Gateway to Great Space

January 4, 2020 – March 21, 2020

This study group explores the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. Together, we practice, read and discuss Time, Space & Knowledge, A New Vision of Reality, the first book in the TSK series.

Our study group is open to all, though some familiarity with TSK is suggested.  We utilize materials created and taught by Carolyn Pasternak, a long-time student of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. Our video conferencing sessions are facilitated by Carolyn’s students, other experienced Time Space, and Knowledge students and are supervised by TSK teachers Ralph McFall and Jack Petranker.

A series of 6 TSK study groups will be offered online.  Each study group consists of 12 sessions.  The first twelve week study group ‘Space and Embodiment’ concluded in December 2019. See below for more details.

DATES: Saturdays, January 4, 2020 – March 21, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time

* Offered online via Zoom video conferencing

All proceeds from the classes will directly 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 Groups make use of the materials Carolyn developed for the six 6-week long classes she offered. The study group structure has been expanded from 6 weeks to 12 weeks, allowing for direct reading of the book to be integrated with practice-focused sessions on alternating weekends.  

Students who have completed Carolyn’s TSK series (or equivalent) will take turns facilitating.  Long-time TSK teachers Jack Petranker and Ralph McFall will join us approximately once a month for guidance and support.

Every other week, students will receive a recording of the corresponding class that Carolyn led (as a supplemental reference) as well as a copy of her handout.  All sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be shared with class participants and enrolled students who are not able to attend during the class time.

The suggested donation for the entire 12-week course is $120. Returning students are asked to help facilitate some classes in partnership with another study group member. A TSK retreat will be offered at Ratna Ling during the summer of 2020 to allow for in- person connection and deeper study.

If you have questions or if you would like to attend and finances are an obstacle, please email


Time, Space & Knowledge Online Study Groups:

  • Space and Embodiment – completed Fall 2019
  • Gateway to Great Space – enrolling now!
  • Opening Time – Spring 2020
  • Opening to Great Time – Fall 2020
  • Emergence of Great Knowledge – Winter 2021
  • Knowledge, Being and Human Being – Spring 2021