Time, Space & Knowledge

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Shining a fresh light on ordinary experience, these courses reveal each moment as an opening to a more liberating perspective on self and world. They guide us to approach the basic elements of our existence creatively and dynamically. As we learn to free ourselves from bondage to routine, we discover energy, opportunity, and insight – the building blocks of a meaningful life.


The Time, Space, and Knowledge vision offers a path to the growth of knowledge, using practices specifically tailored to meet the needs of modern society. The Institute has a long and close association with this liberating vision. Tarthang Tulku introduced his theory of Time, Space, and Knowledge in seminars held at the Institute in 1976–77, and more intensively, in a four-week program offered in the summer of 1977. Within two months after the book, Time, Space, and Knowledge: A New Vision of Reality, was launched at an event at the Nyingma Institute in December, 1977, Tarthang Tulku had structured a TSK training program.

The Institute continued to present TSK seminars, workshops, and retreats throughout the 1980s. After Love of Knowledge was published in 1987, the Institute offered two intensive ten-month programs between 1988 and 1990 devoted to its study. After the third TSK book, Knowledge of Time and Space, was published in 1990, the Institute offered another intensive that drew on all three of the TSK books.

From 1991 to 1995, the Institute offered Time, Space, and Knowledge as occasional weekend programs. With the appearance of several new books in 1996, TSK gathered momentum and workshops, classes, and retreats in TSK continue to be taught on a regular basis. At present, a regular series of eight classes is offered, providing a solid introduction to the TSK vision and its practices.

Recommended Reading

Time, Space, and Knowledge
Dynamics of Time and Space