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James Low

James Low has been a student of the fourth incarnation of Nuden Dorje for over thirty years. He studied Tibetan Buddhism in India with multiple masters and has translated numerous texts with Chhimed Rigdzin. Mr. Low works as a consulting psychotherapist in a London public hospital and teaches dzogchen meditation around the world.

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About the Author

James Low began studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism in India in the 1960s and has received teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Kanjur Rinpoche, and Dudjom Rinpoche. Having met his root teacher, Chhimed Rigdzin Lama (also known as C. R. Lama), Low lived in his home in West Bengal, India, for many years, serving him as required and being taught many aspects of the tradition. During this period in India, Low participated in several retreats and pilgrimages in the Himalayas. In the 1970s and 1980s, on his return to Europe, he also received teachings and guidance from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.


Low translated many tantric texts and sadhanas with C. R. Lama, who wanted texts from his lineages, Byangter and Khordong, to be available in English. These are used as practice texts by C. R. Lama’s disciples and have been translated into various European languages. C. R. Lama asked James to teach in 1976 and later gave him the transmissions necessary to do this, together with full lineage authority. In particular, Low was encouraged to give the traditional instructions using methods that enable people in the West to get the point. Low has been teaching in this way for over thirty years.


Low regularly teaches the principles of Dzogchen in Europe, and he publishes translations and commentaries from time to time. Many of his seminars have been recorded, transcribed, and translated into European languages. Some of these are now accessible on his website above.

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James Low on Distraction James Low on Finding Yourself Where You Are