A talk on a Tibetan Song by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Dzamling Gar

 

Public Dance Performance in La Caleta, Tenerife, Spain

Public Dance Performance in La Caleta, Tenerife, Spain

Gordrǒ ñamtràb – We are dancing all together

Gordrǒ means when we are dancing all together, this is called gordrǒ, in general, and namtràb means dancing together. This is the title.

dě rin na co gá ~ va ~ la ye ~,

dě rin means today. Today we are happy, that is what this means.

dě rin na co gyid ~  ba ~  la,

gá ~ va la means we are enjoying and we are happy

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

there is happiness and enjoyment.

~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

we have this kind of moment perfected

                           ŋa ~ cos ñam dǔ gor~ drǒ ~  tràb

then we dance altogether

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

  ~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

        ŋa ~ cos ñam dǔ gor~ drǒ ~  tràb

then it is repeating the same meaning.

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dě riŋ  drǒg bo lhan~ zòm~ jyǔŋ ye ~ ,

today. drǒg bo means friends. lhan~ zòm ~ jyǔŋ is being altogether.

ŋa ~cos ñám dǔ gor~ drǒ~ tràb~ ,

then we are dancing together

~va la dǎŋ gyid~ba la,

                         happiness

                               dag ~xar gód bo kòr ~ kòr yin,

                                males when they are dancing they are just like vultures how they are flying and very high. They are dancing something like this. Just like eagles.

               gód ~bo kòr drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

for that reason they are dancing just like that

 ~va la dǎŋ gyid~ba la,

     dag ~xar gód bo kòr ~ kòr yin,

         gód ~bo kòr drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

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Then we repeat these verses again:

dě rin na co gá ~ va ~ la ye ~,

dě rin means today. Today we are happy, that is what this means.

dě rin na co gyid ~  ba ~  la,

gavala means we are enjoying and we are happy

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

there is happiness and enjoyment.

~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

we have this kind of moment perfected

  ŋa ~ cos ñam dǔ gor~ drǒ ~  tràb

then we dance altogether

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

  ~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

        ŋa ~ cos ñam dǔ gor~ drǒ ~  tràb

then it is repeating the same meaning.

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dě riŋ  drǒg bo lhan~ zòm~ jyǔŋ ye ~ ,

today. drǒg bo means friends. lhan~ zòm ~ jyǔŋ is being altogether.

ŋa ~cos ñám dǔ gor~ drǒ~ tràb~ ,

then we are dancing together

~va la dǎŋ gyid~ba la,

                         happiness

                               bǔ ~mo truŋ truŋ xàr ~ drà yin,

females, just like the birds when they are going in autumn time to the south, how do they go? In a line. Similar. In that way the females dance.

                                truŋ ~ truŋ xàr drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

we are dancing that way. This is repeating.

~va la dǎŋ gyid~ba la,

     bǔ ~mo truŋ truŋ xàr ~ drà yin,

         truŋ ~ truŋ xàr drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

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 dě rin na co gá ~ va ~ la ye ~,

dě rin na co gyid ~  ba ~  la,

           gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

               gá ~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

                   ŋa ~cos ñám dǔ gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

     gá ~ gyid zòm bai ñin  ~ mo la

        ŋa ~cos ñám dǔ gor~ drǒ~ tràb~

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 dě rin drǒg bo lhan ~  zòm ~  jyǔn ye, ~

today we are meeting all friends

      na ~ cos ñám dǔ gor ~  dro~   trab        

we dance together

            gá ~  va la dǎn gyid ~  ba la

we are enjoying and we are happy

                 drǒ ~  ra a long gú ~   kyil yin

 drǒ  ra: when we are dancing, that place where we are dancing is called drǒ  ra. For example, where are dancing Vajra Dance and this kind of dance we call kar, not ordinary drǒ; drǒ means dancing in an ordinary way, kar means there is something a little different way. So where we are dancing for example, on the mandala, where there is a mandala in general this place, this hall, is called karrà. Kar is dance, ra is where it is. drǒ  ra is where there is dance here [the Gonpa tent at Dzamling Gar] is drǒ  ra in this moment. a lon means round. In general everything round like a thigles, etc., are called a lon. Also there are many objects made by iron, a lon. But a lon gú kyìl means sphere [spiral], something like this turning not only one time, turning nine times. Something like this, when we are dancing, also if there are many people, but we are dancing like a conch shell, then leading and going inside, this is called gú kyìl, how we are doing that way. drǒ ra a long gú kyìl yin: our dance is something like this [spiral].

 a ~ loŋ kyìl drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~ . s

just that way we are dancing

gá ~ va la dǎn gyi ~ dba la,

then we are happy and we are dancing. This is the meaning of this dance. Now we dance!

drǒ ~  ra a long gú ~   kyìl yin

       a ~ loŋ kyìl drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~  

             a ~ loŋ kyìl drài gor~ drǒ~ tràb~  

 

Transcribed by Rita Bizzotto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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