origins of Full Presence Mindfulness

FPM grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku, who came to America  in 1968. In 1977, he presented a new vision of reality, known as the “Time Space Knowledge Vision” (TSK). The new vision had as its goal “the liberation of the modern mind.” Secular and highly experiential, the vision has been developed in six books and countless courses, retreats, and programs. It offers a secular path that is independent of Buddhism.

Starting in 2014, Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku and the editor/author of 11 books on the TSK Vision, drew on the insights and practices of the TSK Vision to develop Full Presence Mindfulness (FPM). Although it shares certain practices with secular mindfulness programs, FPM introduces a far-reaching, non-dual understanding that transforms mindfulness practice from the outset. The practice of full presence is available in every moment, and it offers creative insight into the urgent needs of our time.

Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, Buddhist thought, and explorations in consciousness. In addition to teaching FPM, Jack is a practicing Buddhist and meditation teacher, as well as a lawyer. He holds degrees from Stanford, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley.

 

About Center for Creative Inquiry

The CCI Inquiry was founded in 2000 to explore alternate forms of knowledge and inquiry and their potential to bring about fundamental change at the individual, cultural, and social level.Cutting across disciplines, CCI aims to identify and challenge basic assumptions that limit the methodologies we use, the styles of knowing available, and the knowledge we can discover. The creative inquiry approach is interactive, experiential, cooperative, and engaged. Never defined in advance, creative inquiry is also just plain fun: stimulating, surprising, and always new.

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