teachings of a modern spiritual adept
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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.

Wisdom is the ending of politics and dogmas.

In the golden light pouring through the forsythia's simple act of Love, I have come with invitations of wisdom and bliss. In the exaltation of midnight’s white moonlight, entire tantras are whispered. Come my friend and enter the the intimacy of forest leaves embrace by the breeze. All appearance, Sambhogakaya's poetry - written on the paper of dharmata, is the aesthetic delight of my lineage. - t.k. speaking spontaneously at tsog

Wisdom is the ending of politics and dogmas. Love is the death bed of all gamesmanship based in the tedious machinations of power and authority. Because the sage needs nothing - not even existence or being ... because the sage wants nothing - not even comforts and pleasures ... because the sage is nothing - not even alive or dead ... the teachings remain forever unthreatened by the rise and fall of history. Because unstained great wisdom awareness is spontaneously expressive of impartial love, there will never be an end to its appearances. Whoever wishes will encounter the manifestations of Buddha Nature until such time as all confusion is laid to rest in simplicity and joy. -- t.k. speaking with a small group of tibetan monks on following Buddha's teachings and not involving themselves in worldly politics (t.k. is not against people defending "Tibet" through worldly politics - but it is an inappropriate activity for a monk).

Simplicity is an effortlessness of mind born from the act of spiritual inquiry. In the expanse of mind's stainlessness, there can not be found even a trace of the notions Buddha or sentient being. And yet, due to adventitious stains on the narrow conundrum toilet paper called consciousness, notions of higher, lower, fame shame, good and bad, success and failure appear like poo stains. Bright self awareness encountering these smelly marks spontaneously arises as compassion to enbrighten mind's confused moments, flushing away ignorance, and revealing the white stainless porcelain of natural great awareness once again. - t.k. talks on Vajrasattva

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