"When I was a young boy in Tibet, my father, a physician and a lama, introduced me to Kum Nye. However, Kum Nye was not well-known in Tibet, and was most often used as an adjunct to other practices. My gurus in the oral introductory yoga tradition of Nying-thig tsa-long (subtle body energy system) sometimes taught the basic theory and practice of Kum Nye. Until recently, Kum Nye Yoga had no body of systematic, written instructions. With the publication of the book Kum Nye Relaxation (Volume I and II) we have presented the first of a simple and effective set of exercises.
I have intended these books to be a practical guide to the deep pleasure of a healthy and balanced life, rich in beauty and enjoyment and leading to harmony for all beings, even in these difficult times" - Tarthang Tulku, 1978.
Tarthang Tulku is a highly accomplished Tibetan lama educated in the Buddhist tradition in Tibet before 1959.
In exile, Tarthang Tulku worked as a visiting professor in Varanasi. He moved to the United States in early 1969, where he lives and works in California. He founded various organizations including The Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center, Dharma Publishing and Dharma Press, The Tibetan Nyingma Institute, and the Odiyan retreat center.
Tarthang Tulku is the founder of the annual World Peace ceremony in Bodh Gaya, India. He has authored 18 books and is editor of the Nyingma Treasures.