The body can relax the mind…

Physical discomfort has a mental or emotional component;
when the mind is not at ease,
the body cannot be relaxed.

When our bodies are completely loose and relaxed,
the energy within our cells begins to flow smoothly and naturally
throughout our whole system.

This energy manifests as balance, joy,
or even love.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation
The Joy of Being



Nothing is missing…

Our inability to feel complete in ourselves,
to simply *be*,
compels us to spend much of our time
looking for something in a restless, hungry way –
friends, distractions, comfort, entertainment, even knowledge.

When body and mind are in perfect balance,
we are whole and complete.

Nothing is missing.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

Beauty is the key to opening the heart…

So remind yourself daily:

There is beauty you have not yet seen.

There is sound that carries consciousness into heavenly spheres.

There is fragrance more exquisite than the rarest incense.

There is joy that expands beyond ecstacy and dissolves the seeds of suffering.

You deserve to experience all of these treasures and manifest their significance for humanity.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

A good friend to self and others…

The yoga of Kum Nye unifies the different aspects of our being and
makes us whole.

Fully in touch with our own bodies and minds,
we rely on our own resources for happiness.

Free of neediness, we can be a good friend to self and others.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

the knowledge preserved in Kum Nye

Kum Nye is our greatest treasure, a right to be cultivated and embodied, a heritage to be revitalized and expressed through our attitudes and actions.

It is because of the knowledge preserved in Kum Nye that the Buddha is a symbol of universal peace and the Dharma is a symbol of healing and transformation.

We cannot let this knowledge die.

— Tarthang Tulku
The Joy of Being

Cultivating our inner treasures…

If we cultivate our inner treasures,
they will reward us with bliss, joy and happiness.

Wherever we go,
we can dwell serene and content,
nourished by pleasure and
satisfied by meaningful intimacy with ourselves, others,
and the environment we inhabit.

Tarthang Tulku Rinoche
The Joy of Being