Beginners Course on The Dance of the Song of the Vajra Part II with Elisha Koppensteiner

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 second part we will learn the steps from SAMABHARATA till the end of the Song of the Vajra.

Elisha´s photo

Elisha met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1982 and was authorized in 2010 to teach the VD and in 2016 to teach Khaita Joyful Dances. She lives in Vienna and is biologist and deep ecologist.

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.


Tuesday 16th July 2019

19:00 The practice of Ganapuja for the beginning of the course

Wednesday 17th July - Monday 22nd July 2019

7:30 - 8:30 The Practice of Mandarava

10:00 - 13:00 Practice session

13:00 - 16:00 Lunch break

16:00  18:00 Practice session

19:00 - 20:00 Vajra Dance complete thun

On Monday 22nd July we will do the Practice of Ganapuja instead of the evening thun of Vajra Dance.

On Saturday 20th July from 14:00 everybody is invited to the General Assembly of Merigar East Sanghas which will take place in Merigar East Gonpa!

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

7:30 - 8:30 The Practice of Mandarava

10:00 - 13:00 Practice session

Donation for the retreat:

85 Euro with usual discounts for Sustaining and Meritorious members of IDC, you can participate on both Vajra Dance courses at a reduced price 155 Euro. If you  have registered for the first Vajra Dance course you can use the coupone (received in email after registrration for the first course) and get a discount of 15 Euro for this 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:)


Alexandru Anton 

Magdalena Ourecka +4 0749 284 881; +420 603 920 967

Event Properties

Event Start Date 16-07-2019 19:00
Event End Date 23-07-2019 13:00
Registration Start Date 19-05-2019
Registered 1
Cut off date 23-07-2019 13:00
Rec. Donation 85.00€
Location Merigar East
Categories Retreats
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