The TSK Association
To help meet the challenge of understanding and embodying the TSK vision, and to convey TSK to a wider audience, the Time, Space, and Knowledge Association (TSKA) was founded in 1995. TSKA is a California-based, educational association that helps people explore and embody Tarthang Tulku's new vision of reality. TSKA offers workshops, retreats, long-term programs and study groups. See the Programs page.
The Association has an office at 2020 Durant Avenue, #204, Berkeley, California 94704 Email: admin@TSKAssociation.org
Phone: (510) 303-1035
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TSK Association Chronology
September, 1994: An unincorporated TSK Association was formed to promote TSK, encourage study and application of TSK and communication among students and those interested, find applications and connections, and develop TSK in creative ways. Among those involved were Ralph McFall, Tom Morse, Jack Petranker, Ken Shick, Alan Olson, Maxim Osinovsky, Gregg Weber, and Steve Randall.
An Internet email forum was set up. This greatly increased communication among a number of TSK students and provided a medium for collaborative inquiry. By the following summer, Tarthang Tulku had contributed a couple of articles to the exchange.
“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.
February, 1995: A TSK newsletter, Reports From the Field, was started by Steve Randall with editorial assistance from Ralph McFall.
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 directors run the organization democratically, with new directors serving yearly. He also 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. The Head Lama would offer input on ways to bring TSK into different fields.
December 1995: Steve Randall designed and tested a TSK Association website with help from Mark Ettinger in New Mexico and Cynthia Smagula in Texas.
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.
The twelfth issue of the newsletter was mailed to 44 subscribers, who lived in Brazil, Argentina, England, Sweden, the Netherlands, and fourteen of the United States; and Steve Randall had created a TSK database with 309 names. Meindert Gijzen, who led TSK groups in the Netherlands, started a Dutch TSK newsletter modelled after “Reports From the Field.”
Steve Randall finished writing a book titled The Timeless Worker, an introductory application of TSK to time management and work. (In September, 1997 Tarthang Tulku wrote a foreword for the book.) The text supported 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.
The TSK Association board was formally constituted. Board members were: Bob Pasternak, Tom Morse, Gloria Hesselund, Hal Gurish, Ken McKeon, Anne Courtney, Peter Bank, Jancy Rickman, George Weissman, Steven Tainer, Jim Schultz, Alan Olson, Vicki Riskin, and Steve Randall.
March 1996: Steve Randall, Hal Gurish, and Tom Morse were elected to serve as president, secretary, and treasurer, respectively. They served in these capacities until October, 1998.
June, 1996: TSKA members agreed that study groups would be self-initiating, self-supporting, and independent. 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. Alan Olson’s Marin study group had as many as eight people participating every week. Steve Randall continued to digitize all TSK writings for ease in developing materials and doing research. The first TSKA workshop (on space) was held at the office in Alameda, with Richard Miller, Jan Samson, Sandra Lee, and Steve Randall participating.
October, 1996: A TSKA workshop (on time) was led by Tom Morse at the Alameda office.
For George Weissmann's nonprofit corporation, “The Healing Network,” we decided to register a fictitious business name (or “dba”)—”Time, Space, and Knowledge Association”—in Alameda county. Richard Miller was included on the TSKA board.
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. Alan Olson arranged with members of his study group to establish a Mill Valley TSKA study group. 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.
We acknowledged that TSKA is presenting an open, nontraditional teaching in the world, not within a typical spiritual community.
February, 1998: TSKA held a two-day retreat for long-time practitioners at George Weissmann’s place in Benecia. The retreat deepened our sense of the TSK community.
April, 1998: Steve Randall, Hal Gurish, and Tom Morse were re-elected for President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively. Hal 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. Issue #26 of TSKA’s newsletter, Reports From the Field, was published.
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. About forty people participated in the event, at which there were art and photography exhibits, round-table discussion of TSK, poetry readings, and dance performances.
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. TSK students who were interested in leading groups, or who were already leading groups, got an opportunity to practice together and learn more about facilitating groups.
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. In addition to the text, individuals started exploring particular topics of interest, e.g., relationships, creativity, and TSK in everyday life.
Steve Randall started new study groups in Berkeley and Oakland. Hal Gurish presented a workshop in Baton Rouge, LA.
November, 1998: Steve Randall, Pete Bank, and Richard Miller were elected as President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively. Steve 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 Randall, 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 in-person programs.
For years occasional weekend workshops have been held at Jan Samson's house near the ocean in Santa Cruz, CA.