TSK Courses - Odiyan Retreat Center

Beginning in MAY: two new Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) Online Classes. Sign up now!

Our first ever online TSK course launched in April 2018 and has been a wonderful success with a diverse group of students from all over the U.S. as well as Sweden, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland and Australia. The classes are dynamic and fun, and students are readily sharing their practice observations in class, facilitating their immediate experiential connection to the TSK vision. Because of this overwhelmingly positive response, we are expanding our offerings to include additional sessions of TSK Course #1 as well as a brand new offering — TSK Course #2. See below for details, and REGISTER EARLY so you don’t miss out on practicing and exploring the TSK teachings now!.


TSK - Time, Space, and Knowledge - Odiyan online course

Course #1: Space and Embodiment — Discovering Openness

One space left and then Course #1 enrollment is going to close.

Enrollment: Open to anyone interested in TSK (from newcomers to long-time practitioners)

Dates: May 19th to June 23rd, 2018 (6 classes)

Times: Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, PST

Course Materials: Time, Space and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality (purchase here)

Course Donation: $120.00

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The course is based on Tarthang Tulku’s initial book in the TSK series, Time, Space and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality. In each class, emphasis is on practicing the TSK exercises from the Space section of the book. Using a seminar format, students share their practice experiences, which are then interwoven with the book’s vision and teachings, not only from the perspective of space, but also time and knowledge. Mid-way through the course, as students start to experientially recognize and understand space in non-standard ways, we will begin reading selections from the book, which can powerfully illuminate understanding still further.

Course #1 Introduction from the Instructor

What students say about “Space and Embodiment – Discovering Openness”

Course #2: Our World-A Gateway to Great Space

Enrollment: Prerequisite: TSK Course #1  (Long-time practitioners who have not taken Course #1, email contact@odiyan.org for phone appt. to qualify. Include your contact phone #.)

Dates: May 20th to June 24th, 2018 (6 classes)

Times: Sundays, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, PST

Course Materials: Time, Space and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality (purchase here)

Course Donation: $120.00

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In Course 2, we will continue the experiential opening begun in Course 1. As we become more aware that our ordinary and usual perspective in everyday reality is a limited space and time, we will deepen and broaden practice recognizing all manner of barriers and limitations present but usually “background” in our physical and mental worlds and spaces. We will further develop a skill of gentle and balanced accommodation, opening all perspectives, and penetrating and transparentizing apparent partitions, limitations and barriers. As our usual notions of a ‘person’ and ‘the world’ experientially give way, our challenging all structuring factors becomes itself a path to Great Space.

Course #2 Introduction from the Instructor

The TSK courses are taught by Carolyn Pasternak, who has been studying with Tarthang Rinpoche and working in the TNMC/Odiyan community for 40 years. She has been a TSK lover and practitioner for 38 years, and is delighted for the opportunity to guide others in exploring and accessing the Time, Space, Knowledge vision.

Thoughts from a long-time TSK practitioner::