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March 2020


Illusion, delusion and confusion. Public Talk. London, 2020

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lekdanling, Unit B, 14 Collent Street
London, E9 6SG United Kingdom

Public Talk: Illusion, delusion and confusion. James is also teaching at Lekdanling the weekend that follows. Lekdanling will charge £5 for the evening talk. There will be a bowl/box there for people who wish to offer dana/donation to James.

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Illusion, delusion and confusion. A teaching and practice weekend. London 2020

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 1:00 pm
Lekdanling, Unit B, 14 Collent Street
London, E9 6SG United Kingdom

Topic: Illusion, delusion and confusion. James is also giving a talk the evening before, at 18:30. Sat 10-1, 2:30-6 Sun 10-1. Lekdanling will charge £30 for the weekend and for people needing concessions, £15. There will be a bowl/box there for people who wish to offer dana/donation to James for the teachings.

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April 2020


Public talk. No sweat compassion. Cologne, 2020

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dargyäling Dzogchen Gemeinschaft, Spielmannsgasse 14
Köln, 50678 Germany

James Low. Public Talk. No sweat compassion.  Ethical responsivity is intrinsic to non-duality. When the mind itself is clear, egocentric allocation of value ceases and natural kindness rises like the morning sun shedding light and warmth equally in all directions. This talk will be in English and interpreted in German. It will be followed by the Dzogchen Easter Retreat with James Low in Kamalashila Institute. This retreat is suitable for beginners. Tickets for the talk in Cologne may be reserved…

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Dzogchen Eifel retreat. Don’t push the river. April 2020

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 1:00 pm
Kamalashila Institute, Mayen-Koblenz Kirchstraße 22
Langenfeld, 56729 Germany

James Low. Don’t push the river. Don’t push the river, don’t dam the flow. Direct it or put it to work – the desire for mastery over events is the meditator’s prison. Self-arising, self-liberating – the empty vanishing object frees the empty vanishing subject. This mutual freeing reveals awareness, clarity and responsivity – the heart of both dzogchen and mahamudra. The focus will be on practice. Recommended arrival day: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (please state this when registering) Please register for…

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May 2020

Meeting your mind: the practice of the 21 Semdzin. Seville, May 2020

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 12:00 pm
Seville, Lantana Gardens Hotel, Avenida de Pio XII 85, Pilas
Sevilla, 41840 Spain

James Low Teaching and meditation retreat, This retreat will focus on the practice of the 21 Semdzin. These are Dzogchen methods for meeting our mind as it actually is. Through them we shift the patterns of our energy and loosen our habitual concepts about who and what we are. There will also be some teaching on the Dzogchen view of the mind and the world. Please note: The retreat is taking place at the same time as the week of…

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Teaching retreat. Badowo, May 2020

May 14 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 12:00 pm

Title and other details to be confirmed with the organiser. Thursday 10am to 1pm on the Sunday  

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Maintaining simplicity and spontaneity. Evening Public Talk. Milan, 2020

May 29 @ 6:30 pm

James Low. Evening talk on May 29th. The location and time are to be confirmed. Topic: Maintaining simplicity and spontaneity in everyday life. Modern life is very complex and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the many complex demands and choices we face. We cannot control the outer world but we can find out more about our own mind and its nature. Resting in experiencing the nature of the mind is the basis of relaxed ethical spontaneity within ourselves.…

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Meet others where they are. Milan, May 2020

May 30 - May 31
Mindfulness Milan Center, Via Cenisio 5
Milan, Italy

James Low. Weekend Teaching retreat. Topic: Meet others where they are with mindful compassion. In Buddhism we develop compassion so that we can help other sentient beings. We try to help them improve their lives by reducing self-sabotage and awakening to their potential buddha. This requires the development of a wide range of relational modalities on our part so that we are  able to meet people right where they are and in the way that they are. In these two…

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June 2020

The ever-healing whole. Emerson College. East Sussex, June 2020

June 11 - June 12
Emerson College, East Sussex, Ashdown Forest, Forest Row
East Sussex, RH18 5JX United Kingdom

The ever healing whole. Resting in the ever-open is the one key to all locked rooms of separation, isolation and pseudo-autonomy. All wars, cruelty, exploitation, and disregard for the common good arise from unawareness of the ever-open from which we have never been apart.  Through meditation and reflection we will open to being present where we are, as we are, available and ready to work with circumstances. For other information see the organiser’s website. Registration will begin on the afternoon…

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July 2020

Teaching retreat. Todtmoos, July 2020

July 2 - July 5
Todtmoos-Au, Haus am Mühlenbach, Mühlematt, 6
Todtmoos, 79682 Germany

Teaching retreat begins 3rd July. Other details to be confirmed. Topic:to be confirmed

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