LOK EX 48 – Exploring Space, Time, and Knowledge (Variation)

LOK EX 48 – Exploring Space, Time, and Knowledge (Variation)
Placing Space, Time, or Knowledge at the center of experience can shift old assumptions. With the exhibition of space central, the distinction between ‘mental’ and ‘physical’ will not hold. With the presentations of time central, causal sequences and explanations give way to a more dynamic flow, and patterns of self-concern carry no special force. With the ‘knowingness’ of knowledge central, all positionings lose their privileged place. Explore these alternatives and others, letting a playful approach suggest openings. Continued practice of this exercise can introduce a non-ordinary way of being in which knowledge could be said to choose itself.

I was exploring Space and Time, and then Knowledge opened wide as I listened to this song…

Infinite Playground, Julian Waterfall Pollack - Death of Hamlet

Julian Waterfall Pollack – Death of Hamlet


Death permeates Shakespeare’s play as a major theme, and by comparison a kind of cessation of timed-out rhythms in ‘succession’ permeate the song Death of Hamlet. Julian Waterfall Pollack plays the piano here in such a way as to make us aware that space has been elevated to the same importance as sound. As I listen I take note of my auditory sense field, aware of itself ‘my’ space merges with the melodic pulse and lilt. At first this is subtle movement, but later in the piece urgency of cadence and melody nearly attempt to gulp more space, the heart almost skips beats. There is a death of self as I relinquish all claims of control over intent or desire, as melody, rhythm, base, and drums/brushes create soundscapes, as if painting on water. The listening field widens a luminous awareness, sound and space are alive. There is presence and perfection, yes there is death as passing notes time-out, but with each nano-moment there is a rising of melody and space, something new is born in that pristine luminous listening sky…

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past twelve years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. For the past several years, David has curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and he serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link... https://www.facebook.com/CenterforCreativeInquiry/
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2 Responses to LOK EX 48 – Exploring Space, Time, and Knowledge (Variation)

  1. David Filippone says:

    Julian Waterfall Pollack, who recorded the song for this post, responded to me when I shared it with him. He said:

    This is so wonderfully written! And beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with me!!! :)
    All the best to you,

  2. David Filippone says:

    Though Hayward M. Fox Ph.D. was not responding to my post above, at the link below, in his brief video he does talk about “absorption” in experience and the “dynamically alive” quality that can arise.


    Space and Time open a different way of knowing.

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