17. Karmapa
Ogyen Trinley Dorje

„ Er ist nicht-sektiererisch, so erfüllt er alle Himmelsrichtungen; er ist nicht den einen nah und den anderen fern, so ist er der Schützer aller Wesen. Die Sonne des Buddha-Dharma, die allen Wesen dient, strahlt allezeit."

Dzogchen Retreat  2017

mit James Low:

29. Juni - 2. Juli  2017

DO 29. Juni, 19h: Abendvortrag in Wien:

"Die Klarheit des Geistes mit dem Mysterium des Seins vereinen"

Ort: Zhi-Chang Li Akademie, Piaristengasse 16. Top 5. 1070 Wien: 


Dzogchen Retreat im Maitreya Institut Gutenstein:
FR 30. Juni  10:00 - 18:00          SA: 9:00 - 13:00 und 15:00 - 18:00                 SO  2. J uli     9:00 - 13:00


Dzogchen-Retreat zu den 6 Bardos (den 6 "Zwischenzuständen"):

Die Phasen von Leben und Tod: 

Jede Phase, jeder Bardo (Zwischenzustand) hat seine eigene Schlüsselausrichtung, deren Intention die Aufgaben setzt, denen sich zu widmen ist. Unter Verwendung von Karma Lingpa's Bardo-Wurzelversen werden wir klären, wie jede Phase als eine Gelegenheit des Erwachens erkannt und umgesetzt werden kann.

(Karma Lingpa ist der Tertön/Schatzfinder des "Tibetischen Totenbuches")

Seminarbeginn:  Freitag 10h

Samstag: 10 - 18h (mit Mittags- und kleinen Teepausen, um 9h morgens gemeinsame Sitzpraxis mit James Low); Sonntag: 9 - 14 h

Teilnahme an Einzeltagen ist möglich. Vorhergehende Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.
James Low spricht Englisch und wird auf Deutsch übersetzt.

Die Kostenbeiträge: Freitag 40 €; Samstag 50 €; Sonntag 40 € - gesamt also 130.- €, (ermäßigt:110 €)

Freitag, 10. Juni 2016: 

Der Tag ist auf viel gemeinsame Praxis

mit zwischenzeitlichen Unterweisungen ausgerichtet



1. und 2. Juli 2017: Samstag und Sonntag:


(Participation on single days possible)

The Stages of Life and Death -  each stage or Bardo has its own key focus of intention setting out the tasks to be attended to. Using Karma Lingpa’s Root Verses of the Bardo we will  clarify how to use each stage as an opportunity for awakening.  

Kurszeiten im Maitreya-Institut Gutenstein: Sa und So:                   jeweils 9h - 10 Uhr: gemeinsame Meditationspraxis mit James Low.

Am Freitag, 10 - 18h (mit Pausen), primärer Praxistag für Meditation, mit zwischenzeitlichen Unterweisungen von James Low.
Am Samstag:10-13 Uhr und 15 - 18 Uhr:
Teachings mit Praxisphasen:
Am Sonntag:  9h bis ca 13 Uhr:
Teachings mit Praxisphasen:
Jeweils davor, 9h - 10 Uhr: Meditationspraxis mit James Low.

Abschluss mit einer gemeinsamen Tsok-Praxis (Bitte alle etwas zu Essen und trinken mitzubringen - ohne Fleisch, lasst uns auf das Töten von Tieren "verzichten")

Die Kostenbeiträge: Freitag 40 €; Samstag 50 €; Sonntag 40 € - gesamt also 130.- €, (ermäßigt:110 €)

James Low lehrt seit über 20 Jahren regelmäßig die Grundlagen des Dzogchen in Europa           und veröffentlicht von Zeit zu Zeit Übersetzungen und Kommentare.

Informationen, Transkripte und Videos zu DzogChen und buddhistischen Themen

und der Tätigkeit von James Low sind unter www.simplybeing.co.uk zu finden.

Simply Being .....

Simply being is the state of the primordial buddha Samantabhadra, Kuntu Zangpo, the unchanging innate purity, the heart of everything.
Simply being is the ground, path and fruition of all existence. The teaching of this is known as Dzogchen or the natural perfection of all experience.This is not an abstract idea but is the vital presence which we embody and engage with as the world around us. Dzogchen teaching recalls us to the open nature of all things, the natural state we have never left, yet have somehow forgotten.Meditation reveals the deconstruction of the disintegration (ignorance) which manifests as the separation of subject and object. As disintegration disintegrates, the given-ness of integration shines forth and the accumulations of tension, anxiety and assumptions which bind, knot and restrict us are released without effort.The teachings of Dzogchen have been present in our world for many thousands of years. They have been passed on in unbroken lineages which have survived in Tibet and have now spread out into the world following the Chinese invasion.To offer the key points of Dzogchen illustrated with many examples from everyday life......the teachings given here are by James Low, according to the transmissions he received from his root teacher C R Lama and from other Nyingmapa lamas.


What is Love?  ON VIMEO here:

Guido Ferrari interviewed James Low in Milan in November 2012 and asked him about love, about love between two people, about love and sexuality in spiritual traditions and about happiness. "How can we achieve this?", he asks.

Illusory Nature of Experience - Macclesfield, on VIMEO here:

Guru Rinpoche, painted by the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje:

Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is one of the main figures 

in the original introduction of Buddhism into Tibet.

Lineage is something that is very important not only in Buddhism, but also in oriental and martial arts, and to some extent also in fields such as jazz and classical music, academic studies, the arts, in sports and in professional cooking. In crafts and in trades, in the past, Guilds were responsible for training people and ensuring that standards were maintained and successful techniques passed on, thus maintaining a lineage. People had a sense of pride in belonging to such a lineage and in supporting and maintaining it. It constitutes a form of authenticity and guarantee of what is being done. It also provides a sense of belonging and fellowship, and fosters a sense of responsibility both to the lineage as such and other members of it, and to those outside who are served by the lineage. So, in Buddhism where there is a lineage we are said to be the recipient of its blessings, if we open ourselves to them. It is not sufficient to read a book or even to just engage in a practice. If we are to genuinely develop we also need to receive the ‘rain of blessings’ of the lineage masters, in the same way that a crop needs to receive rain if it is to grow and yield fruit. This is something that can be directly experienced, and is not an article of faith or dogma. The lineage is related to because doing so works to make a significant difference, that is all. It inspires us and supports us, enabling us to develop and to grow. We also know that where there is a lineage we are not becoming involved in some distorted cult or mistaken, and perhaps even harmful ideas, or the product of some ego-trip or business deal. In entering into a lineage it is also like becoming a member of a family where one has the benefit of illustrious forebears – great masters who were fully awakened and compassionate beings. This gives a feeling of security and confidence, as well as delight, that all is well. One has wonderful examples to inspire. Without sacrificing ones own individuality, or slavishly copying, one can become fully and authentically oneself. Just as a poet, composer, or artist begins by imitating or copying the great masters only to end up discovering their own unique ‘voice’. Having someone to model and imitate is a very important part of discovering ‘who you really are’ if you are to develop spiritually.


The Khordong and Jangter Lineages of
H.H Khordong Terchen Tulku Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche





"Let's fly together" 

(Painting by HE Tai Situ Rinpoche)


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