TSK Association Programs
What TSK programs and events do you want?
What onsite or online TSK programs or events would you like to see offered by the TSK Association?
The TSK Association now has access to Zoom web conference software that enables groups of people to communicate via Internet browsers. Please let us know your ideas for workshops, classes, presentations, practice sessions, study groups, etc. These events will be offered by request, by popular demand. This is a chance to get the TSK that you want, and learn with people all over the world. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Early TSK Development
Before publication of Time, Space, and Knowledge, Tarthang Tulku led seminars in which he explored the new vision. Beginning in 1978, teachers trained by the author offered TSK seminars, workshops, and long-term programs. The first of several nine-month programs was held in 1979 at the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, and for several years after that there were annual intensives, both in Berkeley and elsewhere.
"As interest spread to other lands, workshops were organized in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Within a few years after publication, translations of the TSK book had appeared in Dutch, German, and Italian, and unofficial translations were circulating in the Former Soviet Union. There was also a positive reaction in the academic realm, and over the years Time, Space, and Knowledge has been adopted for use in more than a hundred university and college classes. . . . For many years now there have been ongoing programs based on TSK in The Netherlands, where some students have been actively engaged in study and practice for more than a decade. Informal study programs two years or longer in length have also been organized in Russia, Ukraine, Australia, and Germany, as well as in the United States. . . .
"A second book in the TSK series, Love of Knowledge, was published in 1987. This was followed in 1990 by Knowledge of Time and Space . . . . Intensive programs based on these books were held at the Nyingma Institute from 1988 through 1991 . . . ." (pp. vii-ix, Visions of Knowledge, 1993)
Past Programs by the TSK Association
“Time, Space, and Knowledge in Action.” Experiencing Dynamics of Time and Space from the deck of a sailing schooner—the first TSK Association workshop. October 23, 1994. Sponsored by Alan Olson.
"Introduction to Dynamics of Time and Space." November 14, 1994. Taught by Alan Olson at Institute of Noetic Sciences, Mill Valley, California.
September, 1995: Tarthang Tulku suggested that an “Institute of Time, Space, and Knowledge” be created, to be run independently of Nyingma Centers and the Head Lama. He recommended that students of Nyingma Centers and each of the international centers could be trained at the Institute and go back to their centers to present TSK there.
January, 1996: Tom Morse started a study group in Oakland. Hal Gurish assisted with the group.
February, 1996: Ron Purser started a monthly study group in Chicago. Eric Lichtman presented two TSK-related writing workshops at Miami-Dade Community College in Florida.
March-April, 1996: Steve Randall led seminars introducing people to the TSK vision, including one in March at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, and another in April at Unity Center in Walnut Creek.
June, 1996: Alan Olson started a study group in Marin.
August, 1996: A weeklong retreat was held at Stillpoint retreat center in Colorado.
September, 1996: Hal began a three-week trip to lead workshops in Germany. The first TSKA workshop at the office in Alameda was held.
October, 1996: A TSKA workshop (on time) was led by Tom Morse at the Alameda office.
November, 1996: A TSKA workshop (on knowledge) was led by Hal Gurish at the Alameda office. Steve Randall presented an introductory workshop in Prescott, Arizona. Nann Henderson started a study group in Prescott.
July, 1997: Steve Randall’s online DTS study group had 19 participants. A summer retreat was held July 18-25 at Stillpoint in Colorado.
September, 1997: At Sandra Lee’s studio in San Francisco, the first meeting of a ten-month TSK program was held. Time, Space, and Knowledge was used as the primary text, and Tom Morse, Steve Randall, and Hal Gurish were facillitators.
Tom presented a workshop in Cape Cod. Tom and Hal began teaching trips to Australia and Germany, respectively.
December, 1997: Steve Randall and Richard Miller held an introductory TSK presentation in Port Townsend, WA.
February, 1998: TSKA held a two-day retreat for long-time practitioners at George Weissmann’s place in Benecia.
April, 1998: Hal Gurish made another teaching trip to Germany, meeting with people in the Munich area and in northern Germany, around Munster/Berlin; new study groups were starting to form in Berlin and Munich. Steve made an introductory presentation April 22 at New Leaf bookstore in Larkspur. Steve and Richard Miller held an introductory TSK evening April 17, and a one-day workshop April 18, both in Port Townsend, WA.
May, 1998: A TSK festival was held at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon on May 23 with a dozen long-time TSK students presenting how TSK has been influential in their lives.
June, 1998: The 10-month TSK program had a final retreat weekend at Pete Bank’s cabin in Soda Springs.
Hal Gurish presented workshops in Ft. Worth, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA.
July, 1998: A weeklong Study Group Leadership Conference and retreat was held near Nevada City, CA.
September, 1998: Hal Gurish completed another teaching trip to Germany. A one-day introductory workshop was held in Alameda. Tom Morses’s Oakland study group began meeting in Emeryville. Steve Randall began presenting TSK at the Berkeley IONS group once/month.
October, 1998: The 1998-1999 nine-month program began, using Knowledge of Time and Space as the primary text.
Steve Randall started new study groups in Berkeley and Oakland. Hal Gurish presented a workshop in Baton Rouge, LA.
November, 1998: Steve Randall presented an introduction to TSK at the Napa IONS group. Hal Gurish presented a workshop in Ft. Worth, TX.
June, 1999: Tom Morse started a new study group in Albany, CA.
July, 1999: An eight-day Study Group Leadership Conference and retreat was held at Redwood Forest Institute, near Willits, CA.
October, 1999—June, 2000: The 1999-2000 nine-month program was held, titled “Changing the Way We Change.”
Dec 12, 1999 – Steve taught TSK in Australia, in Melbourne.
July, 2000: An eight-day retreat was held at Redwood Forest Institute, near Willits, CA. Steve led a workshop in Taree, Australia.
August 30, 2000: Steve Randall led an introductory evening exploration of Time, Space, and Knowledge in Sao Paulo, Brazil, hosted by Lili Sverner.
September 1, 2000: Steve Randall led an introductory evening exploration of Time, Space, and Knowledge in Itatiba, Brazil, at the Yoga Center. He also led a weekend retreat at the Mandala retreat center near Itatiba, Brazil. FM Radio 95.7 (Radio Mundial) in Sao Paulo broadcast an interview with Steve, interpreted into Portuguese by Marcia Epstein Fiker.
Tom Morse led a Millennium workshop at JFK University in Orinda, CA. Steve Randall led an introductory presentation at Gateways bookstore in Santa Cruz, CA, as well as Millennium workshops at Louden Community Center in Santa Cruz, at his house in Hayward, and at the San Francisco Zen Center.
September, 2004: Steve Randall taught TSK at the Turiya Yoga (Australia) 11th Biennial Symposium from Sep. 26-Oct. 1, 2004.
June, 2010: TSK Association members decided to focus on presenting online workshops in addition to occasional live programs.
For years occasional weekend workshops have been held at Jan Samson's house near the ocean in Santa Cruz, CA.