Remember remember the 5 November!
Remembering the lengths people will go to to destroy what they see as bad and the endless consequences of polarisation.
Remember on the 11th November the seen and unseen consequences of war and fighting…
Remembering the value of collaboration, working together in a respectful and harmonious way to achieve a result which is for the common good.
Re-membering, dissolving the sense of alienation in discovering who we and others truly are…
the critical remembering…
and of which we will be beautifully reminded on November 8 to the 10th…
Please let Gio know if you are coming…for details see below and Simplybeing.co.uk>Events
Evening Talk & Weekend Teaching in Oxford
- November 8th – 10th 2019
“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”.
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.
Friday November 8th, 7pm- 9pm
Saturday November 9th, 9.30am – 1pm & 2.30pm – 6pm (with breaks)
Sunday November 10th, 9.30am – 1pm (with breaks)
James will alternate between oral teaching & meditation practiceCosts and Offerings for Teaching:
The prices below cover costs only: venue hire, James’ travel costs, etc.Evening Talk Only: £10Teaching Sessions (a.m. or p.m): £15 per session (am or pm)Whole Event: £50In 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!