Dharma Publishing Academy

Self Study Series: Kum Nye Meditation: Level 2

$79.00

A self-study meditation course led by Senior Dharma Publishing Academy Instructor Arnaud Maitland and consisting of six units, distributed weekly, containing a video seminar plus supplemental materials. Over twelve hours of video and audio content.

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Description

Many of us wish to learn to meditate or to deepen our practice of meditation. Kum Nye Meditation is not difficult to start or to cultivate a pleasant ongoing practice. This is because we learn to establish a comfortable body, calm breath, open mind, while refreshing the senses. A distracted mind shifts to a mind at ease, a sensing mind, without going outward. Stillness becomes the gateway to an entirely new experience, beyond all mental activities. Our tendency ‘to do’ even in meditation, yields to a ‘relaxation of being’.

Kum Nye Meditation is quite different from other forms of meditation, in that it does not teach the practitioner to focus solely on the coming and going of the breath, achieve a blank mind or get special experiences.

Kum Nye Meditation is unique because:
  • Body awareness is the foundation
  • Language of the body sets the stage, tone and depth of the practice
  • Breath becomes organically rhythmic and light
  • Senses will become refreshed and begin to function in a non-dual fashion, so the practitioner sees and hears more clearly, feels more deeply, and get glimpses of reality never known before
  • Mind will become still and alert, and direct experience becomes the practitioner’s inner counselor

Kum Nye practice, as introduced by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, is how we relax mind to ease the habitual demanding patterns of thinking and reacting, but in Kum Nye Meditation we will go further. Meditation means integration and over the course of this webinar three kinds of integration will be introduced:
  1. Body & mind, thereby establishing a cushion of calmness and inner joy
  2. Inner & outer space which become one space, thereby establishing a bright and clear openness
  3. Energies of life & our inner potential, thereby establishing the direct experience, not channeled through thoughts, as our reliable counselor

We will learn the basic ways to enter Kum Nye Meditation and discover for ourselves the benefits and insights that this profound practice can offer us.

We will follow Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche’s guidance from the three Kum Nye books and the latest publications, such as Dimensions of Mind. This Kum Nye Meditation is a standalone program; prior Kum Nye experience will help, but is not required.

Course Contents:

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Session 1. Three Kinds of Integration: I. Integrating body and mind

#47, Integrating Body and Mind; #40, Awareness of the Senses; #58, Coordinating the Wholeness of Energy; Meditation: Sensing, attuning

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Session 2

#60, Relieving Negativity; #106, Trinity of Practice; #57, Opening the Heart; Meditation: Touching the deepest feelings; #28, Body of Knowledge; #96, Wholeness of Joy; Meditation: Settling in the quiet openness of inner being

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Session 3

#71, Releasing Tension; slow breathing; #80, Nurturing Satisfaction; even breathing; #76, Building Strength and Confidence; soft breathing; Meditation: Working with the breath to sustain openness

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Session 4

#88, Stimulating Inner Body Energies with #72, Embodiment – throat chakra; #89, Transforming Energy with #72, Embodiment – navel chakra; #94, Nurturing Body Energy with #72, Embodiment – heart chakra; #72, Embodiment – head chakra

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Session 5. Three Kinds of Integration: II. Integrating inner and outer space into one space

J2, Releasing Energy; J25, Releasing positions; Meditation: looking at life from a different perspective

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Session 6

J12, Releasing Solidity; J10, Relaxing into Space; J7, Opening the Flow; J6, Connecting Feeling; Meditation: Developing concentration with the sense faculty of seeing with an object

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Session 7

J13, Hand Magic; J40, Flowing into Space; J38, Releasing Beauty; Meditation: Agyur Rinpoche; subject-object reversal

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Session 8

J35, Vibrant Harmony –  only the third step; J36, Relinquishing Negativity; J27, Awakening Heart; Meditation: Sustaining openness; questioning

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Session 9. Three Kinds of Integration: III. Integrating fullness of life and our purpose; interaction of our experience of life and the experience of our inner potential

#20, Touching body Energy; G14, flexibility; G46, releases rigidity; G47, aliveness; Meditation: Ready and alert; flexibility of the energy of the breath; awareness more flexible, smoothen

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Session 10

G56; G48; Meditation: Switching

Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Session 11

G64; G67; G21; G71; Meditation: an almost eternal point of stillness

Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Session 12

G9; G68; G39; G19; Meditation: Ocean of stillness

2 reviews for Self Study Series: Kum Nye Meditation: Level 2

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    The presentations were so clear and woven together. They came together in a whole, clear, exciting and inspirational way for a path that could be followed.
    Patricia H.

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    I feel Kum Nye offers me the tools no matter what my present frame of mind.
    Paul O.

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