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October 2018

Day Seminar. Frankfurt Tibethaus, 2018

October 5, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 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


Indestructible freedom. near Barcelona, 8-11 Nov 2018

November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 7:00 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. Flyer Evening talk on Friday. 7 to 9. Followed to a weekend teaching Saturday 9.30 to 1…

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December 2018

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

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
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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Evening Public Talk. Berlin, Nov 2018

December 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Berlin, Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V., Kinzigstraße 25
Berlin, 10247 Germany

James Low Opening to the space of being. When the many identities we adopt in daily life are used to sustain the illusion of an enduring real self we become mired in self deception. Our multiple identities are the radiance of awareness inseparable from the ungraspable ground of being. Other details to be confirmed.

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Weekend teaching. Berlin, Dec 2018

December 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Berlin, Bodhicharya Deutschland e.V., Kinzigstraße 25
Berlin, 10247 Germany

James Low The evolution of delusion within unchanging openness. The famous dzogchen text, The Evocation of Samantabhadra, shows clearly how limitation gradually emerges within the great openness of the ground of all, which is forever free of limitation.  We will use this text to clarify the view of dzogchen which will help us to relax and release the delusion of duality and rest in primordial openness.

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January 2019

Open heart, open mind. Vienna, 2019

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - January 6 @ 6:00 pm
Vienna, Qigong Kleinowitz, Qigong Kleinowitz Center,
Piaristengasse 16, Tür 5,, Wien 1080 Austria

James Low The open heart, the open mind, is the basis of our life. It is not a thing we have but rather a radiant presence. During these days we will explore emptiness, relative and absolute truth, the basic structure of tantra, and Garab Dorje’s Three Statements and see how they all point to the intrinsic integrity of life. There will be frequent breaks for meditation practice. Workshop schedule Friday 18:00 – 21:00 Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 Sunday 10:00 –…

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Evening Public Talk Cancelled. Warsaw, Jan 2019

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Dzogchen teachings. Warsaw, Jan 2019

January 26 @ 10:00 am - January 27 @ 1:00 pm

James Low Relaxation and the self-liberation of phenomena. We habitually experience objects that can be grasped along with our sense of ourselves as subjects who need to grasp at something in order to continue to exist. Struggling to remove this delusion does not help. Our practice is to relax and open and directly see how all that seems so real is in fact illusion. 2 days of teachings with breaks for meditation. Sat 10-6, Sun 9.30-1

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