Kum Nye, Fall Semester
weekly classes in the Yurt Temple with Don McGinnis
September 12 through November 14, 2018.
Preregistration is recommended. $150 for ten sessions. Attend the free introductory night September 12, and bring a friend.
*$100 for the first five people to register!!!
Kum Nye: Fall Retreat/Workshop
Releasing the Residues from the Past, Creating Clarity
Are you craving more clarity, presence and positive focus for your life?
Do you feel bogged down and overwhelmed?
In our current world, time and space seem to collapse around us. We don’t have the time to do what we need to do let alone what we’d love to do. We don’t seem to have the inner space to clearly see what is happening, to find our bearings, and to move in a positive direction.
Our antidote is to take on even more in the hope that the ‘one more thing’ will finally liberate us.
Inwardly, we have capacity to open up time and space, clear out the residues of the past, and create a more powerful and positive direction for our lives.
It is these residues–undigested, unprocessed energy, strong attachments or aversions, projects to be completed, stories we tell and retell ourselves, conflicts with others–that rob us of the simple spaciousness and timelessness of our true nature.
Over the course of this weekend you will:
Learn how to create and maintain inner stillness, spaciousness and peace.
Dissolve the residues that weigh you down.
Attune to your positive focus and purpose.
Establish a calm presence and openness to life.
At it’s most basic level, Kum Nye is a mindfulness practice of the body, alternating movement and stillness.
Movement activates energy in the channels, nadis or meridians, and meditative quiet allows spacious awareness to open energies. How we specifically hold a position, or move, opens specific channels, so this aspect of practice is worth developing.
However, as we refine our approach, we will be exploring the following areas.
During the practice of Kum Nye, we are in the process of developing:
Our attitude and approach
Our contact with experience
This type of exploration can be a process of precision, possibly more important than precise movements during practice.
I’m going to share my own experience with this kind of development, not as an authority, but as a fellow traveller learning from practice and experience over time.
As we study and practice Kum Nye (and Kum Nye involves both an understanding of what we are doing and direct experience) we might feel as if we are juggling, integrating several skills in concert, while at other times, an emphasis on one area at a time is helpful.
When I teach, I’ll often focus a lesson around a single principle, so that students can ultimately develop the experience of the principle. But simultaneously, we’re integrating an array of other skills too. Because it is body-mind learning, once we have it, we don’t need to instruct ourselves. It’s present for us.
I might add that the practice itself develops our view, our approach and our ability to contact experience with growing confidence.
Click here for the link to Register for the retreat.
*Contact Don for information about the class and the fall retreat.
*Contact Savita for information on accommodations for the retreat.