Breath

Breath is a manifestation of the state of mind and body: It shows how we are feeling.

Being preoccupied or anxious can make it hard to breathe, as if the space for the breath is already full, and then creates further anxiety.

Breathing practice can teach us how to use the breath to turn this situation around and direct experience to openness.

As breath moves through the body, it refines, extracts, purifies, and alchemizes. 

Kum Nye Dancing

100 Years left to Live

Whatever your age right now, imagine that you have a hundred years left to live:  time enough to do what you think has value.

You know there will be changes and transitions during that time;  you know that many of them are beyond your ability to control.

Within that situation, what can you do to make the best use of your time?

What knowledge can you rely on?

What methods and techniques can you apply? 

Dimensions of Mind

Technology & Science

In this technological age, we are encouraged to believe that science will provide a better life for us and for our children, curing our ills and expanding knowledge.

Confidence in science has gradually eroded faith in older forms of knowledge related to spiritual well-being, as if there were no room in the human heart for both.

Have we gained the miracles of technology and modern medicine, only to lose contact with a  deeper dimension of knowledge?

When we are unable to trust in knowledge that embraces spiritual as well as physical needs, we cut ourselves off from all that gives experience brightness and meaning.

Life tends to become flat and dull, our actions driven by habit.

Within today’s most advanced societies, we see symptoms of a deep discomfort that indicate the needs of our inner being are not being addressed. 

Gesar Summer 1992

Dance

Relaxation, release, opens our range of motion. It becomes possible to dance.

Dancing is an expression of the body’s joy, a gesture that transforms ordinary movement into art.

Dance salvages our suffering represents the characters of human experience, revealing it all as beautiful and meaningful. 

Kum Nye Dancing

Quotes P 63

Relaxation allows mine and thoughts to reveal themselves more directly.

When we are quiet, we can sense that besides the inner dialogues that come and go, mind has a kind of “beingness” quality that is silent, yet complete in itself.

Nothing is missing, nothing needs interpreting.

Simply resting, allowing ourselves to be directly in calmness, we can expand this silent field of mind and touch thoughts more intimately…

Lighter and freer, mind becomes happy and supports happiness throughout your been.

Sustained in turn by a healthy, balanced body, mind becomes your friend and companion, supporting you with more uplifting thoughts and pleasurable feelings.

As obstacles between mind and body melt away, long-held tensions and neurotic patterns begin to fade, and senses transmit ever richer perceptions.

All aspects of your being merge into an integrated whole, a complete and perfect embodiment.

This mind and body marriage can be the basis for a truly interesting and exciting life.

Joy of Being

Quotes P 65

The way to develop relaxation is not to instruct yourself.

When you become tied up in plans or explanations, you cannot find internal openness.

The secret is just to be, without relying on instructions.

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga