What's the TSK vision?
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Steve Randall, a long-time student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision, taught a three-part introductory series on May 12, June 16, and July 7. Using exercises from TSK and research on peak performance, Steve taught how we can break free from patterns that limit our way of being in the world. Review the scripts or watch the video recordings. See TSK Intros
On July 7, 2019 Steve Randall taught a seminar on the 'zone' of peak performance, contrasting the first and third levels of TSK, and including third-level quotes on twelve dimensions that may be helpful in embodying the third level. Review the script, or watch the video recording. See "The Zone."
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An application of TSK to psychology has been published: "Discovering the Zone" is a direct, nonsectarian, transpersonal approach to peak performance. This new therapy based on time, space, and knowledge involves radically new premises about methodology as well as different views of the human being.
We can easily make use of web conference software that enables people to communicate via the Internet. Please let us know your ideas for either online or onsite workshops, classes, presentations, practice sessions, study groups, etc., See the Programs page.
A new TSK-related e-book has been published: Flow, Glow, and Zero: Introducing a Vision of Peak Performance for the New Millenium. You can download a free copy from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19843470/FlowGlow%26Zero.V1.pdf
Benefits of the TSK Vision
Time, Space, and Knowledge:
A 20-minute prerecorded webinar introduction to TSK is available on demand. You can find the links to the three-part webinar at "Webinar Introduction to TSK."
"Because it is not bound to current structures and patterns, the TSK vision can activate the knowledge capable of initiating and responding to fundamental change. . . . The knowledge that opens in this way can encourage and inspire developments in every discipline and every field of knowledge: the social, political, and economic spheres, the field of scientific inquiry, and the spiritual domain, as well as our own personal lives. It can bring together the practical and the spiritual, encouraging a synthesis that opens each realm to the other and moves beyond both. By offering a way of inquiry that does not depend on maintaining specific sets of assumptions and beliefs . . . knowledge can prepare the way for the global shifts that have seemed for so long to be on the horizon." Tarthang Tulku, Visions of Knowledge, pp. 55-56
Frame 270 of a Mandelbrot reverse zoom movie. See http://flic.kr/p/47Wgfs
On our video page, there's a link to a fractal zoom movie with ten minutes of really beautiful color and patterns. The continual zooming in can challenge one's perception of size.
The First Book
"The Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) vision first emerged into the world in 1977,with the publication of Time, Space, and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality. That work was the occasion for great excitement. It seemed to its first readers that something new had been brought into the world. . . . years later, the promise of TSK is as rich as ever. The vision has proved challenging; more challenging, perhaps, than those first entranced readers might have imagined."
(A New Way of Being, pp. ix-x.)
TSK Association Membership Benefits
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(To watch the video in fullscreen mode, click on this link: Got Time?, then click on the fullscreen icon in the lower right of the YouTube window.)
This nine-minute video, produced by Dr. Steve Randall, is hosted on YouTube at Got Time? It depicts the habitual Western problems with time pressure and the feeling of not having enough time, identifies common ways of not dealing with the problem, and then suggests that there are ways to change our personal time (like a personal space). Effective resources, including a free article, a free introductory workshop, and a workshop on Mastering Linear Time, are now available. See Introduction to Mastering Linear Time.
In an effort to kickstart a 'time movement' to eliminate destructive time stress in Western cultures and evolve toward the zone of peak performance, the TSK Association is now offering an onsite or computer-based workshop that can be completed on your own, at your own rate, in the convenience of your home or office. For information on this workshop, Mastering Linear Time, click here. A free 48-minute movie introducing the workshop is being offered. Sign up using the form on this page: Introduction to Mastering Linear Time. For an article outlining an effective path to mastery of time pressures--based on seminars taught over twenty years with thousands of people--click here: Beat the Clock Before You Run Out of Time.
A very important example of psychological time for Westerners is called linear time, a habitual and limiting perception of time flowing horizontally, like a conveyor belt, from past to present to future 'rooms' in our experience, at the same unchangeable speed for all of us.
In the linear view, time flows like a conveyor belt that moves horizontally from past to present to future at the same unchangeable speed for all of us. (See Edward T. Hall, The Dance of Life (New York: Doubleday, 1983), pp. 78-9.) Time feels out of our control; we may feel some helplessness, and think we can only adapt to this 'reality'.
For information on an onsite, or computer-based workshop on Mastering linear time, click here.
Exercise: Recognizing Linear Time
Most of us are so used to linear time that it can be difficult to recognize. The following short exercise may help you identify linear time, as well as demonstrate how your perspective on time gets 'set up' within a moment.
Click on the audio player below, listen to the phrases being read, and attend to your experience of time. Do you see how past, present, and future quickly get set up in your experience when the phrases are heard?