On line Kum Nye retreats
We are living through challenging times and the practice of Kum Nye can greatly help us cultivate the ability to be with all that arises in these times, both personally and collectively.
These practices offer a way to deepen into embodiment with its origins in Tibetan Buddhism and taught through Karuna within the context of the awareness practices of Theravadin Buddhism. Kum Nye practices offer an opportunity to be in the non-cognitive, non-separate aspect of our human embodiment and to explore the depth of healing and transformation that can arise in this territory.
You can view all the Kum Nye Online Retreats we currently have coming up here
The teachings are offered freely according to the Buddhist tradition. Voluntary donations to support the teachers can be given separately at the end of the retreat. There is more information on dana at the bottom of this page.
Guidelines for Dana
Dana means “generosity” and “giving” in Pali, the language in which the Buddha’s teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasised 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, Karuna Dartmoor seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the course. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.
As your time on the retreat 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. Your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them.
The Teachers deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Registration for on line Kum Nye retreats are through karuna dartmoor. Please apply via the following link