All times refer to London time, unless otherwise stated.

The Practice of Meditation. Teaching Retreat, Berghof, 2024

Berghof, Retreathaus Retreathaus Berghof e. V. Am Berg 1 D-63831 Wiesen (Spessart) / Germany, Wiesen, Spessart, Germany

The Practice of Meditation. This 9 day Retreat will focus on two texts: The Mahamudra Instructions of Tipun Pema Chogyal and Notes on Mahamudra by Padma Karpo. These texts show us how to identify and respond to the many kinds of obstacles that can occur in practice. The aim of the retreat is to enable us to maintain calm, clear [...]

Berlin, Oct 2024

James will be in Berlin teaching on the Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra from 10-13 October 2024. Please contact the organiser at for details.

Dependent arising. Teaching retreat. Todtmoos, 17-20 Oct 2024

Todtmoos, Haus am Mühlenbach Mühlematt 6,, Todtmoos, Todtmoos-Au, Germany

Dependent arising The myth that the autonomous ego is master of one's own destiny is a delusion that leads to lack of cooperation, conflict and lonely isolation. The Buddha gave us many opportunities to see the falsity of our popular belief in inherent existence. By examining how we continue to believe in ourselves as a separate entity despite all evidence [...]

Take it easy. Teaching Retreat. Veciana Nov 2024

Casal la Salle Carretera de Calaf a Sant Guim, Veciana, Barcelona, Spain

Simply Being Text Ch. 10 31 05 2023Take It Easy           This retreat will focus on relaxing our reliance on habitual patterns of dualistic involvement so that the self-liberation of all experience becomes clear.  We will go through Patrul Rinpoche’s short text Self-Liberating Understanding which is Chapter 10 in the book Simply Being. There will be Spanish [...]