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Wendy Chozom June 2020

Wendy Chozom

Over the past twenty years I have engaged with dharma practice and teachings which have profoundly changed my view of the world, of my self, and the relationship to what I took to be as completely separate from me, as truly ‘other’.

This new relationship is not really new but is pre-existing, a given, the astonishing ignored truth of us all without exception.

Usually we look at the world through eyes which are clouded by conditioned beliefs… so to have the opportunity to look through a pair of eyes which are clear, is a rare and liberating privilege.

I borrowed those of James Low who has been offering this unclouded view for many decades, teaching dzogchen around the world. Back in 2010 he gave me encouragement to teach ‘as much as you can’. I took this to mean ‘teach a lot’ but it could equally well have meant ‘teach as much as you are able to, just now’…which is rather different!!

But either way I have learned that it’s through engaging with the process that learning takes place… and that as we apply these teachings in our everyday lives our own eyes open wider. Freedom and the complexities and constraints of life are not in opposition and an on-going freshness is the flowering of the freedom of our natural condition.

If you are interested in dzogchen, the great completion teachings, then I invite you to explore the vast array of teachings on the web-site simplybeing.co.uk with which this site is linked.

The Macclesfield talks on the simplybeing.co.uk web-site are a set of teachings which offer an exposition of the dzogchen view…here is a list of links to the audios and videos currently available. These talks also cover many different approaches within dharma teachings, explaining both how they relate to each other and their application in everyday life.

You will surely find your own unique way into engagement but I recommend them most highly; for me they acted as ladder and springboard …

Summer evening’s Answers to Dharma Questions

For ears and ease… for hearts and minds…         Just to refresh your memory, or alert you to the place to be on some future summer evenings… Aug 12th and 26th between 6.30 pm and 8.00pm London time… … is in front of your phone, lap-top, or tablet. James is answering some more questions…

The Three Points of Garab Dorje

Some of us were fortunate enough enough to  hear James teaching  over the last weekend   Afterwards I wrote this down to celebrate:   In gratitude for Garab Dorje’s Three Points   Our infinite spacious hospitality,  seam-less with phenomena   arising and passing ceaselessly…   Wow!   Our real home – yet, no ‘thing’ to…

Zoom Talk James Low : Ignorance, prejudice and cruelty

‘In a world where vulnerability often evokes cruelty rather than kindness it is helpful to remember the Buddha’s teachings on how ignorance arises, and from it, the mental dullness which leads to selfishness, complacency and indifference. If we are to avoid a wish to blame others and seek revenge then it is vital that we…

Sisters……. in non-duality

  In jealousy and foolish pride greed hatred and delusion we immolate our peace of mind and suffer in confusion   Old fears and anguish quake the heart, in place of ease a tightness comes – releasing this …A…ཨ…o p e n n e s s reveals the sameness of our “bones”   Each moment…

This perspective may help …

and hopefully will do no harm!   Once, in a talk James said… ‘keep your dosh in your pocket, sit on your bum and get enlightened! That’s pretty simple eh?… but it doesn’t happen so often. So many distractions, emotional obscurations, karmic propensities limit the time on the cushion… and then the time spent there,…