First Global Kum Nye Fest | Oct 7-8

A Celebration of the Origin and Evolution of Kum Nye around the world

A Special Yidzhin Norbu Kangyur Fundraiser Event

We are happy to announce the first annual Global Kum Nye Fest, a gathering to celebrate our love of Kum Nye Relaxation. For over 50 years Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga has been a gateway into Nyingma teachings, bringing ease and joy into the lives of many people. Kum Nye Fest will take place in the first weekend of October, from various locations around the world.

Saturday and Sunday, October 7th & 8th
Online & live at your local Nyingma centre
9 am – 12 am (California)
13h – 16h – (Brazil and Argentina)
5 pm – 8 pm (United Kingdom)
6 – 9 pm (Central Europe)

All proceeds will go to Kangyur Project 2023.

Joint practice sessions by global Kum Nye staff

Join us during this weekend in four online practice sessions featuring a treasury of Kum Nye teachers from all over the world. The sessions can be followed online from your own home or at your local Nyingma centre.

Abbe Blum, Berkeley
Anja Nogaitzig, Köln
Betina Wendlinger, Rio de Janeiro
Bram Williams, London
Chareaka Jurgen, Amsterdam
Cristina Bustamante, Rio de Janeiro
Helmuth Czekalla, Köln
Inge Barmentlo, Amsterdam
Jonathan Clewley, Pershore
Marina Marazzi, Buenos Aires
Richard Alf, Freiburg
Stig Albansson, Sweden
Sandy Hinzelin, France
Santosh Philip, Berkeley
Ton van der Scheer, Amsterdam
Wanessa Nemer, Rio de Janeiro

Program of the Global Kum Nye Fest

During this weekend we will honor the Kum Nye teachings of Tarthang Rinpoche by practicing exercises and meditations from ‘Kum Nye a Tibetan Yoga’, ‘The Joy of Being’, and ‘Kum Nye Dancing’, spread widely by Dharma Publishing, Lotus Design Shop and Arnaud Maitland to many of us.

Kum Nye Fest consists of four online practice sessions hosted by experienced Kum Nye teachers from all over the world. Together we will explore the roots of Kum Nye and the joys its many applications – through short presentations, practices and shared reflections on the potential of Kum Nye. Each session of 1,5 hours is hosted by a moderator. You can participate online or at your local Nyingma organisation.

A detailed schedule with times, topics and teachers can be found below.

For Who

All who love Kum Nye are very welcome to be part of this first Kum Nye Fest.

We specially invite all Kum Nye teachers and dedicated Kum Nye practitioners from around the world to attend.


his first global Kum Nye Fest will take place on October 7th and 8th, from 9 am to 12 am (PST) 13h-16h (BR-AR) 18.00-21.00 (CEST).

The four sessions will be held in different locations around the world simultaneously. You can follow the sessions online through Zoom. Some of the Nyingma organisations involved will host the Kum Nye Fest at their local centre.

Join the Global Kum Nye Fest 2023


We hope you can join us during this special weekend! All Kum Nye lovers are invited to this first Kum Nye Festival.

The suggested donation of €108,- gives acces to both Kum Nye Fest days and will be totally destined for the Kangyur project.

You can register here (english), on NZD website (german) or on Rio website (Portuguese)

If €108,- is not possible for you, please make a donation of your choice to the Kangyur fundraiser.

And then send an email to to register for the Kum Nye Fest.

Please know that your donation is important – even if it is just a small amount. It will connect you to the circle of merit created by Printing the Kangyur, the Words of the Buddha. Which is said to bring many blessings for all involved, including their family and friends.

All donors names will be recited under the Bodhi Tree in january 2024 when the Kangyur will be presented for distribution.

Live or online participation

When registering you automatically receive the zoomlink closer to the event. It is also possible to participate in person with other Kum Nye practioners in one of the organising centers. It will be fun to practice and exchange together!

Please contact your local center to learn more about joining live. If you want to join live in Amsterdam please contact us here.

Kum Nye Fest Schedule

Please consult to convert to your local timezone.

Kum Nye Fest is hosted by Nyingma organisations around the world

Wanessa Nemer and Cristina Bustamante – Nyingma Center Rio de Janeiro

Abbe Blum – Nyingma Institute Berkeley

Elske van de Hulst, Ton van der Scheer and Inge Barmentlo – Nyingma Centrum Nederland

Anja Nogaitzig and Helmuth Czekalla – Nyingma Zentrum Deutschland

Rita Toledo – Nyingma Center São Paolo

Bea and Claudia – Nyingma Center Porto Allegre

Itzhak – Nyingma Group Israel

Silvina – Nyingma Group Argentina

Angela, Bram Williams and Jonathan Clewley – UK Kum Nye Group

Stig Albansson – The Association for Tibetan Buddhism Gothenburg, Sweden

Sandy Hinzelin – France Kum Nye Group