June 26-29, 2017
This was the third meeting of the study group led by Prima Mai working on understanding and practicing the Vajra Dance of Space of the Song of the Vajra. The dance is based on the translation of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s original root text Khalongdorjeikar of the Song of the Vajra and connected to his Longsal cycle of teachings. Prima Mai has studied and recreated the diagrams in the text in digital format and her studies have made it clear that it is important to study and practice this Vajra Dance in a large group of people in order to understand it and discover the correct way to practice it. Many Vajra Dancers from far and wide came to join the study group.
Prima Mai had prepared a Khalong with precise proportions on which to dance and it filled much of the floor space on the Temple of Great Contemplation at Merigar West. Twenty-eight practitioners were able to dance together on the Khalong, with one couple entering, followed by another couple, and so on. The steps accompany the sound of the Song of the Vajra.
At the moment the text of the Vajra Dance of Space is not available but once the editing process has been completed and all open questions clarified, the root text will be complete and in book form and can be consulted by all interested Vajra Dance practitioners.
Photos by Marco Almici and Izabela Jaroszewska