Kindness, fellow feeling and the common weal. 31 Jan 2020 – 2nd Feb 2020 James Low Loving kindness, karuna, is the foundational attitude of Buddhism. Kindness sees all life as kind, as kin, as always-already-connected. With this view the barrier between self and other shrinks and we become inclusive in everything we do. This is deepened and supported by […]» Read more
Equanimity:finding balance in a turbulent world. Macclesfield, 22-24 February 2019 James Low Charles Lomas organised this annual teaching weekend for the Kun-Pan Ling Buddhist group in Macclesfield. Précis: Attempts to withdraw from turbulence or to control the mind are actions which increase our sense of separation. The mahayana view looks at how our mind is, rather than focusing on […]» Read more
James Low Emerson College, East Sussex, UK. June 14-17, 2018 Love and compassion are the sweet breath of non-duality: The openness of non-duality underlies every aspect of our life experience and yet it is hidden by our busy attempts to improve our situation. Meditation as a way of loosening the bonds of duality will be the central practice. This annual […]» Read more
Macclesfield, 9-11 March 2018 James Low The Macclesfield UK Talks  Sound – Gareth + Wendy We are looking at what being alive is from the buddhist point of view and how this illuminates the death process. Précis: Many different ideas exist about what happens at death and these direct our intentionality in this life. The talk examines what buddhism […]» Read more
James Low Dissolving attachment in the openness of being. Dzogchen practice focuses on avoiding hanging on to what we like and pushing away what we don’t like. This is supported by the mindfulness that helps us avoid falling asleep in the process of living. Being undistracted is simply talking with full attention when you are talking, walking with full attention […]» Read more
Buddhism and psychotherapy: beliefs and practices James Low 03 Feb. 2017 Macclesfield, UK This was organised as a training day for counsellors and therapists and included teaching, meditation, Q&A and small group reflections. Recorded by Gareth Williams Audio edited by Gareth and Wendy Download here» Read more
“Meditation can give a fresh outlook which promotes creativity. We will explore the dzogchen view that everything we experience is, in fact, the creativity of the mind.
Buddhism would say that ethics is the basis for our experience and that due to causes and conditions we inhabit a particular vision, a mental construct created from a configuration of many factors. Meditation brings the spaciousness and flexibility needed to respond easily in interaction with the world.”» Read more