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Dzogchen Spring Retreat

Buddha nature in all aspects of life!

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This retreat is aimed at familiarizing ourselves with the “six bardos”. We will do this by studying the well-known text Root Verses of the Six Bardos, one of the most fundamental texts of Tibetan Buddhism. This text is a so-called terma of the master Karma Lingpa.

The six bardos describe all aspects of our human lives, including the process of death and dying. They provide us with an opportunity to discover how we can recognize all aspects of life and dying as an expression of our buddha nature, our limitless and true nature.

The Root Verses of the Six Bardos was published in the Collected Works of C.R. Lama in 2013 (Chapter 4), which was edited by James Low. The German edition was published in 2016 under the title “Gesammelte Schriften von Chimed Rigdzin Rinpoche”.

Copies of the text in English will be handed out at the beginning of the retreat.

James Low’s deep insight into the dzogchen teachings, his winning presence, and his sound understanding of human psychology–seasoned with a strong sense of humor–make him an exceptional teacher. James teaches in a clear, understandable English. It is highly recommend that you take part in the whole retreat.

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Not included in the course fee is the dana for the teacher (the recommended minimum amount is € 130).

Recommended arrival day: April 19, 2017 (please state this when registering)

Eva-Maria Küchler has been a student of James Low since 1993 and provides instruction on breathing and body practices in his spring and fall retreats. She works as a body-based psychotherapist and an MBSR teacher in her own practice in Cologne, Germany. Information about the retreat is available from Eva-Maria Küchler at +49 02245 4689,, or from the 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. No interpretation will be provided!

We are very pleased to announce an evening lecture to be given by James Low on the topic “Compassion, befriending the orphaned self – compassion for oneself and others” in addition to the weekend programme. An interpretation into German will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Place: Dargyäling Dzogchen Gemeinschaft, Spielmannsgasse 14, 50678 Cologne, Germany
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Begin: 7:30 p.m.
Price: € 15 (pay at the door)

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Reading Material
  • Chimed Rigdzin Lama, James Low (Editor): »Collected Works of C. R. Lama«
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