Khaita – Harmony in Space
Khaita means “Harmony in Space”. “Kha” means “space/sky”. “Ta” means “harmony/melody”.
Khaita Joyful Dances appeared in 2011, when Chögyal Namkhai Norbu started collecting the songs of young Tibetan artists that he saw on YouTube. What he saw was not just a simple singing, but a very important message from the people of an endangered culture and a rich heritage. In it he saw a benefit for the whole world, because courageous Tibetan musicians sing about brotherhood, love, commitment to their country , respect to their environment, and hope to save their language, knowledge and spiritual tradition.
This is how Khaita was born – Harmony in space. Khaita, beyond the collection of songs and dances, bringing an universal message of joy, reverence, tolerance and inner peace. So, it is a method that uses sound and movement to harmonize and release the body, energy and mind.
Khaita originates in Tibetan culture, and promotes harmony in the individual, between people and their environment, through dance. This goal goes beyond the limits and area of a single culture. During the dance we learn to be present while thoughts and emotions arise. As we cultivate this relaxed presence in motion, harmony and joy emerge naturally. Relaxation is the gateway to all forms of evolution. If we have the tools to get in a joyful and calm condition, our lives become much easier.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s cultural and academic commitment lies in the great value he generally attributed to language, art and culture. With Khaita, he transmitted a way to communicate about Tibetan culture, while enriching the global cultural heritage.
Khaita Joyful Dances (2016) and the Vajra Dance (in 2010) were affiliated with the Council of International Dance (CID), an organization that reflects the principles UNESCO.
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