Emptiness, equanimity and kindness. Zoom, April 2020

Talk by James Low, “Emptiness, Equanimity and Kindness” April 2020. When many people are suffering our hearts go out to them and we wish them well. This quality of kindness is vital to extend our connectivity beyond the people of our personal concern. However from the buddhist point of view the power of kindness is greatly increased by merging it with the wisdom of emptiness.

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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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Saraha. Treasury of songs.

Although Saraha had a scholar’s training his style here is to offer a simple sharing of his experience. He presents the ground: the simplicity of the base and source of experience. Then the path: the way to not stray from the ground. And finally the result: abiding at ease in the ground without reification or attachment. There is no discussion or debate for this is not a proposition but a revelation.

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Mahamudra, as understood through texts by Maitripa and Saraha. Teaching retreat. Todtmoos, 2008

Mahamudra as understood through two texts: Maitripa’s ‘Brief Exposition of the Great Seal’ and Saraha’s ‘The Treasury of Songs: Esoteric Instructions on Mahamudra’ James Low teaches using his translations of both texts which are also Chapters 12 and 13 in his book Simply Being. Todtmoos, Germany. 20-22 June 2008Transcribed by Sarah Allen.  Edited by Barbara Terris The videos from this teaching […]

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