Friday, December 30, 2011

The Vajra Dance Course

Tsegyalgar West 
DZOGCHEN COMMUNITY in BCS

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
The Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces of Samatabhadra


Instructor: Anya Neyman

Place: Tsegyalgar West, Rancho Los Naranjos
San Jose los Cabos, BCS, Mexico

Dates: January 13-15, 2012

Friday JAN 13             h: 17: 00-19: 00
Saturday JAN 14         h: 10: 00-12: 30 / 16: 30-19: 00
Sunday JAN 15            h: 10: 00-12: 30 / 14: 30-16: 00


Bring: while dancing we wear socks or soft sole dance shoes

Course:                      100 USD  *With discount for members

Lodgings for day:
-       Single casita (max 2 pers)      50 USD *With discount for members
-       Shared casita (2-3 pers)         25 USD/person *With discount for members
-       Dormitory (max 4 pers)        20 USD/person *With discount for members
-       Camping (per person)           10 USD/person *With discount for members

Food: $ 15 USD  -  3 mail/day (no discount)
Airport pickup: $20 USD each way (no discount)
Vajra Dance is principally a practice to harmonize the energy of the individual. 

If one has more profound knowledge of the Dance it becomes an important method
 for integrating the three aspects of our existence of body, voice and mind into the 
knowledge of the state of contemplation. Please bring socks or soft leather soles.
Course open to all interested.

Anya Neyman meets Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in 2002 in Crimea.
In 2004 Anya joined the Dzogchen Community a from that time started to practice and learn Vajra Dance.  In 2010 she took exam with Rinpoche and was authorized to start to teach the Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra and the Vajra Dance of the Three Vajras. Since that time Anya is teaching and giving courses in Russia, Ukraine, North Europe, Italy, Mexico.


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Green Tara Group Retreat - Dec 26 to Jan 2, 2012

Tsegyalgar West  





Dec 26, 2011 – Jan 2, 2012
Green Tara Group Retreat

"Study and Practice of: 
Green Tara, Yantra Yoga and Vajra Dance practices. 
Teachings from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu"

Main topic of our “Group Retreat” will be the study and practice of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's text “The Yoga of Arya Tara” combined with daily practice sections of Yantra Yoga and Vajra Dance. These will be guided by authorized instructors of the Dzogchen Community. Additionally we will listen to teachings of Dzogchen from Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.  Free time for gardening and land excursions. Course open to everyone!

Instructors: Patrizia Pearl, Yantra Yoga
Anya Neyman, Vajra Dance
Please Bring:  socks or soft leather soles for dance.


Info and reservation: tsegyalgarwestsecretary@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yantra Yoga and Vajra Dance in December and January


Tsegyalgar West
Dzogchen Community - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Rancho los Naranjos, San Jose los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico



December 16-18, 2011
Yantra Yoga Course for beginners
Instructor: Patrizia Pearl
Yantra Yoga is a fundamental method to integrate the profound essence of the Dzogchen Teaching into the three doors (body, voice and mind) of the practitioner. Through positions and movements combined with breathing one’s energy is coordinated and harmonized to let the mind find the authentic balance of relaxation which is the basis for contemplation. 
Course open to all interested. Visit: www.yantrayoga.org 
Also: Yantra Yoga Advanced
February 3 – 12   During Group Retreat 




January 13-15, 2012

February 24-26, 2012 
and/or
April 13 - 15, 2012 

“The Vajra Dance of the Six Spaces of Samathabadra” 
Vajra Dance Instructor: Anya Neyman
Vajra Dance is principally a practice to harmonize the energy of the individual. 
If one has more profound knowledge of the Dance,it becomes an important method
 for integrating the three aspects of our existence of body, voice and mind into the 
knowledge of the state of contemplation. Please bring socks or soft leather soles.
Course open to all interested. See October post for more information.

Courses are 100 usd 
(plus food; $15/day and various priced accomodations)
50% discount on the course and lodgings for members
Contact Info: tsegyalgarwestsecretary@gmail.com 



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Upcoming VAJRA DANCE Retreats


Courses and Retreats in Vajra Dance:
with Anya Neyman

"Vajra Dance of the 6 Spaces"
November 18 - 20th
December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012 
(During Group Retreat)
February 24 - 26, 2012 and
April 4 - 10, 2012 (During SMS Retreat)


"Dance of the Three Vajras"
January 27 - 29th
March 8 - 11th, 2012 
(During SMS Retreat)
and
April 13 - 15, 2012


In the Dzogchen teaching Vajra means our real nature, the true condition of all
phenomena. The Vajra Dance is an important method which uses sound and movement
for integrating the three aspects of our existence – body, energy and mind – in that
knowledge.

