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.

bliss-emptiness and awareness-emptiness

A consistent, coherent (unfilled by the chaos of contradictory desires) center of gravity is a rare human achievement. Until this is attained spiritual life is pushed and pulled by the machinations of multiple conflicting “I’s” each with its own agenda. - t.k.

"Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas." - Bodhidharma

Spiritual practice wherein you discover the luminosity and emptiness of natural awareness is the only worthwhile thing. With it there is joy, love, compassion equanimity. WIthout it there is only searching and seeking fretfully within 'experience'. - t.k.

"Outwardly, relinquish grasping to constructed patterns of perception (phenomena) as inherently real. Inwardly, abandon the mistake that congeals bliss into graspable patterning. Secretly, discard attachment to the ‘patterning’ tendency. In other words: the outer inner and secret aspects of renunciation mean to realize appearance-emptiness, bliss-emptiness and awareness-emptiness. – t.k.

Patterning always continues in variegated forms. Radiance is the nature of awareness' luminosity. 1 ground (utter mystery) 2 paths (spiraling out as rolpa tsal - play-full self liberated creative potency) or self identified samsaric structu...res with their inherent sense of separation and search, 2 results a. the mysery of radaince appearance awareness without reified conceptually contrived constructs b. appearance tinged with suffering (1 ground, 2paths, 2 results is a famous explanation given by Longchenpa) ........ the sticking point is the creation of dualistic structuring at the moment (every moment) when luminosity emerges from spaciousness as frolic ... at this moment the cognizing aspect can mistake itself for a existent subjective entity and also mistake the appearances (luminosity's energetic play) as actually existent objects. ............. in that moment the duality of apprehender and apprehended arises. (subject and object bifurcation of a singularity beyond/outside enumeration.




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