Why is it so difficult to relax? Public Talk. Vienna, 2019

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 […]

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Letting the mind settle. Public talk. Geneva, 2019

James Low Letting the mind settle: how to find freedom without searching and striving Public talk, Geneva, 7th July 2019. Organised by Manon Widmer.Transcribed by Sanatan. Listen to the audio recording here. Extracts …If instead of applying the concept ‘flower’ we just look and open to it like the Buddha did, simply sitting there. When thoughts and feelings arise we […]

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Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons. Frankfurt, 2019

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.

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