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September 2018

Releasing attachment and confusion. Public Talk. Vienna, 2018

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vienna, Zhi-Chang Li Academy, Zhi-Chang Li Academy, Piaristengasse 16. Top 5
Vienna, 1070 Austria

James Low. Releasing attachment and confusion in the space of being. This will be followed by a retreat organised by the Maitreya Institut, Gutenstein.

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Where does it all come from? Gutenstein, 2018

September 7 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 1:00 pm
Maitreya Institute, Gutenstein, 2770 Austria

James Low Dzogchen retreat: Where does it all come from?: the dzogchen view of the origins of our many patterns of being lost. We will use the text of ” The Aspiration Prayer of Kuntuzangpo” (known in Tibetan as the Kunzang Monlam) to see how the mirage-like illusion emerged, and with it our own alienation. With this view, we can deepen our practice.

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Opening to life. Public Talk. Warsaw, 2018

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

James Low Evening public talk: Opening to Life Buddhism offers a view of life which suggests that the royal road to happiness is to remain relaxed, open and available in all circumstances. The more we are present the more we can let go of our ineffective attempts to avoid or control or manipulate the ever-changing flow of experience. Location will be confirmed with the organiser.

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Teaching and Meditation Day. Warsaw, 2018

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Warsaw Studium Teatralne, ul. Lubelska 30/32
Warsaw, 03-802 Poland

James Low. How to find your mind​. The dzogchen teachings point out that our mind is not an object that we can find by thinking about it. Yet it is always here as the ground of all we experience. We will engage in meditation to facilitate our awakening to how our mind is. The times are: 9:30-11:00; 11:30-13:00 [Lunch]; 14:00-15:30. Stadium Teatralne is close to the train station Warszawa Wschodnia.

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October 2018

Evening Talk. Frankfurt Tibethaus, 2018

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tibethaus, Frankfurt, Georg-Voigt-Straße 4,
Frankfurt, 60325 Germany

James Low The nonduality of stillness and movement in mind, in dzogchen meditation. Stillness and movement are often seen as opposites, thus we feel still when we are not anxious or excited. Due to this there seems to be a need to avoid the turbulence of daily life if we want to be calm. Yet we need to work, maintain relationships and family life and so the very thought of becoming calm becomes just another demand. However the non-dual view…

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Day Seminar. Frankfurt Tibethaus, 2018

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tibethaus, Frankfurt, Georg-Voigt-Straße 4,
Frankfurt, 60325 Germany

James Low Relating to everyday complexity with the relaxed ease of our spacious mind. The focus is on integrating whatever arises in the openness of meditation. In this busy world it is easy to feel overwhelmed by complexity…there are just too many demands on our limited time! In fact our life is organised around our limitations…of time, money, health, interest, availability and so on. Dzogchen points to the infinite, unlimited openness of our intrinsic awareness. The focus of the meditation…

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Eifel retreat on Purity. Kamalashila Oct 2018

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 1:00 pm
Kamalashila Institute, Mayen-Koblenz Kirchstraße 22
Langenfeld, 56729 Germany

James Low Intrinsic purity and purity through purification. We will use Padmasambhava’s words from chapter 9 of ‘Simply Being’ and Nuden Dorje’s instructions from chapter 8 of ‘Simply Being’ to find ourselves in primordial purity. This will be supported by doing Semdzin meditations. To enter purity through purification we will do Dorje Sempa practice according to ‘Simply Being’ chapter 4 and the Narak Kangshag purification of hell practice. There will be the usual movement practices daily and we will do…

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November 2018

Euro250

Indestructible freedom. near Barcelona, 8-11 Nov 2018

November 8 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Casal la Salle, near Barcelona, Casal la Salle
Veciana, 08289 Spain

James Low Indestructible freedom. This 4 day retreat will focus on settling into the clarity which is present in all experience. Through meditation, including some of the methods of the semdzin and using chapter 8 of Simply Being we will open the space within which all obscurations are self-liberating and go free like clouds dissolving in the sky. The price including full board with single room is 250 euros. Please book early to secure a place. Booking is open now…

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Finding freedom in daily life: public talk. Oxford, Nov 2018

November 30 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Quaker Centre, 43 St Giles',
Oxford, OX1 3LW United Kingdom

James Low Finding Freedom in Daily Life Daily pressures seem to be ever increasing with spiralling obligations. The idea of finding freedom from this is tempting, yet running away does not free us from ourselves. Dzogchen meditation is a simple means to find freedom in the midst of demand and turmoil. Freedom to be with all of life rests in the freedom to be. Time  to be confirmed

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December 2018

The Heart of the matter: weekend teaching. Oxford, Dec 2018

December 1 - December 2
Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret College, Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6QA United Kingdom

James Low The Heart of the Matter is the Open Mind Although we rely on our mind in every aspect of our lives, the mind itself is rarely the focus of our interest and attention. Meditation is a simple yet profound way to get to know our mind. We might well find that our mind is not what we think it is. When the mind is disregarded there is always so much to do to maintain our sense of self in the world. However,…

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