Macclesfield videos/audios

From 2003 James has taught in Macclesfield  either once or twice a year. Originally when he came up he taught in a little room above pizza express, in a park building and in a hospital out-building.  After that the group of practitioners in Macclesfield had the use of a building which became a buddhist centre…

For about a decade Chris Coppock, who was a major contributor to this, made audio recordings of the talks which James gave and also made (latterly with Charles Lomas) some video-recordings.

These video–recordings are being archived and Barbara is adding them to the Vimeo collection on the website.

Latest set of videos now available – Refuge is liberation / Garab Dorje’s Three Points as the essence of refuge. From fusion to dualistic intention to  non-dual liberation…    ( Nov 2008)

Due to causes and conditions that buddhist centre eventually folded but happily James has continued to come north and teach in different venues, annually, since then.

I know some people are following through with the audios of the Macclesfield talks and thought it might be helpful to put the links to the available videos and audios which are available to listen or download from the simplybeing website…all grouped together on one page.

So far we have:

1. View of dzogchen  Nov 2003      audio talk                (audio only )

2. Dzogchen practice-Focussing and Distraction July 2004 audio  (audio only )


3. Living with anxiety and doubt February 2005   audio        (audio only )


4. Wisdom and compassion   May 2006   audio              (audio only )


5. Lojong – Mind training  Dec 2006    audio                videos (x3)


6. The transmission of  flow and the flow of transmission  June 2007   audio      videos(x3)


7. Clearing the clutter November 2007     audio       videos  (x3)


8. Integrating the dzogchen view with basic buddhist practice March 2008    audio     videos (x3)


9. Refuge is liberation- Garab Dorje’s Three Points as the
essence of refuge-From fusion to dualistic intention to
non-dual liberation     Nov 2008           audio       videos  (x3)


10. Love,compassion,joy and equanimity- the four immeasurables June 2009 audio 


11. Four foundations of mindfulness-a dzogchen perspective Jan 2010     audio


12. Working with change and impermanence   Nov 2010      audio


13.  The illusory nature of experience  March 2012    “The Heart Sutra”      audio      videos(x3) 


14. Integrating openness and presence   Feb 2013   audio    (audio only)


15. Balancing relation and effort in buddhism Feb 2014 audio  (audio only )


16. Staying open to life as it is      Feb  2015        audio            (audio only )


17. Buddhism and creativity         Feb 2016       audio                    (audio only )


18. Dissolving attachment in the openness of being  Feb 2017                audio    video


We’re working on the videos for talks 10, 11 and 12 and I’ll add the links as they become available…