Thanks to a lot of people working together you can finally watch and listen to very nice recordings of the last events James did before Lockdown. Videos Friday Evening talk Weekend Teaching Audio Friday Evening Talk Weekend Teaching» Read more
James Low. 16-19 Jan 2020. Alentejo, Portugal. Teaching and meditation retreat focussing on a Tibetan text by Gonpo Wangyal, called “Discover the presence: the mother of all buddhas”. Gonpo Wangyal text in various languages. English and Brazilian Portuguese Translator: Milton Petruczock Organiser: João Vale Neto. Recordings: Pedro Gomes Download the audio files here Alentejo Videos on Vimeo» Read more
James Low Weekend retreat,10-12 Jan 2020. Qigong Kleinowitz Center, Vienna. Illusion, delusion, confusion We have so many experiences in life. This is possible because our mind is intrinsically open and hospitable to each new moment. Yet this openness is hidden for us by our own involved busyness. Engaged in the never-ending task of self-delusion we impede the unimpeded and obscure […]» Read more
James Low Love and impermanence: from grasping and attachment to simply seeing and appreciating Teaching weekend, Warsaw, 14-15 December 2019 Transcribed by Anna Aly Labana and Paula Aranibar. Read and download the transcript You can listen to the audio here. Extract The drama of romantic love: it’s not that we shouldn’t fall in love, some of us can’t help […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
James Low Gutenstein 6-8 Sept 2019 Teaching retreat: Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena The instability of our ego-self binds us to the ongoing activity of self-maintenance. Driven by hopes and fears we anxiously mobilise our energy to the task of getting more of what we want and less of what we don’t want. From the Buddhist point of view […]» Read more
“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.”» Read more