Simply Being

Simply Being

Simply being is the ground or basis of every occurrence; it is the unchanging awareness which reveals the ever-changing play of experience. This is dzogchen, the wholeness and completion within which we live. Dzogchen teaching recalls us to this open purity which we have never left, yet habitually disregard.

These teachings, the heart of the primordial buddha Samantabhadra, have been present in our world for many thousands of years, passed on in unbroken lineages in Tibet, and now spreading out in the world.

The ignoring of the intrinsic ground generates an illusion of subject and object as real and separate entities. Meditation reveals the delusion that manifests as separation of subject and object. With this awakening the given-ness of integration shines forth and accumulations of the tension, anxiety and assumptions that bind and restrict us are released without effort.

The purpose of this website is to offer the key points of dzogchen, illustrated with examples from everyday life. There are audio and video recordings and some transcripts of public talks and teaching retreats in Europe.

The teachings here are by James Low, according to the transmissions he received from his root teacher CR Lama and from other Nyingmapa lamas.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to use this material to aid their awakening. In order to bathe in the living stream of the dzogchen lineages it is important to make steps to gain transmission from a living teacher.

According to the tradition it is unhelpful to use the teachings for selfish purposes.

If there is some merit in this work, may it help all beings awaken.
If there is no merit, may its emptiness protect all beings from disturbance.