Latest change: Turkish translation by Mustafa Mert Çelebi added 26/10/20» Read more
James Low Love and impermanence: from grasping and attachment to simply seeing and appreciating Teaching weekend, Warsaw, 14-15 December 2019 Transcribed by Anna Aly Labana and Paula Aranibar. Read and download the transcript You can listen to the audio here. Extract The drama of romantic love: it’s not that we shouldn’t fall in love, some of us can’t help […]» Read more
Talk by James Low London, 22 April 1995 Transcribed by Ruth Rickard and edited by Barbara Terris ExcerptThe key thing that I want to emphasise today is that this story of Nyima Özer is about the nature of service and of being a servant. The bodhisattvas are our servants and from that point of view, their service is holy. It […]» Read more
This text comes from Nuden Dorje, the first incarnation of my own teacher, C R Lama. We believe that Nuden Dorje was himself an incarnation of one of the close disciples of Padmasambhava, and that Padmasambhava came directly from the pure heart of Amitabha.
Buddhist texts often include a history of how the text arose, from whom, where and when. To say that a text came directly from Padmasambhava or from the mind of another great teacher, what does this mean? Why should we trust it? Who should we trust? You come here and I am telling you a lot of things. Why should you trust me? If you trust there is a chance you will be cheated, but if you don’t trust it’s difficult to proceed.
Buddhist teaching day. Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons: the power of the five poisonous afflictions (mental dullness, desire, aversion, jealousy and pride) is very strong and each affliction can easily pull us away from grounded harmony and into the treacherous security of taking up a position. However equanimity is the great quality of the Middle Way avoiding extremes. Poised, dynamically balancing according to circumstances yet without bias in any direction, it reveals the freedom not to be at the mercy of the afflictions.» Read more
James Low Public talk, QiGong Kleinowitz Center, Vienna September 5, 2019 Transcribed by Kate Egetmeyer Extract.. a kind of pre-dawn shimmering, before the sun has come up, even before it’s low on the other side of the hill, when you look at the morning star …space… indistinct … you can’t make out shapes. With the rising of the light more […]» Read more
This evening we will look at the general principles of dzogchen understanding and I’ll do my best to keep it clear, simple and hopefully useful in some way.» Read more