The Dance of the Vajra is part of the Dzogchen Teachings transmitted by the world renowned Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
The Vajra Dance can be practiced by up to twelve dancers, six men and six women. Following precise sequences of steps, the men move in a clockwise direction while the women move counter-clockwise on a big, five-colored mandala of concentric circles and triangles.
The simple, slow and fluid movements relax the body, clear the mind, and relieve the tensions of our daily life. Through dancing we activate and coordinate specific energy points in our body according to an ancient knowledge of channels and chakras. In this way the Vajra Dance dissolves energy blocks, harmonizes the three main aspects of our being – body, energy and mind – and develops presence and awareness.
The movements are coordinated by the sound of sacred syllables (mantras), which can be found in the original texts of the Dzogchen Teaching. On special occasions, the dancers may wear original multi-colored Vajra Dance costumes.
Since 1991 Chögyal Namkhai Norbu has taught four different Vajra Dances which can be practiced separately or combined together.
To learn the Dance of the Vajra one should attend a course led by a qualified teacher of the International Dzogchen Community. Afterwards the dance can be practiced on mandalas all over the World.
Since 2011 the Dance of the Vajra has been associated with the CID, the International Dance Council, founded in 1973 by UNESCO.
The advanced course of the Vajra Dance That Benefits Beings led by Adriana Dal Borgo. The course is dedicated to practitioners who already have a stable basic knowledge of the dance and want to study more in depth its movements, mudras and timing, or refresh their knowledge.
We invite you to the first Baltic Vajra Dances week under kind guidance of 2nd level VD instructor Alar Kukk (Estonia).
Munselling, International Dzogchen Community Japan are very much delighted to announce Vajra Dance Open Course (BASIC, LEVEL 1) in Tokyo, led by Kyu Kyuno, an authorized Vajra Dance instructor.
Practice Retreat: Guru Yoga and Purification with the Short Vajra Dances with Cindy Faulkner.
Beginner's course of the Dance of Three Vajra (BASIC, LEVEL 1) conducted by Paola Pillon, an authorized instructor.
Suggested donation to cover event costs starting from 30 EU per day.
Recommended ballet shoes, or stockings, to be worn exclusively on the mandala.
Training in the Vajra Dance of the Song of the Vajra for advanced dancers, with Adriana Dal Borgo.
May 9 – 13, 2019, Kunsangar North, Russia
Our very special Vajra Dance instructor Cosimo DiMaggio will offer a three days intensive retreat on the Vajra Dance of the Song of the Vajra.
The Dance of the Song of the Vajra - Spring Practice Days with Bodhi
Open to those who already know the Dance of the Song of the Vajra.
Practice Retreat Vajra Dance with the Song of the Vajra, Höfen, Germany with Karin Heinemann.
Munselling, International Dzogchen Community Japan are very much delighted to announce Vajra Dance Open Course (BASIC, LEVEL 1) in Kyoto.
Everyone is welcome to Join.
Awareness through movements and sounds with Adriana Dal Borgo and Stoffelina Verdonk
Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong Retreat Center is very much delighted to announce Vajra Dance Open Course (BASIC, LEVEL 1), led by Bodhi, an authorized Vajra Dance instructor.
Deepening course on Vajra Dance with Adriana Dal Borgo.
Open to those who knows well steps and would like to deepen their knowledge of the practice.
First 3 days will be dedicated to VDBB, the others to VD3V, both the Regular and Special version.