Beginners Course on The Dance of the Song of the Vajra Part I with Stoffelina Verdonk
The Vajra Dance is a meditation in movement. 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 “Dance of the Song of the Vajra” is a complex symbolic dance connected particularly to the energetic aspect of our existence.
Through their sound, all the syllables of the Song of the Vajra are linked to specific energy points within our inner mandala, our body, and our outer mandala, the external dimension of the world.
Through sound, color and movement we can coordinate these energy points and create a harmonizing communication on the level of subtle energy.
In this first part of the course we will learn the steps up to KELANAM.
Stoffelina, is a qualified Vajra Dance instructor. She met her master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1986 and became a member of the International Dzogchen Community. Since then she has been studying and practicing meditation/contemplation methods and the Vajra Dance with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. In 1993 He authorized her as a Vajra Dance instructor and in 2015 as qualified Santi Maha Sangha Base instructor.
Conditions for participants:
The course is open to all those who received the Dzogchen transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and is intended to complete beginners as well as to those who would like to deepen their practice of this Dance.
Monday 8th July 2019
15:00 - 18:00 Introductory session
18:30 - 19:30 Practice session - applying and relaxing in sound and movement
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th July 2019
8:00 - 9:00 The Dance of Khalongdorjeikar of 12 A
10:00 - 13:00 Morning session
13:00 - 16:00 Lunch break
15:00 - 17:00 Practice session - applying and relaxing in sound, singing and movement, contemplation
18:30 - 19:00 Relaxing and contemplating in natural sound of the Song of the Vajra
19:00 - 20:00 Vajra Dance complete thun
On Thursday 11th July we will do the Practice of Ganapuja instead of the evening thun of Vajra Dance.
Sunday 14th July 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Practice session - applying and relaxing in sound, singing and movement, contemplation
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00 Last questions and answers with Stoffelina
15:00 - 16:00 Vajra Dance complete thun
Donation for the retreat:
85 Euro for each part with usual discounts for Sustaining and Meritorious members of IDC, you can participate on both courses at a reduced price 155 Euro. After registration for this course you will get an email wit a coupon code for 15 Euro discount for the second course. Nobody will be turned away due to luck of funds. Please contact us if you experience financial difficulties.
You can use the Merigar East dormitory or camping. The donation for one night in the dormitory is 5 Euro, in the camping 3 Euro.
If you travel by plane and it´s difficult to take a tent with you, it´s possible to rent a Gar tent (capacity 3 people) for 10 Euro.
Also you can stay in the motels nearby or in the village guesthouses, at prices starting from 20 Euros/day.
We will cook from collective supplies. If you are interested in cooking together, please bring your favourite ingredients:)