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This week, we take another look at the Practice of Loving Presence, with a focus on 'Seeing how we see.' Our perceptions of the world and others is most often automatic and almost instantaneous. We make assumptions and predictions which ultimately freeze and restrict our perceptions of the world. As Moshe Feldenkrais so famously said, "You can't do anything different until you know what you are doing." Unless we see what we are automatically, and unconsciously doing, we limit our choices, and may be missing out on the potential inspiration and nourishment in the world around us, and with others.
About This Series:
In this series of classes, we discuss and practice Kum Nye, a Tibetan practice introduced to the west by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. This series gives the beginner an opportunity to explore the skills of this 'mindfulness of body and feeling practice' which allows us to open up the space to feel nourished by our feelings. Kum Nye integrates mind and body, harmonizes our energy centers, and helps establish a profound relaxation. You will be guided from the outer experience to deeper levels that ultimately allow helps us make friends with all experience.
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga balances movement and stillness, a profound practice which introduces mind to heart, and heart to mind through gesture, self massage sitting, chanting. While the outer form may be any of these, the inner form is with feeling; opening and softening our inner sensory world. Kum refers to Presence, Nye, to massage. The outer massage leads to the inner, more subtle movement and opening of our inner architecture. This practice will benefit anyone who would like to begin, or deepen their meditative experience.