Friday, January 16, 2015

Vajra Dance Course in Todos Santos BCS

Please join us for two great weekends learning Vajra Dance
with Anya Neyman and let people know who may be interested...
If you would like to see a demonstration dance come Fridays
to CUATRO VIENTOS at 10:30am by La Esquina, Todos Santos.
 All welcome!  (Download info en Español bajo esta)
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Weekend Workshops Schedule:
Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 7pm 
with a break for lunch and shorter breaks in the afternoon.
Suggested donation is 1,000 pesos for the five sessions,
with arrangements available for those with financial limitations.


In the Dzogchen teaching, Vajra means our real nature, the true condition of all phenomena. The Dance of the Vajra is an important method that uses sound and movement as a means to integrate the three aspects of our existence – body, speech and mind – in the knowledge of our real nature.
The Dance of the Vajra is a cycle of dances forming a special and effective practice for restoring and purifying the natural state of our whole being, allowing us to evolve to our real potential and naturally develop clarity and compassion toward ourselves and others. It benefits and rejuvenates us by harmonizing our physical, mental, and emotional condition.

Twelve practitioners, six females and six males, dance together on a large Mandala of five colors, representing the correspondence between the internal dimension of the individual and the outer dimension of the world. The slow, coordinated movements as we softly sing and practice awareness together produce an experience of deep relaxation and a calm state of mind and help us integrate with the circumstances of the outer environment.

In the Dance of the Vajra That Benefits Beings, the dancers are accompanied by the music and chanted syllables of the Mantra of the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra, the primordial Buddha, symbolizing our real nature.
The Dance of the Vajra That Benefits Beings can be practiced by anyone who wishes, and as long as its origin and integrity are always acknowledged and respected it can be used as a method to enrich any spiritual path.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a renowned scholar and is widely acknowledged to be a great living master of Dzogchen, the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. He first introduced the Dance of the Vajra to his students in 1990. It is now practiced in various places and centers of the Dzogchen Community all around the world.

“The Dzogchen Teaching is not a philosophy,
or a religious doctrine, or a cultural tradition. 

Understanding the message of the 
Teachings means discovering one’s own true condition, 
stripped of all the self-deceptions and falsifications that the mind creates.”
~ Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

The Dance of the Vajra is associated with the
 International Dance Council,

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