Meditation and Movement

Date: 20th June 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

Online event with  Susan Browne & Matt Padwick

Restore the body’s natural rhythms and work with your thoughts and emotions.

Kum Nye calms the mind and restores the body’s natural rhythms. Meditation gives us the tools to work with our thoughts and emotions. Sessions will begin with Kum Nye, followed by meditation instruction, with the opportunity for questions in small groups with Matt and Susan.

Suitable for beginners, and people of all ages and fitness levels, this one-day workshop will be a unique combination of breathing and movement exercises, blended with stillness, providing both a gateway to meditation and a path to deepen our practice.


9.30 -10.45 Session 1

11.15-12.30 Session 2

15.00-15.45 Q&A with both Matt & Susan

16.15-17.15 Session 3

17.45-19.00 Session 4


Do your best to be in a room [or dedicated space] where you will not be interrupted. Many of the exercises are chair-based, so an upright chair (preferably without arms) is good. To relax fully we need to be comfortable so only sit on meditation cushion if it is easy for you. Set up your seat in a way that you can see the computer/tablet screen. For the standing exercises you need enough space to move your arms out to the sides and above your head (and see the screen!).

Yoga mats are not necessary. Wear clothing that allows free movement. Best is not to wear shoes, barefoot is ideal, but soft slippers or thick socks are cosy!

The retreat will be live streamed via Zoom. See below!


portrait of Susan Browne

Susan Browne has 30 years experience of meditation practice. She has been guiding groups and individuals in retreat over the past 25 years, both at Dzogchen Beara Meditation Centre, and at the Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, France. Susan specialises in individual sessions, giving guidance on meditation methods that will help best move through challenges one is facing

Matt Padwick 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. Matt offers Kum Nye programmes at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland – but more recently it’s all been online!


“I was a bit hesitant about doing an online retreat but I can’t praise it enough. I am grateful to have had the experience. The retreat was well structured, the speakers were great and the opportunity to speak with participants within chatroom was so beneficial.”

“Once again thank you. It so good to focus on something that brings a peacefulness to both your mind and body especially at this moment in time. Stay safe. ”

“I literally stepped back into my body today! Truly wonderful!”

“The retreat was excellently formatted and the technical aspects were seamless. I experienced unexpected and deep rewards, for which I am grateful.”

Just to say ‘thank you’, for putting Kum Nye on line! I feel more relaxed in myself, freer and more peaceful inside, more grounded!….your classes have enriched my life.”

“This is a first for me in exploring an online retreat and it was excellent. I’m very grateful for the opportunity. It was invaluable for me. Thank you so much to the whole team and fellow participants.”


It is possible to join this live stream using your mobile phone/tablet but the audio and video quality on a computer or laptop will be much better.

To join the live streaming, you will receive an email with a link. Please click the link and you will be invited to install the Zoom Video App on your computer, tablet or phone. Zoom is one of the world’s most popular video conference Apps and is completely safe and secure. You do not have to have or create a Zoom account to join this streaming.

It takes about three minutes to install the App so please join the live stream a few minutes early to make sure you have the App working.

You can also click this testlink anytime before the streaming (now if you like) to install the App in advance of the live stream.

On some computers, when you load the App. the meeting will automatically open on others it may ask you if you wish to 1. Join a Meeting, 2. Sign In, or 3. Sign Up.

At this point this simplest thing to do is to click the link you received via email again to join the meeting. If you do this process in advance you should see a screen with the meeting date and time and a note saying you must wait until the host starts the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on-line!

Fees: €40 – €50