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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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Impermanence…

TSK Instructor Ken McKeon, takes a poetic long-view… while waiting… he perpends, a momentary inquiry into impermanence and reincarnation… or perhaps ‘repurposing’… a seed on its way in the universe… THE DISPLAY by Ken McKeon Golden Buddhistic statues stand behind … Continue reading

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MARKING TIME…

What does it mean to ‘MARK TIME’? What is the event of ‘marking’? Or even a ‘mystical’ way of life? Rinpoche takes an inspiring look at this in ‘Keys of Knowledge’. He points to a ‘pointless-point’ saying: “Even the unknowable, … Continue reading

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Connecting dots makes ‘bits’…

I’ve read some interesting and provocative books and articles lately about our political leaders and policies, some hugely complimentary and some strikingly derogatory… lots of deducing and speculation on both sides of the spectrum vaticinating from prosperity to disaster. The … Continue reading

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Promise of Spring…

The ‘promise of Spring’ is really a hope and a prayer, there are no guarantees in linear time as much as we like to pretend there are. Plans we make… do they ever really turn out ‘exactly’ the way we … Continue reading

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Be Aware the Unknown…

Ring out the old and listen to the silence for the yet unknown sound of the new… The words unspoken… the ‘FEEL‘ of undefined space…open… inchoate… AUBADE 3 By Ken McKeon Finally there is No rest at all Within the … Continue reading

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Walkabout – Session 11, Week 3 – Exploring not-knowing

“See if you can get in touch with the ‘feel of the field’ at a time when you are already feeling negative… let the feeling lead you into an exploration of the not-knowing hidden within the ‘witness’ knowing… remember that … Continue reading

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Space Conversation

            As a walkaround for this week, continue the practice we did during the phone call: appreciation of each moment of experience (including encounters with the surrounding world) as also involving the act of experiencing. Does bringing … Continue reading

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Ripples of Response

Six days ago I received an email which was a tailor-made ‘eruption’, ideally suited to our homework this week. It took me entirely by surprise and challenged a number of secretly-nurtured mental niches and fantasy future projections (both for myself … Continue reading

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Look—within ordinary experience—for the quality of aliveness

I find this a fascinating inquiry as my teacher, Jack Petranker, asks us to “look—within ordinary experience—for the quality of aliveness“. I am curious about darkness and color… looking inward, whether associated with mental images, and the space that accompanies … Continue reading

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