The Vajra Dance is also a very special and effective practice for restoring the natural
condition of our energy and harmonizing our whole being. As such it can be approached,
with due awareness and respect, by all people who are sincerely interested in it and wish
to receive its benefits.

In the Dance of the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra twelve practitioners, six females
and six males, dance together on a large Mandala of five colors which represents the
correspondence between the internal dimension of the individual and the outer dimension
of the world. They are accompanied by music and the chanted melody of the Mantra of
the Six Spaces of Samantabhadra (the primordial Buddha, symbol of our real nature).
In 2011 the Dance of Vajra has been recognized by UNESCO as humanity wordly
heritage.

Please join us in the opportunity to learn and practice The Vajra Dance at the beautiful 
retreat land of Tsegyalgar West, Baja Ca Sur. Please contact us for more information: tsegyalgarwestsecretary@gmail.com



Monday, September 5, 2011

Tentative Schedule 2011 - MAY 2012


This year Tesgyalgar West in Baja Ca Sur is pleased to offer a series of teachings and practice retreats very useful for newcomers and beneficial for older practitioners alike.  Starting with Yoga and Vajra Dance in November, which embody meditation and movement, then continuing with Santi Maha Sangha teachings for a more thorough understanding of the buddhist path and stages to realization. These teaching are based on the three main sections of "The Precious Vase" (Sutra, Tantra, Dzogchen) written by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.  Please join us for some or all of these great opportunities to deepen our understanding. In the wonderful spaciousness of the land where mountains and sky are vast, may we grow in community together.
   
Tentative Schedule 
NOVEMBER 2011 - MAY 2012
at TSEGYALGAR WEST
BCS

Courses and Retreats in Vajra Dance:
with Anya Neyman

"Vajra Dance of the 6 Spaces OR Dance of the Three Vajras"
November 18 - 20th


"Vajra Dance of the 6 Spaces OR Dance of the Three Vajras"
January 6 - 8, 13 - 15, 27 - 29th
February 24 - 26, 2012
April 4 - 10, 2012 
tentative dates

"Vajra Dance of the 6 Spaces OR Dance of the Three Vajras"
March 8 - 11th, 2012 During SMS Retreat
April 13 - 15, 2012
tentative dates

Yantra Yoga with Patrizia Pearl
Study and Practice

Yantra Yoga Beginners    
December 9 - 11 
Dec 26 - Jan 2

Yantra Yoga Advanced    
December 16-18

Yantra Yoga during Retreat
February 3 - 12

Yantra Yoga during Retreat     
February 17 - 19

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DECEMBER 26 to  JANUARY 2, 2012

Special Open Group Retreat on the Land

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FEBRUARY 1 to 11th, 2012

Steve Landsberg Retreat
Study of Foundational Practices
"Santi Maha Sangha"
and
"The Three Rushen's"


 Also a Public Talk In San Jose
February 1 or 2, 2012

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FEBRUARY 5 to 11th, 2012

Jacob Winkler

"Santi Maha Sangha Assistance for Practitioners" 
(Base and 1st Level)
tentative dates

Public Talk in San Jose TBA

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FEBRUARY 16 TO 19, 2012

Elio Guarisco Retreat
tentative dates

"Tantra Practices and 
Meditation of the Three Roots"
April 4 to 10, 2012


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Costantimo Albini
Retreat on the "Principle of Integration” 
tentative dates


Public talk in San Jose April 3

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Please check back for changes and more information as it becomes available!


Directions from Airport:
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Tibetan Yoga of Movement



YANTRA YOGA      
the Tibetan Yoga of Movement
with instructor PATRIZIA PEARL

April 8, 9 and 10 Weekend
Yantra Yoga Course for beginners: 
Preliminaries, Tsigjong, Lungsang.


