Simply Being

Simply Being

Simply being is the state of the primordial buddha Samantabhadra, Kuntu Zangpo, the unchanging innate purity, the heart of everything. Simply being is the ground, path and fruition of all existence. The teaching of this is known as Dzogchen or the natural perfection of all experience.

This is not an abstract idea but is the vital presence which we embody and engage with as the world around us. Dzogchen teaching recalls us to the open nature of all things, the natural state we have never left, yet have somehow forgotten.

Meditation reveals the deconstruction of the disintegration (ignorance) which manifests as the separation of subject and object. As disintegration disintegrates, the given-ness of integration shines forth and the accumulations of tension, anxiety and assumptions which bind, knot and restrict us are released without effort.

The teachings of Dzogchen have been present in our world for many thousands of years. They have been passed on in unbroken lineages which have survived in Tibet and have now spread out into the world following the Chinese invasion.

The purpose of this website is to offer the key points of Dzogchen illustrated with many examples from everyday life. These presentations are mainly in the form of lightly edited transcripts of teachings given at retreats.

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

If you wish to offer some financial support for this work and the website then please follow the link at the foot of the page “Dana. Make a donation”.

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.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to read these transcripts but 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.