in-betweens’, that get to him… and I thought of my own glimpses through the myriad of myopic interpretations, judgments, and assumptions… momentary clearings… perforations in the fabrications of my own design… … 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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CONDUCTING OPENNESS…

“[T]houghts often come and go as a kind of reflex, passing so quickly that they go unnoticed, if we take the time to focus on the stream of mental events, we soon observe that we are almost always thinking… in … Continue reading

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Light…

Were a salty old sailor to stand alone on a cliff at the edge of the sea… he would see water near and far, a windy sweep to the horizon where sea kisses endless sky… there, at end of sight, … Continue reading

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EXPANDING & CONDENSING…

EXPANDING & CONDENSING In TSK class we were engaged in what we call an ‘expanding’ exercise… designed to open the habitual ‘focal setting’, the default setting from which we seem to most often engage with, and view our world. It’s … Continue reading

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A DAZZLING HUMBLE MOMENT, hiding in experience…

“THE HUMBLE MOMENT, when seen as time, space, and knowledge, is a target worth aiming at. It’s the vital center of the universe; if we hit it, we explode everything that prevents fulfillment, attaining everything that fulfills.” Tarthang Tulku. ……..‘Inside … Continue reading

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LIGHT AWARENESS…

Sitting on the porch after breakfast watching as the edge of the ‘bomb cyclone’ passes. Wind-chill is 7 degrees, with up to 40 mph wind gusts… will be much colder tonight. Saw the red fox trolling the frozen field for … Continue reading

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