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Nepalese Yogic Dance Workshop
March 25, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya
Sunday, Mar 25
3:00 – 4:30 pm
The sacred dance of the priests of Nepal is a dynamic yogic discipline whose movements and meditative elements effect profound changes of mind and body. Participants will be guided through basic movements and dance sequences that allow them to experience first-hand the subtle transformative power of this graceful, yogic dance form. The goals of the dance are yogic mastery of the body, refinement of the emotions, and deepened spiritual awareness. It is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in healing arts, sacred movement, meditation, Buddhism, or Asian practices and performance traditions.
Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya is a priest of one of the Vajrayana Buddhist Lineages of Nepaland a ritual master both of the Charya Nritya dance tradition and other ritual forms performed by the Newar Vajracharya lineage. Prajwal began his training in Charya Nritya at eight years old, receiving formal instruction mainly from his father, the Buddhist scholar and ritual master Ratna Kaji Vajracharya. Prajwal Vajracharya is now the premier teacher, practitioner, and performer of the tradition and is a veteran of several world tours with beginning and advanced students around the globe. He founded Dance Mandal: Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal to preserve and expand this rare art form and its related traditions. www.dancemandal.com