Vajra Dance Course at Dejam Ling

group photo of participants on the mandala

At the end of July and beginning of August 2016, a Deepening course of the Dance of the Song of the Vajra and the Dance of Space (Khalongdorjeikar) took place at Dejam Ling in southern France.

There were more than 20 pamos and pawos from 11 countries united on the mandala and surrounded by the kindness of Stoffelina Verdonk and Ludmila Kislichenko, who transmitted the subtleties of these Vajra dances.

Nature sang « E MA KI RI KI RI » with us.

The 12 A’s ascended into the blue sky, offering our hearts to humanity.

dancing on the mandala

The practice of presence and the state of contemplation followed us all throughout the day. It was a powerful and unforgettable experience of opening the five senses and sharing of hearts.

A big thank you to Rinpoche for the teachings!

Thank you to Dejam Ling and the organization for the stay!

Thank you to Stoff and Luda for their incredible patience!

Thank you to the participants for the sharing and solidarity!

Viktoriya P.

The Dance of the Vajra is a result of the profound meditation of the Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
The master received the terma “The Vajra Dance Liberating the Six Classes of Beings into the Six Pure Dimensions” from 1989 on.

“Vajra” is a Sanskrit word and means diamond.
In the Dzogchen teaching the Vajra is a symbol of our essential nature, which is pure, clear and immutable like a diamond.
Practicing the Dance of the Vajra one can discover this real nature by being in the state of contemplation; and one can learn to maintain and stabilize this knowledge not only in sitting meditation but also being in movement. In this way it can become part of our daily life.

Since 1991 Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has taught four different Vajra dances.
While all four dances harmonize the three main aspects of our being – body, energy (or voice) and mind – each dance has its own specific characteristics.

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