Spring 2010

In the course of this retreat, James taught from the text “Mi Tag Gyud Kul” – Encouragement of Impermanence – written by Rigdzin Godem.

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Autumn 2018 – Intrinsic purity and purity through purification

This nine-day retreat took place between 6th October and 14th October 2018. During the retreat James considered various texts with regard to the aspect of purification:

The Heart Sutra (Saturday – Sunday)
The Meditation and mantra recitation of Prajnaparamita, Mother of All the Buddhas, from Gonpo Wangyal (Sunday, Friday)
The Evocation of Samantabhatra (Monday-Tuesday)
The Meditation and Recitation on Vajrasattva who Purifies Errors and Obscurations (Wednesday)
Vajrasattva practice from Ngöndro (Thursday)
Padmasambhava practice from C. R. Lama (Thursday-Friday)
Purification practice using Padmasambhava as form, from C.R. Lama (Friday)
Uncovering the Presence of the Mother of All the Buddhas, from Gonpo Wangyal (Friday-Sunday)

In the course of the Friday and Saturday teachings, various series of Semdzin practices were introduced and their effects discussed.

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Spring 2012

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Spring 2004

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Autumn 2001

Due to the technology of its day, this recording has variable sound quality and some passages may be missing.

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Autumn 2000

Due to the technology of its day, this recording has variable sound quality and some passages may be missing.

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Spring 2002

Due to the technology of its day, this recording has variable sound quality and some passages may be missing.

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Spring 2018 – The one ground and its qualities

In this retreat the focus was on using the dzogchen view to awaken to the inseperability of awareness and the openness of the ground. James was teaching from a text published in chapter 9 of the book Simply Being, where Padmasambhava sets out the truth of our existence.

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Autumn 2012

James was teaching on the short text “The Record of the Heart-felt Advice of the Dakini Indestructible Glorious Lamp” by Ayu Khandro.

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Autumn 2017

In this seven day retreat James was teaching on the text “The Evocation of Samantabhadra”, part of the Gongpa Zangthal which belongs to the Jangter or Northern Treasures revealed by Rigdzin Gödem. The prayer is commonly referred to in Tibetan as “Kunzang Monlam”.

The text is available in Tibetan with English translation here, and in English only here.

In the evenings the group participated in the Padmasambhava Practice (taught in full during the Autumn 2016 retreat, audio available here) and some remarks related to these evening practices are included here in a separate section at the end.

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Regarding the Padmasambhava Practice