Listen to the Dhammapada

The first section of James’ book Finding Freedom, includes his translation of the Dhammapada, and commentary. Wendy has been inspired to read and record this and make it available for us.  If you visit her blog you’ll find the introduction which James has written for the recordings along with what she has written there. You can listen to her reading the text and also download the audios if […]

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This is it: revealing the great completion

This is it: revealing the great completion. James Low. (Simply Being, 2021) ISBN 978-0956923974 “The texts in this volume were all translated while I was living with CR Lama in Santiniketan, West Bengal. It has taken over forty years for many of them to see the light of day. During that time they have been revised and refined and now […]

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Chod Khandro Gadgyang

Chod Khandro Gadgyang Sound of Dakini LaughterThe Method for Cutting the Ego Edited by C. R. LamaTranslated by C. R. Lama and James LowRevised by James Low (2018/20) (edition khordong im Wandel Verlag, Berlin, 2020) ISBN: 978-3-942380-29-4 44 page booklet. The booklet costs 10.80 € (plus postage) and details of how to buy it are here. You can read more […]

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The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage Among The Hermits of The Buddhist Himalayas

  James Low wrote Chapter 15 Practising Chod in the cemeteries of Ladakh which includes a secret biography of the yogini Machig Labdron and the Chod practice which she created. It is unique to Tibetan Buddhism.The Yogins of Ladakh investigates the social anthropology of the area through studies of village life. Further it enquires the social organisations, history, meditational practices […]

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The Seven Chapters of Prayer: as taught by Padma Sambhava of Urgyen, known in Tibetan as Le’u bDun Ma

In 1981 C R Lama wrote that “These prayers describe how … Padma Sambhava promises to come every morning with the rising sun and to come every tenth day of the lunar month and make himself visible to the people. The prayers give protection from war, disease, famine, difficult journeys, dangerous animals, earthquakes, troublesome yeti, robbers and authoritarian police, at […]

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