Public Talk. London 2018

Watkins Book Store organises a regular programme of talks by authors whose books they sell. James will be talking and signing copies of his books including the new one, Sparks. Here is a link to the video recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wfxx-1uiXk

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Who am I? Buddhist approaches to the mystery of “me” being “me”. Seminar, London, 2018

James Low Who am I?: Buddhist approaches to the mystery of “me” being “me”. Seminar at the invitation of Shang Shung UK, and held at Lekdanling  in London 19-20 Jan 2018 This continues the theme from the public talk the evening before. The public talk can be listened to here. The final sessions on Saturday 19th were not recorded. Recorded by […]

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“Who am I?” Public Talk, London, 2018

Who am I? Buddhist approaches to the mystery of “me” being “me”. James Low Shang Shung Institute, London Public Talk. 18th January 2018 “The diverse buddhist lineages are united in seeing that suffering arises from us ignoring what is, and attaching to what is not. Once we attach to a sense of being a separate self – an individual with our own […]

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Why emptiness is liberating. London

Public Talk. Awakening to the fact of there being nothing frees us from the endless quest for something. Our problem is the seeming ‘thing-ness’ of the thing, our sense that we exist as some-thing in a world of many different things. The reification which imputes a real and enduring substance to phenomena is a deluding mental process. When this process […]

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Why emptiness is liberating. London

Public Talk. Awakening to the fact of there being nothing frees us from the endless quest for something. Our problem is the seeming ‘thing-ness’ of the thing, our sense that we exist as some-thing in a world of many different things. The reification which imputes a real and enduring substance to phenomena is a deluding mental process. When this process […]

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The seductive creativity of ignorance: delusion as a way of life. London, 2015

James Low, 23 April 2015 Organised by Shang Shung UK, at SOAS, London University “You are not who you think you are and, since self-knowledge tends to be conceptual, it is easy to get lost. The self is a topic that is explored in all schools of buddhism. Tonight we will look at it from some aspects of the dzogchen […]

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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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