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September 2019

Why is it so difficult to relax​? Public talk, Vienna 2019

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vienna, Qigong Kleinowitz, Qigong Kleinowitz Center,
Piaristengasse 16, Tür 5,, Wien 1080 Austria

James Low Public Talk.  Why is it so difficult to relax​?

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Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena. Gutenstein, Sept 2019

September 6 - September 8
Maitreya Institute, Gutenstein, 2770 Austria

James Low Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena The instability of our ego-self binds us to the ongoing activity of self-maintenance. Driven by hopes and fears we anxiously mobilise our energy to the task of getting more of what we want and less of what we don’t want. From the Buddhist point of view this ceaseless busyness is driven by our belief in duality, our felt sense that we and everything around us are separate real entities.  Struggling to remove…

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€450

Opening to our buddha mind. Retreat, Barcelona 2019

September 20 @ 10:00 am - September 26 @ 1:00 pm
Casal La Salle, Veciana (Barcelona), Catalonia 08289 Spain

James Low Retreat: Opening to our buddha mind. The focus will be on practice to dis-identify with the content of our mind so that the direct presence of our Buddha Mind can shine forth. As a support for this we will work with Saraha’s short Mahamudra text, The Treasury of Songs. This is chapter 13 in Simply Being. A revised translation of this chapter will be available. See the English flyer for information about costs and how to register. Consulte el el…

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October 2019

Evening Public Talk. Frankfurt, Oct 2019

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tibethaus, Frankfurt, Georg-Voigt-Straße 4,
Frankfurt, 60325 Germany

James Low Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons.  The power of the five poisonous afflictions (mental dullness, desire, aversion, jealousy and pride) is very strong and each affliction can easily pull us away from grounded harmony and into the treacherous security of taking up a position. However equanimity is the great quality of the Middle Way avoiding extremes. It is the poise dynamically balancing according to circumstances yet without bias in any direction and it reveals the freedom…

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Equanimity. Frankfurt day teaching, 2019

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tibethaus, Frankfurt, Georg-Voigt-Straße 4,
Frankfurt, 60325 Germany

James Low Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons. The power of the five poisonous afflictions (mental dullness, desire, aversion, jealousy and pride) is very strong and each affliction can easily pull us away from grounded harmony and into the treacherous security of taking up a position. However equanimity is the great quality of the Middle Way avoiding extremes. It is the poise dynamically balancing according to circumstances yet without bias in any direction and it reveals the freedom…

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Eifel Retreat, October 2019

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 1:00 pm
Kamalashila Institute, Mayen-Koblenz Kirchstraße 22
Langenfeld, 56729 Germany

The Happy Twins. Dzogchen and Mahamudra are harmoniously complementary. Their evocative styles offer us beautiful metaphors which can sweetly and poetically ease us out of our rigid concepts. We will focus on two texts, the Mirror of Luminous Revelation, a dzogchen treasure text from Nuden Dorje Drophen Lingpa Drolo Tsal, and The Mahamudra Upadesha by Tilopa. New translations of the texts will be available. There will be plenty of time for practice. Further information from the organisers.  

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November 2019

£10.00

Evening public talk. Oxford, 2019

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oxford, Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall College, Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6QA United Kingdom

James Low True nature. Evening public talk, followed by a weekend of teaching. Costs and Offerings for Teaching: Evening Talk Only: £10 Teaching Sessions (a.m. or p.m): £15 per session (am or pm) Whole Event: £50 The prices above cover costs only: venue hire, James’ travel costs etc. In the Buddhist tradition teaching on meditation is offered without charge so there is no fee for the teaching offered this weekend. If you wish to offer a donation (dana) to support…

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Easy illumination. Oxford, 2019

November 9 @ 9:30 am - November 10 @ 1:00 pm
Oxford, Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall College, Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6QA United Kingdom

James Low Easy illumination We inhabit a paradox as our self-revealing mind is hidden by our way of looking. Using the structure of a short Dzogchen text by the extraordinary Tibetan Yogini Ayu Khandro we will explore how not to get in the way of our mind’s intrinsic illumination. The focus will be on the clarity of the authentic view and the depth of meditation practice. There is a public talk the evening before. Saturday November 9th, 9.30am – 1pm…

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Following the Middle Way. Berlin, Public Talk.

November 20
Berlin, Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V., Kinzigstraße 25
Berlin, 10247 Germany

Following the Middle Way Between all Polarities and Fixed Positions. An Evening Public Talk by James Low. German translation by Kati LaVoix For more information contact the organiser.

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Dissolving obstacles to living the dzogchen view. Berlin, Nov 2019.

November 21 - November 24
Berlin, Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V., Kinzigstraße 25
Berlin, 10247 Germany

Dissolving obstacles to living the dzogchen view. We will look at parts of chs 8 & 10 in Simply Being. But the main focus will be on practice and applying the view to dealing with problems that may arise. Chapter 8 is The direct indication of buddhahood beyond classification by Nuden Dorje and Chapter 9 is The natural way and the way of delusion by Padma Sambhava. Teachings by James Low. German translation by Kati LaVoix For more information contact…

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