Weekend Intensive with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya
Join us for this very special weekend to study deity movement and its profound iconography. Awaken energies with mudra, exercises, preliminary dances. Inspire with meditation and dharma talks.
The focus of this weekend's course is the Refuge Prayer Dance & 16 Offering Dance. These two dances are foundational for learning any of the deity dances. The weekend includes Charya dance, meditation, dharma talks and study along with exercises for the basic movement of all deity dances. The Charya Nritya practice will focus on the preliminary dances, chants, mudras and Bodhisattva movement.
This workshop is open to anyone interested near and afar. No experience necessary!
$250 ($200 early bird for non-residential, breakfast and lunch included). Supplementary price for limited onsite accommodation.
6 - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday
9AM - 6PM
Prajwal is a priest of one of the Vajrayana Buddhist lineages of Nepal and 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. With the survival of this sacred ritual dance threatened by modernization, Prajwal, at his father’s wishes, has dedicated his life to bringing this unique Buddhist heritage from the temples of Nepal to the world, while adhering to its original purpose as a profound spiritual practice.