Mountain Stream Practice

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga and Meditation
with Matt Padwick – Suitable for Beginners
Tuesday 3 October, 11am – Thursday 5 October, 1pm

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s movement and breathing exercises restore the body’s natural rhythms and calm the mind. In this retreat we will experience how through movement we can discover a greater stillness – and in that stillness we come alive.

Through presentations, reflections and guided practice we will explore what it means – and feels like – to “find your flow” both in meditation and in everyday life.

Mountain Stream Practice is

  • A very effective gateway to meditation for beginners, while for more seasoned  practitioners it will be an opportunity to deepen their practice
  • By calming the restless flow of thoughts and opening our senses we can fully appreciate the natural environment – what better place to be than Dzogchen Beara!
  • Practising ways to integrate meditative awareness in our everyday life.
  • Notes from the retreat (including links to guided practices) will be made available so we can bring the practice home with us.

If you have questions about the content of the retreat you can contact Matt at

“Kum Nye is new to me and I am enthralled at it’s application and benefits. To intersperse the sitting meditation and Kum Nye exercises is a real plus plus!” Marie

“I’ve really taken to the Kum Nye and grateful to have been introduced to its gentle and powerful ways” Gabriella

“Thanks for the great Kum Nye exercises… I was very taken by their simplicity and effectiveness.” Maria

What to Bring

Kum Nye is a slow and meditative form of yoga. It is good to wear clothing that allows free movement, yoga mats are not necessary, If you have space in your luggage and have a favourite cushion, blanket and re-usable cup/thermal mug please bring them, otherwise they are provided. Chairs are available for anyone who prefers to sit higher. You may like to bring an extra pair of warm socks (shoes are not worn in the meditation room).


The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

Provisional schedule

This is a provisional draft to give you an impression of the lay-out of each day – it may change! The retreat will include a mix of presentations, movement exercises, meditation practice and reflections along with opportunity for questions/clarification.

Please note; we start at 11am Tuesday 16 and finish after lunch 2pm Thursday

9.30am – 11.00am Session
Tea Break
11.30am – 1.15pm Session
Lunch break
3.15pm – 4.15pm Session
Tea Break
4.45pm – 6.00pm Session

Book online now

Fee: €295
Concession: €255

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email to to discuss flexible payment options or request assistance from our retreat fund.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area is available here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.

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Matt Padwick
Matt Padwick
Matt has been practising meditation and Kum Nye as a member of the Dzogchen Beara community since 1998. He completed two years of closed retreat and worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director 2003-2013.
He presents Kum Nye programmes online, at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.