Video records with Estonian [EN/ET] translation

“Mindfulness, psychotherapy and the dzogchen view of mind” [EN/ET] Public Talk, Tallin, October 2015

This public talk was given by James Low the evening before a short retreat he led in Estonia. Held in the National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, 20 Sept. 2013. In this lecture, the focus is on the relation between mindfulness practices and Buddhist meditation based on the view of the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

In the lecture it is pointed out that normally people are fixed in their habitual patterns which do not let them perceive everything that appears just as it is. However, when we are relaxed, we find ourselves as part of the unfolding field itself and we are able to feel the basic goodwill that is present in all people. It creates a mood within which there is a free flow of interactive energy, where is no “me” and no “other”. We are not the subjects looking at the objects.

“Heart Sutra: a way of understanding tantra and dzogchen” [EN/ET] Public Talk, Tallin, Sept. 2013

This public talk was given by James Low the evening before a short retreat he led in Estonia.
Held in the National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, 20 Sept. 2013.

James starts by saying that he intends to show “the positioning of the central idea in the Heart Sutra as it moves towards the earlier schools and the later schools of Buddhism.”

What is the central idea? Emptiness. “The Buddha had an understanding that things are not as they appear to be.”

Translated into Estonian by Leho Rubis.