James Low is interviewed by Guido Ferrari during a retreat in Todtmoos, Germany, June 2006. He is asked what is dzogchen, what does it mean and how should we live with this awareness.
The interview has also been written up and made available on simplybeing.co.uk in English, German and Italian.
Love, Emptiness and Awareness. Liebe, Leere und Bewusstheit.
Public talk by James Low in Freiburg, June 2013
"Love is often linked with attachment and with the narrowing and intensity which that brings. In dzogchen however love is the energy of openness, the dynamic availability that lets us connect with every situation."
Translated by Robert Jaroslawski
Filmed by Krishna Beutel
Weekend Teachings given in Lahr, Germany, 5-6 December 2009.
... Tantra is a path of activity, and one of its strengths is that it gives us something to do. There are mudras to do with your hands, a dorje and bell to hold, instruments to play, things to read, and many things to visualise. The beauty and the skilful organisation of these patterns of movements allows such a focus of attention that there is no spare aspect of the mind to be caught up in distraction. In tantra you are working with energy, with the transformation of your experience of what is occurring.
However in dzogchen one is concerned simply to relax into the natural purity of the open state...