Closed Webcast of the Dance of 12 A from Merigar West
|Date:||September 18th, 2012.
Merigar West is happy to announce that on 18 September 2012 from 3 pm to 5 pm (GMT+2)
it will be possible to learn the Dance of the 12 A Kalongdorjikar - The Universal Magical Vajra Dance of Space (Universe)
led by Prima Mai in closed webcast from the Merigar West Gonpa.
This special opportunity is for everyone who already has knowledge of one or two or all three Vajra Dances we practice so far and are members of the Dzogchen Community with Transmission of Dzogchen Knowledge and Teachings.
led by Prima Mai
for everyone who has already knowledge of one or two or all three Vajra Dances we practice so far and are members of the Dzogchen Community with Transmission of Dzogchen Knowledge and Teachings.
This is a quote from Rinpoche talking about this Dance in Tenerife in 2011:
We know that there are three types of dance.
There is the Vajra Dance that we already practice, including the Dance of the Song of Vajra, the Dance of the three Vajras and the Dance of the Six Spaces.
Then there is the Dance with the symbol (note: Longsal Symbol of the Vajra Dance) called Kalong Dorje Kar, and lastly one for which we don't even need a drawing, where there's only one point representing the centre of a mandala or of the dimension, and you move in relation to that. It's very easy.
The text is in Tibetan, it's difficult for me to read and translate directly, but I'll try. I salute Gomadevi, first of all.
The Dance must be applied with three intentions. Any dancer, whether male or female, must not remain in the ordinary concept, but males are pawo and females are pamo. We must always have this presence. This is the first intention.
Then when we dance, we must not just think that we are doing something inside a room, but that everything is self-perfected, with the principle of the central point and the dimension of the mandala.
Lastly, regarding the place where we dance, we must think we're in space, without any support, in the state of integration. We must dance with this presence. These are the three principles of intention. Those who possess the knowledge of these three principles and apply them can have the realization of total integration. So the principle is total integration. The base we dance
upon, automatically, becomes a self-perfected A.
We start facing towards the centre, with the body straight. Then there are all the explanations, the positions of the feet and the movements of the arms etc.
The text in Tibetan is not so long, only ten pages, but it's not explained like a commentary. Sometimes you can understand the text well, but sometimes it's not easy to understand.