KUM NYE TALKS
Learning Kum Nye Dancing: Opening the Nucleus of Self
In our Kum Nye Talks section you will now find a series on how to begin learning Kum Nye dancing. We invite you to join our group at Ratna Ling in exploring the book Kum Nye Dancing in a somewhat systematic way. The recordings that you can download are informal and unscripted and will hopefully give you not only a taste but also a clear structure of how to enter Kum Nye dancing. We recommend that you first download the 2 FREE Introductions, followed by a talk on “Introducing Mind to the Treasures the Body Offers.” After listening to these presentations you can begin the actual series, “Opening the Nucleus of Self” starting with Part 1. After a good amount of practice we suggest you move on to Part 2 and so on. The entire series will take about 8 weeks. We welcome your feedback, comments, questions, and concerns. We are looking forward to hearing from you so that we can learn together how to embody the teachings of Kum Nye Dancing. read more...
Kum Nye Dancing, Now Available!
"The exercisesin this book are new. These are not traditional Kum Nye postures, but instead are based on temple practices I had learned as a young man in Tibet. I drew upon my recollections of exercises that prepare lamas for the sacred ritual movement colloquially known as lama dancing. Traditional lama dancing uses physical choreography to open up the self and liberate energy for Dharma activity; these exercises, intensifying feeling in similar ways, can tame resistance, resentment, and lack of cooperation. The practices in this book are invigorating rather than soothing, designed to energize the body and to wake up consciousness."
Tarthang Tulku, Kum Nye Dancing - Introduction
Kum Nye is the art of making friends with all experience. When we practice teh gestures, we become familiar with the body's subtle flows of energy. Through movement, energy expresses meaning and liberates the mind. Dynamic and expressive, the Kum Nye Dancing postures manifest the understanding that only in the present moment can we find real nourishment and knowledge. These postures ignite the power to engage us now.
Regular practice of the gentle Kum Nye Yoga exercises generates a process of deep relaxation for body and mind.
The postures and breathing exercises of Kum Nye Yoga foster awareness and concentration. The slow and gentle movements allow the body and the senses to align and integrate with the mind and intellect. Gradually stillness, presence and vitality will come forth.
Feelings of well-being and wholeness generate the knowledge and strength that are the basis for happiness and balance. Kum Nye Yoga opens a path for spiritual development in the midst of daily life, and lays a foundation for meditative practice.
If you're interested in more background information about Kum Nye Yoga, you can read about the lineage and history. To find a Kum Nye teacher near you, consult the list of authorized Kum Nye centers world-wide.