Illusion, delusion, confusion. Vienna, Jan 2020

James Low Weekend retreat,10-12 Jan 2020. Qigong Kleinowitz Center, Vienna. Illusion, delusion, confusion We have so many experiences in life. This is possible because our mind is intrinsically open and hospitable to each new moment. Yet this openness is hidden for us by our own involved busyness. Engaged in the never-ending task of self-delusion we impede the unimpeded and obscure […]

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Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena. Retreat Gutenstein 2019

James Low Gutenstein 6-8 Sept 2019 Teaching retreat: Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena The instability of our ego-self binds us to the ongoing activity of self-maintenance. Driven by hopes and fears we anxiously mobilise our energy to the task of getting more of what we want and less of what we don’t want. From the Buddhist point of view […]

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Open heart open mind. Retreat. Vienna, Jan 2019

James Low The open heart, the open mind, is the basis of our life. It is not a thing we have but rather a radiant presence. During these days we will explore emptiness, relative and absolute truth, the basic structure of tantra, and Garab Dorje’s Three Statements and see how they all point to the intrinsic integrity of life. With […]

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Where does it all come from? Austria, 2018 Retreat

James Low Maitreya Institute, Gutenstein, Austria 7-9 Sept 2018 Dzogchen retreat: Where does it all come from? The dzogchen view of the origins of our many patterns of being lost. We will use the text of ” The Aspiration Prayer of Kuntuzangpo” (known in Tibetan as the Kunzang Monlam) to see how the mirage-like illusion emerged, and with it our […]

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Teaching retreat on the six bardos. Gutenstein 2017

The Stages of Life and Death. Each stage or Bardo has its own key focus of intention setting out the tasks to be attended to. Using Karma Lingpa’s Root Verses of the Bardo we will clarify how to use each stage as an opportunity for awakening. James Low teaching at the Maitreya Institute, Gutenstein, Austria. 30th June – 2nd July […]

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