Introduction to the Time, Space, and Knowledge Vision Online
With Dr. Elon Goldstein and Dr. Ron Purser
April 15 - May 20, 2023
Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Pacific Time
Have you ever felt intensely alive – in touch with the flow of the moment, awake and in harmony? What if you can learn to attune yourself to time so that every instant of your daily life comes to feel more dynamic, vivid, and infused with wonderment? What if you have the ability to feel more spacious, to open to all of your experience, and to relate with others more naturally? Rather than being limited by habitual and dualistic patterns of thought, what if new ways of knowing were accessible to you: a responsiveness that fosters creativity, joy, beauty, and a sense of deep inner freedom? Who among us does not wish to touch greater ease, acceptance, intimacy,and fulfillment?
This course experientially introduces students to the Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) vision based on a remarkable series of books by Tarthang Tulku. The longest residing Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the West, Tarthang Tulku for over fifty years has communicated a path of transformative insights specially suited for modern people. The TSK vision is a secular path of open inquiry, devoid of dogma, systems of beliefs, and traditional religious commitments. This inquiry engages all of our human capacities. The purpose of TSK is to deepen our investigation into the liveliness of time, the freedom of space, and the power of knowledge for use within our ordinary lives. In this class, we draw upon selected parts of many books within the vision of Time, Space, and Knowledge to introduce this path of inquiry to anyone interested. No prior knowledge or background in meditation or philosophy is assumed or expected.
Elon Goldstein is a Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at Harvard University’s Divinity School where he has taught since 2017. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Buddhism, Comparative Religion, and Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Buddhism and South Asian Religions with training in reading Sanskrit and Tibetan texts. Additionally, he has an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, an M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and a…
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Ron Purser, Ph.D. (Associate Instructor) is a Professor of Management at San Francisco State University. Author of eight books, including McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality (Penguin Random House/Repeater Books), the Handbook of the Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness and the Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context and Social Engagement (Springer). He writes for such media outlets as Tricycle, The Guardian, Salon, Alternet, Tikkun, Pando Daily and Transformation. He began studying Time, Space and Knowledge…
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