Guru Padmasambhava Day 19 July
Dear Sangha Family,
On this special occasion on the Guru Padmasambava Day let’s join in as one Humanity!
For Tibetan Buddhists, Padmasambhava is both the mahasiddha who converted Tibet to Buddhism in the late 8th century and a kind of timeless Second Buddha, a universal spiritual principle even. “There is no manifestation of the Buddha that is not inseparably one with Guru Rinpoche,” Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche once wrote, “and so to pray to him is the same as praying to all the Buddhas.” But what do we really know about his history? Check the Link for some more historical facts.
In 2018, a documentary expedition team followed the historic journey of the Lotus-Born Master. In Searching for the Lotus-Born Master, documentary film director Laurence Brahm beckons to ask: was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism also the father of quantum physics? Check the Link and see what he has found out.
We connect to an open ongoing online “Practising Together Event” with the Vajra Dance of Space of the Unborn of 12A whenever we wish, according to our circumstances, at any time or place on our Earth.
In order for all practitioners to join worldwide, a 36-hour Zoom link will be kept open around the Full Moon from 9:00 pm 18 July 2021 until 9:00 am 20 July 2021 (Tenerife time).
Please check your local time on the https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
This practice is for those who already know how to do it and who have received transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
For the link please contact and identify yourself with your local Vajra Dance Instructor or local Gakyil. Please don’t share this link on social media, forums, or open mailing lists! It can compromise the function, possibly then being hacked.
The event is dedicated mainly to the practice of Bodhicitta in the Light of Guruyoga, integrating in the state of Contemplation with the Vajra Dance of Space of the Unborn of 12A.
You find the latest pdf update of more detailed explanations for members in the restricted files section here: http://webcast.dzogchen.net/index.php?id=restricted-files
There is no one starting or ending or guiding a particular practice.
Before going online at whatever moment or time in the 36 hours global connecting practising stream we at least take a moment, settling and bringing awareness to our body and breath, generating an altruistic and gentle attitude in the knowledge of all beings inseparably interconnected, relaxing in the A, integrating whatever in the state of contemplation. If we feel agitated or whatever we just observe it, leaving it as it is, being gentle to ourselves and just continuing and integrating that with our practice.
When we finish our session, we take a moment for a dedication in our mind and can also empower it with mantra.
While participants need to be automatically muted, continuous audio musical support is provided to accompany and synch us together in this practice. The support is visually knowing that we are practicing together at that moment. Maybe we are just by ourselves, maybe there are many, maybe few, it does not matter.
We can also wear the Vajra Dance costume, if we wish and when our circumstances permit.
We are free, also we can lower the sound to integrate best with our own tune and voice of A and the natural sounds around us. Even if we are not perfectly synced physically, we are in the real sense.
Vajra Dance Team in partnership with The International Dzogchen Community and The International Atiyoga Foundation.
With the kind collaboration of Dzamling Gar doing their best to provide a continuous open Link.
Please donate freely and abundantly for whatever good benefiting cause and institutions you feel are close to your heart. Together we are many.
You can donate using the button below to support this event and other Vajra Dance projects with whatever even small amount indicating in the cause: “Vajra Dance Fundraising”.
Warm regards and all best wishes, from my home to yours,
International Vajra Dance Teacher