Lesson series

A Practical Introduction to the Time, Space and Knowledge Vision

Level 100 | Living
Fridays May 3rd to June 14th 2024 10-11:30 AM PDT / 1-2:30PM EDT
6 classes with a final practice review class.

All videos are recorded, allowing you to view them at your convenience.
Free cancellation after first class
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Have you ever felt intensely alive, in touch with the moment, energized and in harmony? What if you could learn to attune yourself to time so that every instant of your daily life became more dynamic, vivid, and infused with wonderment? How can you actualize the ability to be more spacious in all of your experience? Rather than being confined by habitual structures and outworn patterns of thought, you can access new ways of knowing. When we are open and in the flow, we foster creativity, joy, and beauty. A lived sense of fulfillment is within our reach. We then naturally relate to others with authentic ease.  

This course experientially introduces students to the Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) Vision. The TSK Vision is a secular path of open inquiry. It is devoid of dogma, systems of beliefs, and traditional religious commitments. These teachings come from a remarkable series of books by Tarthang Tulku, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher originally trained in Tibet who has communicated a path of transformative insights meant for people in today's complex world. Inquiry through TSK engages all of our human capacities. In this class, we draw upon selected parts from many books in the Time, Space, and Knowledge series to introduce its path in a practical way. No prior background in philosophy or meditation is assumed or expected.


" This class is so soothing and healing! I've already registered for the next one...I use the recording during the week just to go to the place that Elon provides. This is a class that feels like a gift. "
Robin W.
I've been waiting decades to get to this material.... and the fact that it is in English makes it a lot more accessible. Gratitude to Rinpoche and everyone who made this happen! "
Robert D.
" Slow, relaxed delivery perfectly complements the material.  Very pleasing balance between practices and concepts. "
Curt C.


Classes meet online for one and one-half hours each week for seven weeks, with the seventh class meeting being a review of the practices introduced throughout. Classes are recorded and accessible for six months. Each week, there will be short presentations along with experiential practices and discussion. Weekly handouts will provide inspirational readings and the instructions you need to continue your experiential learning at home. An online chat room gives you the optional ability to meet and dialogue with your fellow students.

Weekly Topics

Week 1: May 3rd, 2024: An Experiential Introduction to the Time, Space, and Knowledge Vision
Week 2: May 10th, 2024: No Boundaries: Separateness & the Discovery of Spaciousness
Week 3: May 17th, 2024: Time: Fabricator of a Self & Grantor of Inseparability
Week 4: May 24th, 2024: Effortless Spontaneity: Attuning to the Freshness of Time
Week 5: May 31st, 2024: Discarding Problematic Thinking & Accessing Natural Knowing
Week 6: June 7th, 2024: Higher Level Knowing & the Perfection of Being
Week 7: June 14th, 2024: Practice Review

Readings From

Short readings will be excerpted from the following books by Tarthang Tulku: Revelations of Mind and Gesture of Balance

Senior Instructor

Dr. Elon Goldstein

Elon Goldstein is Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at Harvard University's Divinity School where he has taught since 2017 and is Lecturer in Religious Studies at Brandeis University. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Religion 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 a master’s from Harvard Divinity School, a master’s in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. from Harvard University. In his first career, Elon taught literature and history in California public schools. Elon has been a student of Buddhism since 1988 and a student of Venerable Tarthang Tulku's teachings since 1992. Elon takes joy in parenting his two daughters with whom he and his wife share a vibrant home filled with pets.

Assistant Instructor

Simon Cook

Simon Cook has a Geography Degree from Southampton University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Oxford University. He taught English Language to adults for many years, in the UK and Europe, and has taught Tibetan refugees in India. Simon did the Nine-month Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Program at the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley in 1986/87. He works for the charity Age UK, helping older people. He teaches Kum Nye at a local therapy center.