teachings of a modern spiritual adept

Bite size teachings across 30 years.

For 30 years t.k. has offered radical spiritual teachings on the divine nature of non-dual contemplation and realization. Enlightened mind here and now, born from this culture, addressing the issues of this time and place t.k. offers transmission through countless forms - words being one of them. Here are some short pieces from his teachings over the last 30 years.

Never Turn Away

Midnight: I would like to live as invitation        a mother’s footsteps    weary.

                         a door with broken hinges,
unable to shut          authentic solace        torn paper mind.


 i would like to live, heart trained, breath disciplined,

                each cell forged to love. each cell compassion’s sleeper cell.
i would like to live the broken heart of Jesus’
mother at the foot of the cross and

                                                                                  never turn away.

3 AM:  (look at this.  the whole moon in a dew drop. and, what’s this?    
it’s not even wet!)
I would like to live the body of the dew drop,
of the full moon, of the bucket of water

reflections                                                   mind ‘s patterns                                 open  space.


bobcat crossing field, black bear sleeps near Chen’s hut, Khandro
dreams above the shrine room like a swallow in its nest     
patterning the currents and eddies of love.

Dawn: I think of Basui, that wondrous ancient man, rice paper skin,     

                              master of old,

                              first birds awaken         

                              What is this mind?


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