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CANCELLED: Dzogchen Retreat (alternative online teaching might be possible)

The path to no path

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Dear guests of Kamalashila Institute,

due to the coronavirus, James Low has decided to cancel his October retreat. Possibly there will be an alternative online offer in October in a shortened form. If necessary, we will inform the previously registered course participants about this in person. We will also keep you informed about possible further course cancellations and alternative online teachings on our website and by newsletter.

An email with further information has been sent to all those who have already registered for this course. If anyone has not received it, please contact us by email at:

We ask for your understanding.

Best regards,
Your Kamalashila team

We will focus on  the comprehensive teachings of Chetsangpa Ratna Sri Buddhi. They are currently to be found as Chapters 1, 3 and 5 in the book, Simply Being. If we have time we will also work with Garab Dorje’s Three Key Points as illuminated by Patrul Rinpoche.

We will practice the 21 Semdzin in order to reveal the mind and its energy. There will be plenty of time for practice.
New translations of the texts are provided at cost price.

James Low’s deep insight into the Dzogchen and Mahamudra teachings, his winning presence, and his profound understanding of human psychology – seasoned with a good sense of humour – make him an exceptional teacher.

James Low teaches in a clearly understandable English. It is recommend that you take part in the whole retreat.

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Not included in the course fees is the dana for the teacher. On top of the course fees for Kamalashila Institute, the participants can make a donation (dana) to the teacher sometime during the retreat.

“Dana is given to express one’s gratitude for receiving the dharma. The giving of dana is a personal response, and the setting of a fixed amount would clash with this. Our meetings should express generosity, the flow of giving: we all give our time and energy to come, we give our focused attention to the study and practice, we give our warmth and availability to create a harmonious atmosphere… So within that field of giving people can, as they are moved to do so, give some dana which people can put in an envelope to be offered at a certain point.”   James Low

Please bring along an envelope for the dana.

Recommended arrival day: 9 October 2020 (please state this when registering)

Eva-Maria Küchler has been a student of James Low since 1993. In James spring and autumn retreats, Eva-Maria gives instructions on breathing and body practices. She works as a body-based psychotherapist and an MBSR teacher in her own practice in Cologne, Germany. Information on the retreat is available from Eva-Maria Küchler at +49 2245 4689,, or from Kamalashila Institute.

Partial attendance at the retreat is only possible with the consent of Eva-Maria Küchler!

This course will be held in English only and no interpretation will be provided!

Reading Material
  • Published by James Low: »Simply Being«; »Sparks«; »Being right here«; »The Yogins of Ladakh«; »Being Guru Rinpoche«
  • C. R. Lama & James Low: »Collected Works of C. R. Lama«

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