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April 2020


Cancelled. Public talk. No sweat compassion. Cologne, 2020

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
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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Cancelled. Dzogchen Eifel retreat. Don’t push the river. April 2020

April 9 @ 10:00 am - April 12 @ 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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Zoom organised by Kamalashila

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

Emptiness, equanimity and kindness April 9, 7 – 8:30 pm (German time zone) with James Low When many people are suffering our hearts go out to them and we wish them well. This quality of kindness is vital to extend our connectivity beyond the people of our personal concern. However from the Buddhist point of view the power of kindness is greatly increased by merging it with the wisdom of emptiness. English only, German translation will not be provided. The teachings is organised…

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May 2020

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

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
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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Cancelled. Meeting your own mind. Badów Górny, May 2020

May 14 - May 17
Badowo, Folwark Badowo, Folwark Badowo, Piekarska 31
Badowo, Gorny 96-320 Poland

“Given the chaos of the virus and the strict government controls this event is cancelled ….sad but necessary.   I am starting to do free teaching on zoom. Hopefully this way we can all stay connected to dharma and with a sense of the others who study and practice like us.” James.   Thursday 14th May at 10 am to Sunday 17th May at 1 pm.  James Low Teaching retreat: Meeting your own mind. The focus will be on awakening…

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Cancelled. Evening Public Talk. Milan, 2020

May 29 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0
YAGE, Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica e Culturale, Via Benedetto Marcello, 77
Milan, Italy

James Low. Evening talk on Friday May 29th at 18:30. 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. There will be translation into…

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Cancelled. 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

Cancelled. 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

Inclusive presence. Teaching retreat. Todtmoos, July 2020

July 3 - July 5
Todtmoos-Au, Haus am Mühlenbach, Mühlematt, 6
Todtmoos, 79682 Germany

Teaching retreat begins at 10 am on Friday 3rd July and ends at 1pm on Sunday 5th . Title: Inclusive presence. Topic: The purpose of the retreat is to offer the opportunity to awaken to how our mind actually is. We usually think of our mind in terms of its contents of thoughts, feelings, memories, plans and so on. Although these arising and passing contents bring meaning, structure and value to our lives our immersion in them means that we…

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September 2020

Teaching retreat. Gutenstein, Sept 2020

September 11 @ 11:00 am - September 13 @ 2:00 pm CEST
Maitreya Institute, Gutenstein, 2770 Austria

11-13 Sept 2020. Topic and other information to be confirmed

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