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.

Body, a nexus of perceiving

"God has not created us for self-dominion, but as instruments of his wonder." – The mystic Jacob Boehme


and the littlest blade of grass?’)


Sleep eludes me and I wander circles. I was once on of those people who

sleep easily, and deep, but now restlessness bewilders me. This body a doorway, the God

Janus, who stands in doorways, who stands in moments, who stands in silence facing

both directions. Body, a nexus of perceiving [ nex·us  (nkss) n. pl. nexus or nex·us·es 1. A

means of connection; a link or tie: 2. A connected series or group. 3. The core or center. an

aggregate of wonderment.

Light mystifies, confounds, keeps me up nights. The science of photonics seduces me.

God’s message neither wave nor particle, a flowing river, grains of sand, a puma in the

jungles of Quitratue, the sensuous curve of your lip, the two silences.

I was once one of those people who slept soundly in unnoticing but then this fragile

instrument of flesh and living became all astonishment at            the surprise of pine

needles, the revelation of melodies in flowing water, the infinite improbability of frost and

sunlight’s love affair 

4 AM and sleep is beguiled by that most perfect of all mysteries Appearance and

Perceiving.  I walk a pilgrimage of disclosure around the edifice of everything and

unmake the suffering of knowing in a silence born of wonder. (And now the only

question is ‘How ego ever survived the perfect astonishment of a bat’s sloping flight and


At the request of a friend I am footnoting references within some of these bits of writing:

  1. Jacob Boehme – German Christian Mystic 1575 – 1624

  2. The Roman god Janus, god of beginnings and transitions, whose two faces look in the opposing directions.

  3. Photonics is the science of generation, transmission, emission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, detection and sensing of light.

  4. Quitratue references a poem of Pablo Neruda, Love Sonnet XI

  5. ‘Unmake the suffering of knowing’ is a reference to both the 14th century anonymous mystical work called The Cloud of Unknowing and also the 5th century mystic Pseudo Dionysius’s ‘luminous ignorance’. Both of these works, like the great Buddhist adept Nagarjuna, emphasize the failure of intellectual conceits and conceptual efforts in realizing Truth and the divine. 

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