Dharma Publishing announces the release of Kum Nye Dancing: Introducing the Mind to the Treasures the Body Offers, its third publication on Tibetan Yoga.
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 us make real and meaningful changes in our energy levels, our patience and tolerance, and our physical and mental flexibility.
Kum Nye is the art of making friends with all expressions of experience. As we learn 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, and we gain access to untapped dimensions of knowledge inherent in fuller dimensions of experience. By helping you contact this knowledge, Kum Nye postures bring your talents to fruition and support the unfolding of a positive and joyful way of life.
Unlike the first Kum Nye books, in which the postures are intended to be done slowly and introspectively, the practices in this book point outward. 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, we express the expansive abundance of life. We open our minds to the beauty available to us in every moment of experience and begin 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.