Meditation practices and developing clarity. Gutenstein Retreat, 2009

The retreat was organized around meditation explanations and instructions together with their background view, followed by periods of practice and questions. The focus was on experiencing kadag, the primordial purity of the mind. James Low Gutenstein Retreat, Austria 15-17 May 2009 Download the Pdf Transcribed by Jo Féat Edited by Barbara Terris  Extract Question: How do I know when to […]

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Creativity and meditation. Tuscany, 1994

James Low Creativity and meditation Tuscany, Italy One Week Summer Camp, August 1994   Download and Read the transcript: in English in German in Italian Excerpts That is why the start of the meditation—the clear blue sky—is a new beginning for everything. And the middle is a further dispersal of the old, the solid, the enduring. The end of the […]

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Dejad que los nudos se suelten • Article on Psychotherapy

A los detectives se les instruye para ser desconfiados y poder así resistir la tentación de creer la evidencia y los relatos sin dudar. La investigación de los encubrimientos y la búsqueda de la verdadera matriz causante de la experiencia conflictiva es también un asunto que concierne a la psicoterapia y al dharma. James Low Download the PDF Traduccion: Marta Perez-Yarza Extract Unos […]

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Meditation und Dzogchen • Hamburg 2008

Öffentlicher Vortrag im TTC Hamburg 29.02.2008. James Low PDF downloaden Übersetzung: Axel Wasmann Transkription: Joerg Struve Überarbeitet von Jayachitta und Christiane Wittekind Extract Wir sind wie Kinder, die morgens am Strand eine Sandburg bauen, und dann nachmittags enttäuscht sehen, dass das Meer sie weggespült hat. In allem, was wir tun, bauen wir bloß Sandburgen. Die Annahme, dass es mehr sei, ist reine […]

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Calm and clear. Freiburg, 2006.

When things are calm it is easy to disturb them. When things are clear it is easy to dirty them, to make them lose their clarity. On an ordinary level calmness and clarity are very vulnerable states. This is because of the very nature of our existence. From a traditional buddhist point of view the functioning basis of our existence, of how we operate as human beings, is to be caught up in an experience of duality: looking inside we experience ‘ourselves’, and looking outside we experience ‘things’ which are other. But of course, it is not quite as simple as that.

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