Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — A valuable resource for Kum Nye enthusiasts, yoga practitioners and students of meditation alike, Kum Nye Dancing presents seventy-five new Kum Nye postures and movements, woven into series of dances. Dynamic and dramatic, these emphasize the transformative power of yoga, helping to make real and meaningful changes in energy levels, patience and tolerance and physical and mental flexibility.
Kum Nye is the art of making friends with all expressions of experience; learning through its practices to work gently and precisely with the body, awareness merges with experience, illuminating hidden resources of energy latent within body and mind. As deep tensions dissolve, body and mind communicate clearly, gaining access to untapped dimensions of knowledge inherent in fuller dimensions of experience. Kum Nye postures bring talents to fruition and support the unfolding of a positive and joyful way of life.
Unlike the first Kum Nye books where the postures are intended to be done slowly and introspectively, the practices in this book point outwards. Designed to energize the body and wake up consciousness, the postures give form to the openness and aliveness associated with awakened mind. Exercising the body in this way, expresses the expansive abundance of life, opening our minds to the beauty available in every moment of experience and beginning to contact surprising alternatives to ordinary ways of being.
The postures in Kum Nye Dancing are based on recollections from Tarthang Tulku's temple practices, used to prepare for the ritual movement known as lama dancing. The basic forms were developed in 2008 to help students remain relaxed and flexible for long periods of challenging physical work outside. In mid-2009 they were refined for volunteers who were taking on a massive book production project and proved effective in drawing on deeper reserves of energy and enthusiasm.
Tarthang Tulku, a highly accomplished Tibetan lama, is one of the few living teachers to have received a thorough traditional training in Tibet from some of the greatest masters of the 20th century before entering India as a refugee in 1959. Since 1969, he has lived and worked in California, where he has authored thirty books, including Kum Nye Relaxation and Joy of Being, a more advanced presentation of the aesthetic principles underlying Kum Nye.
Tarthang Tulku is the founder of a broad range of Buddhist educational projects, foundations, and endeavors that now operate internationally through Nyingma centers in Berkeley, Europe, and Brazil. These include the Tibetan Aid Project, Dharma Press and Dharma Publishing, and the newly established Nyingma Institute of Sarnath, India.
About Dharma Publishing Dharma Publishing is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the culture of Tibetan Buddhism while contributing to the Western understanding of mind, well-being and human potential. We have a wonderful bookstore in Berkeley and we do events and lectures, book launchings, and promote a Calendar of Retreats throughout the year. Offering various courses and workshops in the Bay Area on meditation techniques as well as various meditation instructional audio CDs for those unable to attend our workshops in person. Our passion is to share our love throughout the Bay Area for Buddhist Books and Culture and to educate people on topics relating to Tibetan Buddhism and meditation and visualization techniques. Please give us a call at (510) 200-0981 to learn more about our very unique products and services that benefit the Tibetan culture.