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March 2018

Mindfulness and the mind’s intrinsic clarity. Ponzone, 2018

March 22 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 3:00 pm
Casa dei pensanti, Via Berrino 237
PONZONE, Alessandria 15010 Italy

James Low Mindfulness and the intrinsic clarity of the mind. During the retreat, we will see how to deepen the approach of mindfulness and how to dwell in the intrinsic clarity of mind that is at the heart of our experience. We will do it through meditation, and also by using a brief Tibetan dzogchen text by Gonpo Wangyal that will accompany and support our investigation within the multiple facets of the mind. The text will be available in Italian…

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April 2018

Public Talk. Bonn, 2018

April 18 @ 7:00 pm
Dargyäling Dzogchen Gemeinschaft, Spielmannsgasse 14
Köln, 50678 Germany

James Low Public Talk.  No one to blame, no one to gain. Ignorance and enlightenment, how does this happen ? Did we get lost by ourselves? Do we have to make ourselves enlightened? We will make a brief exploration of this strange situation that we find ourselves in. This will be followed by a four day retreat in the Eifel. Details are here.

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The One Ground and its qualities. Eifel Retreat, April 2018

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

James Low Retreat. The One ground and its qualities. The focus will be on using the dzogchen view to awaken to the inseperability of awareness and the openness of the ground. To support our meditation we will use chapter 9 in the book, ‘Simply Being’ where Padmasambhava sets out the truth of our existence. There will be a public talk the night before in Bonn.

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Public Talk. London 2018

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Watkins Book Shop, 19-21 Cecil Court
London, W2N 4EZ

Watkins Book Store organises a regular programme of talks by authors whose books they sell. James will be talking and signing copies of his books including the new one, Sparks.

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Retreat, Seville 2018

April 28 - May 1
Seville, Seville, Spain

James Low Topic: The practice of dzogchen, according to a short text by Gonpo Wangyal, which is available here in English and Spanish for participants. Please contact Charo, the organiser,  for further information. The retreat starts at 10am on Saturday 28th April 2018 and ends at 2pm Tuesday 1st May.

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May 2018

Teaching Retreat. Badowa, May 2018

May 11 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 2:00 pm

James Low Topic: The direct indication of Buddhahood by Nuden Dorje, Chapter 8 of Simply Being. Contact the organiser for further information please.

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June 2018

Public talk. Staying sane in an insane world. Freiburg, 2018

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

James Low. Staying sane in an insane world.  Buddhist teaching emphasises the impermanence of all phenomena. Our experience moment by moment is the ever-changing patterning of the happenstance of emergence. However our sense of self requires us to feel a degree of reliability and predictability in the patterning of our existence. Our ego self fears both invasion and abandonment. Awakening to the ground of being allows the permeability of our self-system to be lived with minimal anxiety and effortful control. Contact the organiser for further information. This is…

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Teaching retreat. Finding freedom in the source. Todtmoos, 2018

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 1:00 am
Todtmoos-Au, Haus am Mühlenbach, Mühlematt, 6
Todtmoos, 79682 Germany

James Low Finding freedom in the source. The familiar horizon established by our sense of self affords us a very limited sense of our own potential. Through awakening to the ground of being, the spacious awareness which pervades every aspect of our life, we can gain depth and light, freedom and easy communication with all that arises. There will be a focus on practice supported by the brief text by Padmasambhava which is chapter 9 in the book, Simply Being. For further…

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Teaching and Camping retreat. Emerson College, 2018

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - June 17 @ 1:00 pm
Emerson College, East Sussex, Ashdown Forest, Forest Row
East Sussex, RH18 5JX United Kingdom

James Low Love and compassion, the sweet breath of non-duality. The openness of non-duality underlies every aspect of our life experience and yet it is hidden by our busy attempts to improve our situation. Meditation as a way of loosening the bonds of duality will be the central practice. Please contact Huw Wyn or his website for registration and for all further information. Registration is from 3 o clock on the Thursday, supper between 6.30 – 7.30. The retreat will start…

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July 2018

Teachings on the Butterlamp Prayer. Darnków, 2018

July 11 - July 15
Darnków Gompa, 57 - 343 Lewin Kłodzki
Darnków 18, Poland

James Low Teaching on the Butterlamp Prayer of CR Lama and the Sutra of King Golden Hand. CR Lama’s wonderful aspiration offers the essential points of many different dharma views and provides many helpful and beautiful metaphors and images to help deepen our practice. This will be linked with the annual offering of 100,000 butterlamps. Participants should have a copy of the Polish, English, German or other versions of Radiant Aspiration, which contains all the necessary texts. For more information…

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