Clarity and equanimity. Emerson College, 2019

James Low 13 – 16 June 2019, Emerson College, East Sussex, UK Clarity and equanimity in a time of provocation The movement of our minds often leads to disturbance in the environment around us and likewise the disturbance in our environment provokes thoughts, feelings and many hopes and fears. Given the ever-increasing rate of change it can be useful to […]

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[Audio] Dissolving obstacles to living the dzogchen view, Retreat Berlin Nov. 2019

James Low Berlin 21-24 Nov 2019 Teaching and practice retreat Dissolving obstacles to living the dzogchen view How to apply the view to problems that might arise in life and in meditation. Reference is made to Chapters 8 and 9 of the book Simply Being. Chapter 8 is The direct indication of buddhahood beyond classification by Nuden Dorje and Chapter […]

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Easy illumination. Oxford, Nov.2019

James Low Teaching weekend Oxford, 9-10 November 2019 Easy illumination We inhabit a paradox as our self-revealing mind is hidden by our way of looking. The structure of a short Dzogchen text by the extraordinary Tibetan Yogini Ayu Khandro was used to explore how not to get in the way of our mind’s intrinsic illumination. The focus was on the […]

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True nature. Public Talk. Oxford, Nov 2019

James Low Evening Public Talk, Oxford 8 November 2019 True nature. James begins by saying that he will be talking about the general principles of a dzogchen understanding of life and its place in buddhism.   Organised by Gio Maschio Audio prepared by Tim Stone English only. Followed by 2 days of teaching Download the audio files here

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Eifel Retreat Autumn 2019

The Happy Twins Dzogchen and Mahamudra are harmoniously complementary. Their evocative styles offer us beautiful metaphors which can sweetly and poetically ease us out of our rigid concepts. The retreat was focussed on two texts, the Mirror of Luminous Revelation, a dzogchen treasure text from Nuden Dorje Drophen Lingpa Drolo Tsal, and the Mahamudra Upadesha by Tilopa. The Nuden Dorje […]

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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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