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Ringu Tulku coming to teach in Oxford 
21st September 2018
All welcome

Kum nye course dates are now on the kum nye page for taking bookings.

Kum nye comes from the Tibetan traditions of both healing and Buddhist meditation.  While it is like yoga in that we use our body to make movements and mobilise areas which get little attention, mindfully, it also offers something a little bit different.  Meditation is woven into the very fabric of the movements and elaborated in pauses between exercises.  It can be deeply relaxing and help restore us to our natural balance, ease and clarity.

The classes aim to provide a haven of peace in our busy weeks, where we can come back to our simple embodiment and find nourishment and centering for the week ahead.

The basic premise of kum nye is that our natural spontaneous nature is open and free, joyful and flowing.  
Life and our habitual reactions to it, tend to clog up this flow and block our clarity and ease.
Rather than analytically unpicking these habitual patterns that then take up residence in our being, in kum nye we directly tackle them through freeing up our energies and way of being.
Through physical postures and movement, we open up the flow of our body’s energy.
Through mindfulness in these movements, we bring the mind into harmonious connection with the body.
Through meditation practice, interspersed through a session, we allow the inherent clarity and creativity of the mind to come forward.
In this way, kum nye is a holistic practice for mind and body, tuning our senses and bringing us into harmony 
with the natural flow of life and the seasons.
Welcome to come and join us to explore all this in practice, and deepen your own understanding and experience of well being.

All welcome to join these sessions, which will provide full instruction so that new practitioners may learn, and also provide the time and space for more experienced practitioners to deepen their practice.

Please register in advance if you would like the join the course.  If you cannot make the whole course, you may sign up for whichever sessions you would like to attend and book / pay for these at the start of the course (@ £15 per session).

In addition to the weekly kum nye classes, I offer 1 hour individual sessions.  These are for those who would like to explore their own practice of kum nye, devise a short sequence of exercises they can practise themselves at home or who have particular needs or interests they would like to follow up on a one-to-one basis.  Please ask for details.