Aspects of Nyima Özer. London, 1995

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 […]

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The Two truths: a dzogchen view. Frankfurt, 1995

James Low Frankfurt, March 1995 Download PDF The Paradoxical Double-Move of Tantra The Teacher Student Relationship The Two Truths: Relative Truth and Absolute Truth Finding what is a good fit for you Pure Relative Truth Deconstructing our assumptions Impure Relative Truth: seeing things as real and attachment to them Dzogchen and the Two Truths Thoughts arising in Shamatha meditation Thoughts […]

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Heart Sutra. Cologne, 1994

James Low. 12-13 March 1994 Download PDF “The instigation for the sutra comes from the Buddha who, in his meditation goes to Sariputra, prompting him to ask a question of Chenrezig. Chenrezig in turn is in his meditation as he replies to the questions. In this way the Buddha stimulates Sariputra to ask a question of Chenrezig, so the teaching […]

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Discovering the natural state [2]:Using shiné [shamatha] practice to discover the natural state. Bremen, June 1995

I want to stay with this practice of shiné and link it, through tantra, into the basic examination of the nature of mind. In shiné practice the focus is on separation, so essentially in this practice we are separating out an observing, focusing, aware position of the self from an involved enmeshed position of the self. James Low Download the […]

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