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.

Dzogchen Fixations

Who is it that 'remains' or 'strays'? Who is it that abides in the 'now'? Who 'finds the presence of awareness'? So long as you think such notions apply look into who is the actor. Someone who finds the presence of awareness who remains without straying is just the cornerstone of dzogchen false identity. Actor, action and object are fabrications - the rags of delusion worn as patches. - t.k.


My mother, natural purity's expanse of great silence. My father, the spontaneous light rays of wisdom and love. My companions along the way, the illusory children called appearances. My joy, to welcome all so called beings back into this family. This is not just 'my' reality this is simply the truth of all - realize this, makes this real in body and mind, feeling and action. - t.k.

Sadly, all to often, the Dzogchen fixation on 'effortlessness' masquerades an infantile utopianism; a displacement of 'heaven fantasies' where work, relationships, creative projects, 'just happen' without the bodily, mental and emotional sensation of intense effort. This is simply an immaturity of view that has not yet entered the doorway of wisdom awareness. - t.k in talks this weekend.

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