To learn the Vajra Dance one should follow a course led by a qualified teacher authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
The courses can be for beginners or for advanced practitioners.
Basic Course – For beginners who want to learn the steps and the main arm movements. The “Dance of the Three Vajras” and the “Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings” generally require a three-day course for each dance. The “Dance of the Song of the Vajra” is normally divided into two parts which require a course of 6 or 7 days each. It can be also organized over a series of weekends.
It is beneficial to repeat basic courses to familiarize oneself with the steps and the main movements of the dance. Sometimes these courses are also focused on specific topics such as arm movements, mudras etc.
Deepening Course – For practitioners who already have a stable basic knowledge of one of the dances and want to study more in depth its movements, mudras and timing, or refresh their knowledge.
Supervision Course – A Basic Course led by one or more trainee teachers under the supervision of one of the international Vajra Dance teachers.
Teacher Training – For practitioners who know well both the male and the female parts of the dance and wish to start the training to become a Vajra Dance teacher, or just deepen their knowledge of Vajra Dance.
In the 1st level Teacher Training, the “Dance of the Three Vajras”, the “Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings” and the “Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12 As)” are deepened.
In the 2nd level Teacher Training, the “Dance of the Song of the Vajra” is deepened. To attend a Teacher Training course practitioners should be members of the International Dzogchen Community.
Teacher Meeting – For authorized teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of Vajra Dance together. See the calendar of courses organized all over the World and choose the kind of course you are interested in.