Easy illumination. Oxford, Nov.2019

James Low Teaching weekend Oxford, 9-10 November 2019 Easy illumination We inhabit a paradox as our self-revealing mind is hidden by our way of looking. The structure of a short Dzogchen text by the extraordinary Tibetan Yogini Ayu Khandro was used to explore how not to get in the way of our mind’s intrinsic illumination. The focus was on the […]

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Ayu Khandro teaching and practice retreat. Geneva, 2017

 James Low Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2017 Flyer The teachings will be based on a text by Ayu Khandro (1839-1953) called “The Record of the Heart-felt Advice of the Dakini Indestructible Glorious Lamp”. The Ayu Khandro text is available here in French. You can read the  text in various  other languages, including Tibetan, as well and you can watch and listen […]

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Ayu Khandro teaching and practice retreat. Geneva, 2017

 James Low Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2017 Flyer The teachings will be based on a text by Ayu Khandro (1839-1953) called “The Record of the Heart-felt Advice of the Dakini Indestructible Glorious Lamp”. The Ayu Khandro text is available here in French. You can read the  text in various  other languages, including Tibetan, as well and you can watch and listen […]

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Ayu Khandro’s heart-felt advice

“The Record of the Heart-felt Advice of the Dakini, Indestructible Glorious Lamp” translated from the Tibetan into various languages James has taught on this text by the Tibetan yogini, Ayu Khandro (also spelled Ayo Khandro),  in various countries at various times (see below). Read the Tibetan textRead the text in English. The English text is included in Finding Freedom: Texts from […]

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The Heart of dzogchen. Warsaw, Nov 2013

Poland [Warsaw], 9 – 10 Nov 2013 Exploring the central points of the dzogchen view and meditation using a short text of Ayu Khandro, “The Record of the Heart-felt Advice of the Dakini, Indestructible Glorious Lamp”. Recorded by Anna Bulat-Switala. James starts to speak 0:34 mins into the recording. Polish and English Download here

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The Heart of Dzogchen. Eifel, Oct 2012

“What does it mean for me to be me? What is our real identity? Is our identity just what we take it to be – the narratives that we say about ourself – or is identity perhaps something different?
From the point of view of dzogchen, there are many ways to see the constructed way in which we create fantasies of identity about who we are. We may occupy them for some time, but then it becomes impossible to occupy them any more because the present becomes the past.
The present is always becoming the past, so what shall we rely on? This is the central question in dzogchen because if we rely on something unreliable we feel betrayed and we do not feel supported.”

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