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Kum Nye
One Year Foundation Training
Kum Nye Training
Kum-Nye Foundation Training

 

Kum Nye One Year Foundation Training

20 days residentially at Karuna - 2021 to 2022

***A few places left***

This training is a Foundation for those wanting to teach Kum Nye. 

Everyone is welcome to attend retreats to establish personal practise.

Teachers: Cheryl Allen and Gráinne Delaney supported by Maura Sills

Dates: see this page for all available dates.
You can choose a mixture of weekend or weekday courses (dependent on availability) to make up the 20 days needed for the Foundation Training.  The exact dates you would like to do will be discussed with Karuna.

Cost: £2250 WAGED, with a £1250 deposit) plus Dana for the Teachers

£1950 UNWAGED, with a £1000 deposit) plus Dana for the Teachers

You will choose from the available weekend/weekday dates throughout 2021-2022, to make up the 20 days of training.

To apply: PLEASE fill in the online application form HERE. 

Please note if you only wish to apply for individual retreats, please use the links on this page.

Please note: The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.  Therefore, Dana is welcomed.

Kum Nye One Year Foundation Training

This training is a Foundation for those wanting to teach Kum Nye.  Everyone is welcome to attend individual retreats to establish personal practise.

This is a one year training in the Kum Nye practices offered at the Karuna Institute. These practices involve the deepening embodiment practices with its origins in Tibetan Buddhism and taught here at Karuna within the context of the awareness practices of Theravadin Buddhism. Karuna has integrated these practices as an important part of its Psychotherapy Training in Core Process Psychotherapy for over thirty years and also offered Kum Nye Retreats for all who are able to embrace the silent tradition of meditation.

Intention:

To offer the practices for those who may want to deepen their personal Kum Nye meditative practice. This may be extended to those practitioners who wish to offer introductory classes in Kum Nye. The training will continue to be offered in Noble Silence but will include opportunities to extend a theoretical understanding of the psychospiritual practice within the Buddhist paradigm and a Western psychodynamic orientation.

Dana

Guidelines for Dana – excerpts from Gaia House, Newton Abbot

Dana means “generosity” and “giving” in Pali, the language in which the Buddha’s teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasized in his teaching the value of generosity and sharing what we have with others, as an essential practice of cultivating happiness and wellbeing.

Dana is a foundation principle underlying the running of Retreats, and also at other Insight Meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries, around the world. This follows a two and a half thousand year-old tradition in the transmission of the dharma.

In order to make this opportunity to practice as accessible as possible, the Karuna Institute seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.

As your time here comes to an end, you have the opportunity to support the teachers who have supported your retreat.

The Buddha encouraged dana and generosity, in recognition of our interdependence, and as a wholesome practice which helps release the heart and mind from greed and negativity. In receiving with gratitude, and giving with generosity, we become more fully conscious participants in the interconnected web of life that supports us all.

Take it as a practice: there is no expected “right amount”, so please listen to your heart and give what you are moved to offer, while also respecting your practical circumstances. Please give generously: your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them. The Directors and Teachers at the Karuna Institute deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Thank you

 
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