In the winter of 2011, Jack Petranker taught the second of three, 9-week segments of a 27-week Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) class – THE STREAM OF THINKING. The course consisted of weekly, 1) on-line conference calls with the students, 2) guidance memos from Jack, 3) designated reading assignments from a TSK book, 4) exercises assigned to amplify significant points and encourage moment-to-moment inquiry as the fundamental method for exploring the TSK vision, and 5) students posting and sharing excerpts from their practice notes for comment by other students. The focus was to approach ‘thinking’ in terms of space. The course readings were taken primarily from the Space section of the book by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, ‘Dynamics of Time and Space.’

I was asked to edit the course, pulling together the five things mentioned above, (lectures, guidance memos, reading assignments, exercises, and practice notes) into a cohesive whole in essay form. If you FOLLOW THE LINKS… and read Jack’s lectures, you may get the distinct feeling, as I did working with them, many are simply gems, and they just sparkle with insight. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

About David Filippone

For more than 25 years I’ve been a 'student' of the Time, Space, Knowledge vision (TSK), not a teacher. And I write from an inquiring student's perspective neither proclaiming nor declaring. I figuratively sit in awe at the feet of a master, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. For the past 12 years, my personal TSK guide has been Jack Petranker, founder of the "Center for Creative Inquiry" (CCI), past dean of the "Tibetan Nyingma Institute", and author of "When It Rains Does Space Get Wet?", "Inside Knowledge", and other TSK related books and articles... I've also received TSK instruction from Carolyn Pasternak from the Odiyan Retreat Center... As a volunteer for the past several years, I've been curating the TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at...
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  1. Kris says:

    Thank you, David, for your generosity and sharing.

  2. Eliana Kalaf says:

    Thanks David for sharing so precious material.

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