April 22, 23 and 24 Weekend
Yantra Yoga Course Advanced
Tsadul, Pranajama 1, Series 1-2, the Vajra Wave


Yantra Yoga or the Yoga of Movement is an ancient system of Tibetan yoga based on the text The Union of the Sun and the Moon, written in the 8th century by the master and translator Vairochana. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu wrote a detailed commentary on the root text and started to transmit this teaching in the West at the beginning of the seventies.
Yantra Yoga is a fundamental method to integrate the profound essence of the Dzogchen Teaching in the three doors (body, voice and mind) of the practitioner. Through positions and movements combined with breathing one’s energy is coordinated and harmonized, so as to let the mind find the authentic balance and relaxation which is the basis for getting into contemplation.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat
Info and registration: tsegyalgarwestsecretary@gmail.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Retreats of Vajra Dance


Vajra Dance on the Mandala
at Tsegyalgar West
Baja California Sur , Mexico


March 24, 25, 26, 2011 
The Vajra Dance of the Liberation of the Six Lokas

April 1, 2, 3, 2011  
The Vajra Dance of the Three Vajras

with Anna Neyman


In the Dzogchen Teaching sound and movement are very important because they are the means to integrate oneself into the state of contemplation. The Vajra Dance is principally a practice to harmonize the energy of the individual. If one has a more profound knowledge of the meaning of the Dance, it becomes a method for integrating the three existences of body, voice and mind into the knowledge of the state of contemplation.

This integration is one of the most important aims of a Dzogchen practitioner. The Vajra Dance is practiced on a Mandala which represents the correspondence between the internal dimension of the individual and the outer dimension of the world.

Retreat held at Tsegyalgar West
Rancho Los Naranjos
North of San Jose del Cabo
BCS  México

Info and Registration:
Phone: 624.113.5915
E-Mail: twestoffice@gmail.com
http://www.tsegyalgarwest.org


LOSAR TASHI DELEG!



Tsegyalgar West 
wishes a Peaceful and Harmonious 
New Year to all!




LOSAR - TASHI DELEG!
(Auspicious Wishes to you in the New Lunar Year)

Iron Rabbit Year 2138

(March 5th, 2011 - February 28th, 2012)





Friday, February 11, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vajra Dance Practice



The Tsegyalgar West Dzogchen Community is pleased to announce

Vajra Dance Practice Weekend at the Gar

February 11, 12 & 13, 2011

Led by Anya Neyman, an authorized Vajra Dance Teacher

In the Dzogchen Teaching sound and movement are very important because they are the means to integrate oneself into the state of contemplation. The Vajra Dance is principally a practice to harmonize the energy of the individual. If one has a more profound knowledge of the meaning of the Dance, it becomes a method for integrating the three existences of body, voice and mind into the knowledge of the state of contemplation.

This integration is one of the most important aims of a Dzogchen practitioner. The Vajra Dance is practiced on a Mandala which represents the correspondence between the internal dimension of the
individual and the outer dimension of the world.

Cost: By Donation (Lodging, Food and Teacher separate please)

Retreat held at Tsegyalgar West
Rancho Los Naranjos
North of San Jose del Cabo
BCS  México

Info and Registration:
Phone: 624.113.5915
E-Mail: twestoffice@gmail.com
http://www.tsegyalgarwest.org



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Green Karma Yoga Group Retreat



February 13th – 16th

“Green” Karma Yoga Group Retreat”

at the Vegetable Garden and Orchards of the Gar
Bring your hat and gardening gloves

“Certificated for SMS students”

Cost: $60 with no member discounts.
To register please contact the secretary at:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and the Baja Retreat Land


Choegyal Namkhai Norbu was born in 1938 in Derge, in Eastern Tibet and was 
recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a noted exponent of the Dzogchen tradition. Notwithstanding his youth, he was already well known by the end of the 1950s as a person with a profound knowledge of the Dzogchen teachings and also as a spiritual teacher.

In 1962 he took up a post teaching Tibetan language and literature in Naples at the Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli where he worked until 1992. From the mid seventies Namkhai Norbu began to teach Yantra Yoga and Dzogchen meditation to a few Italian students and the growing interest in his teachings convinced him to dedicate himself increasingly to such activities. Together with a number of disciples he founded the first Dzogchen community in Tuscany, and then later founded other centers in various parts of Europe, Russia, the United States, Central and South America and Australia. 

The Retreat Land in Baja Ca Sur, Mexico is slowly being improved and developed into a spiritual center for retreat and deep practice. Tsegyalgar West is a 3,000-acre tropical drylands ranch in the mountains just northwest of San Jose del Cabo. This amazing ranch in the natural biosphere was given to Choegyal Namkhai Norbu in 2003.  There are now 20 small casitas, palapa kitchen, a large outdoor teaching area and Tibetan Yoga/Vajra dance area to support retreat activities and study of Buddhism and Dzogchen.