Odiyan Retreat Center

Knowledge, Being, and Human Being

TSK Study Group

“Space provides the opportunity to open up everything. Time can lift and transform everything, it is the basis for real ‘alchemy’. Time is pointing to freedom. Great Knowledge is the immediate and knowing dimension of all reality and experience. It is the interplay between the openness of Space and the expressive creativity of time. Knowledge is not something which knows something: it is simply the presence of reality as ‘Knowingness’.” – p.211-212, Excerpts from Time, Space & Knowledge

March 13, 2021 – May 8, 2021

9 Week Course

TIME: Saturdays 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time

This study group explores the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. Together, we read and discuss Time, Space & Knowledge, A New Vision of Reality, the first book in the TSK series.We begin each class with a 5- 10min Kum Nye practice. We practice the exercises listed in the book together and for at-home practice between sessions.

We will start the reading on Page 256 in the TSK book.

Our study group is open to all, though some familiarity with TSK may be helpful. Weekly sessions are held via Zoom’s video conferencing service.

All proceeds from the classes go directly to benefit the Odiyan community.




Long-time Odiyan resident, Carolyn Pasternak, led online TSK classes in 2018 and 2019, inspiring many students to continue working with the TSK vision even after her death in the Spring of 2019. The TSK Study Group makes use of the materials Carolyn developed. We are also reading the first TSK book together.

In the spring of 2020 we completed the first section of the book, Great Space. In the Fall of 2020, we completed the middle section of the book, Great Time. This coming winter/spring 2021 we begin the final section of the book, Great Knowledge.

Study group members take turns facilitating. Long-time TSK teachers Jack Petranker and Ralph McFall will join us as their schedules allow, for guidance and support.

Students will receive a recording of the corresponding classes that Carolyn led (as a supplemental reference) as well as copies of her handouts.

All sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be shared with participants and enrolled students who are not able to attend during the scheduled time.

Each section – Time, Space and Knowledge has two series of study group meetings – each series runs 6-9 weeks.

The suggested donation for each Series of study group meetings is $120.

If you have questions or if you would like to attend and finances are an obstacle, please email tskhumanbeings@gmail.com. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.