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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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APPRECIATION GROWS…

APPRECIATION GROWS… In light of the season… Thanksgiving… I’ve been sitting calmly considering the following passages, within an overall feeling of gratefulness… in spite of a year of devastating pain and suffering for many near and far. Despite the idyllic … Continue reading

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TIME MARKING …

Ken’s poem about going ‘blue-pendulum’, marking time with each micro-instant swing of attention… I get glimpses myself doing that too, in my own mostly clipped and disjointed way. I’m reminded of what Rinpoche writes about ‘marking time’… “[We may] see … 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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MORNING TIME

If you can find the subtle, it can anchor the rest of your day… allowing a return to that loving openness at any moment thereafter… MORNING TIME by Ken McKeon Early morning dim mind sleepy still, I need a muted … Continue reading

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Feeling at Ease

Standing on the shore, perhaps on a cliff above crashing waves, where even the seagulls and ravens cruise far below, or right there at the level of the waves, my shoes settled into wet pebbles; I feel the mist traveling … Continue reading

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SPACE WITHOUT DIRECTIONALITY…

SPACE WITHOUT DIRECTIONALITY… Ken’s poem… or playful inquiry, as always, invites me to a space… where a tentative order could cohere, where incipient structure could begin to formulate… to source, to origin… a depth where seeds of knowledge uncurl. The … Continue reading

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INQUIRY INTO THE POSITIVE

INQUIRY INTO THE POSITIVE TSK students have an opportunity to expand not only their concepts and ideas about space, they also work with exercises that gradually expand their ‘experience’ of space. This conceptual AND experiential expansion can be deeply profound. … Continue reading

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