Guided meditations

Guided meditation1: Moving in stillness. Text. Guided meditation2: Finding stillness in movement Text James Low has made recordings of two short guided meditations (April 2020) for releasing stress and integrating stillness and movement. These are designed for people in the caring professions working long hours due to COVID-19 and who only have brief periods to practise. Each lasts 10 minutes. […]

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Open to life: the heart of awareness. Public Talk. Brighton, 2012

James Low Brighthelm Centre, Brighton, UK 2nd December 2012 Transcribed by Michelle Hughes Edited by James Low Dzogchen (the great perfection) is one of the most beautiful expressions of wisdom that has come from Tibet and India. Its essence points to the inherent freedom and clarity that is our natural state. Free from religious or spiritual dogma, it offers a […]

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The Healing power of emptiness. Public Talk. Tallinn, 2013

Emptiness is the heart of the Heart Sutra, the radical text revealing the infinite view of mahayana Buddhism. It is itself a continuation of the tradition of disrupting assumptions,a tradition which is central to the unfolding of Buddhism and is manifest in the life of Gautama Buddha…
…The Heart Sutra is encouraging us towards a deconstruction or unloosening or divesting of the assumptions which stop us from being open to what is here. This opens the direct revealing of the middle way between mere nothingness and real substance. We’re not glued onto things, believing that they are truly real, nor are we trying to develop a protective space, an isolation and avoidance. Rather, by staying relaxed, open and present, we will find our manifest presence shaping itself usefully and harmoniously within the non-dual emergent field.

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Easy does it. Todtmoos, 2009 and 2010

These are teachings given in Freiburg and Todtmoos during  12-14 June 2009 and 11-12 June 2010. James explains and comments on Patrul Rinpoche Brief and an Extended Commentaries on Garab Dorje’s “Three Essential Points”, translated later as “Three Statements that Hit the Key Points” and often by others as “Hitting the essence in three words”. This text was prepared by […]

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