Discovering the natural state [1]: Using refuge and meditation on the breath to discover the natural state. Bremen, June 1995

We will look at the nature of the mind, an idea which belongs primarily within Buddhist yogacara philosophy. I want to first set out two basic positions about looking into our experience of being alive in the world, and then relate that to the methods of meditation. James Low Download PDF Karma Thegchen Chö Ling, Bremen, Germany 17-18 June 1995 […]

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Finding your way home: an introduction to dzogchen. Retreat, Spain, 2010

James Low Amorebieta, Spain.  18-20 June, 2010 Transcribed by Deniz Csernoklavek Edited by James Low and Barbara Terris Download PDF Excerpts  …In Tibet it was said that dzogchen existed before buddhism arrived. It was there before the bön religion too. That is to say, it is not an invented system, but it is something that was, is, and always will […]

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Reciting the refuge and bodhicitta: a dzogchen perspective. Mannheim Retreat, 2009

Extracted from a seminar on 21st – 22nd November 2009 in Mannheim, Germany James Low Download the Transcript Transcribed by Daniel Beierstettel Edited by Barbara Terris and Revised by James Low Excerpts …Some Western people have fantasies that in their last life they were a Tibetan yogi, or they imagine that one day somebody is going to recognise them as some […]

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Brief notes on refuge and bodhicitta. Szczecin, 2009

James Low “Brief notes on refuge and bodhicitta” are taken from teachings given at the Drzewo Życia Centre, Szczecin, Poland, 7-8 May 2009 Translated and transcribed by Bartek Czajkowski Edited by Sarah Allen and James Low Read the transcript in English in German by Petra Niehaus in German by Vera Neuruth in Polish Extract In buddhism our practice begins with […]

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Happy Birthday Poem. Eifel, 2005

Written by James Low in Kamalasila on the occasion of his birthday 30 April 2005 Download Pdf of poem Happy Birthday First birth Welcomed at birth by my karma I forgot who I was Welcomed at birth by concepts I never forgot my conditioning Welcomed at birth by my parents I never forgot my alienation Second Birth Welcomed at birth […]

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