Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga: A gateway to meditation – and a new way of being.
An evening with Matt Padwick
Meditation through Movement
Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for beginners and people of all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s movement and breathing exercises restore the body’s natural rhythms and calms the mind – making it a very effective gateway to meditation, and support as we deepen our practice and integrate it in our daily lives.
In this session we will combine simple movement and breathing exercises with the stillness of meditation to experience a way of being that is both deeply relaxing and fully energised.
No prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.
What to Bring
Kum Nye is a slow and meditative form of yoga. It is good to wear clothing that allows free movement, yoga mats are not necessary. Chairs and cushions are provided but if you have a favourite cushion, blanket and pair of warm socks you are welcome to bring them along!
Matt Padwick has been practising meditation and Kum Nye since 1998 when he first arrived at Dzogchen Beara, the Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in West Cork. He completed two years of closed retreat at Dzogchen Beara and then worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director from 2003-2013, and now offers Kum Nye programmes at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.
Matt’s search for moments of pure mind and perfect balance was not without incident… He is the author of two autobiographical novels; “Running Contra Diction” (2015) and “Transpose” (2017) which contrast the insecurity that powered a life of extreme sport and wilderness adventure, with the more satisfying alternative founded on inner peace and contentment.
What others are saying
“I’ve been going through a busy and transitional time of life lately and desperately needed find my way back to my body and the present moment. I was shocked by how effective the simple exercises were at doing this. I found it much more powerful than continuous seated meditation and very different to yoga in the benefits it gave.” Emma
“I have the Kum Nye books, but you bring it alive in an inspiring way – and that is invaluable. I have been meditating more than an hour a day for 20 years and have been looking for this kind of integration of the body with the mind/spirit.” Rick
Date and time
Friday, 28 April 2023, 6.30-8pm
Rigpa centre, 3rd Floor, 12 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 (entrance: glass door to the left of shop)
By donation (suggested donation EUR 20). Your donation, whatever the amount, is greatly appreciated. It will support the activity of the centre and help us to keep offering more events, courses and workshops like these in the future.
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