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James Low Dzogchen Teachings:

Oxford Evening Public Talk & Weekend Teaching

November 8th - 10th, 2019

Easy Illumination

We inhabit a paradox as our true nature 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.

Friday Evening Talk:

November 8th, 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Talbot Hall in Lady Margaret Hall College, Norham Gdns, Oxford, OX2 6QA

Weekend Teaching:

Saturday November 9th, 9.30am - 1pm & 2.30pm - 6pm (with breaks)

Sunday November 10th, 9.30am - 1pm (with breaks)

Venue:  Talbot Hall in Lady Margaret Hall College, Norham Gdns, Oxford, OX2 6QA


James Low is a disciple and teacher in the Byangter and Khordong lineages of the late Chhimed Rigdzin Lama.

He began studying and practising Tibetan Buddhism in India in the 1960’s and received teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Kanjur Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche. Having met his root teacher, Chhimed Rigdzin Lama (also known as C R Lama), he lived in his home in West Bengal, India for many years, serving him as required and being taught many aspects of the tradition. During this period in India James did several retreats and pilgrimages in the Himalayas. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, on his return to Europe, he also had teachings and guidance from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.

James translated many tantric texts and sadhanas with CR Lama who wanted texts from his lineages, Byangter and Khordong, to be available in English. CR Lama asked James to teach in 1976 and later gave him the transmissions necessary to do this, together with full lineage authority. In particular, James was encouraged to give the traditional instructions using methods that enable people in the west to get the point.

James has been teaching in this way for over twenty years. James regularly teaches the principles of dzogchen in Europe and he publishes translations and commentaries from time to time.

James studied at Edinburgh and other universities and has retired from his work in London as a Consultant Psychotherapist in the National Health Service. He is slowly winding down his private psychotherapy practice. He has taught on many psychotherapy trainings in Britain

Costs and Offerings for Teaching:

The prices below cover costs only: venue hire, James’ travel costs etc.

Evening Talk Only: £10

Teaching Sessions (a.m. or p.m): £15 per session (am or pm)

Whole Event: £50

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 the work of the teacher and those who help him, then please do so at any point during the event.

Both payment for costs and dana are cash only please on the door!


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