Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Khaita Dancers Participate in the 11th International Dance Parade on May 20, 2017


Amanda heading up the Khaita Dancers with her Lotus Mobile Sound System, May 20, 2017

A small group from NYC and Tsegyalgar participated in this year's International Dance Parade--an extraordinary display of the US International heritage. To learn
more about this annual event, visit their webpage here.


May 20, 2017 - photos by Stephen Korns


TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THE KHAITA DANCERS IN THE  2016 PARADE


Visit the Mirror article on this year's Khaita Dance participation
 in the 11th Annual International Dance Parade




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tara Mandala Launches New Website


Welcome to chodhealing.org. An online resource for the practice of Chöd, considered one of the “Eight Great Chariots of Spiritual Accomplishment” in the Tibetan tradition, that offers a paradigm of integration rather than opposition that can be applied at all levels of human life and society.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Max Shannon to Perform in As You Like It


Come see Max and his fellow actors on Friday May 19 at 6:00pm at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, & on Sunday May 21 at 1:00pm at the Renaissance Center in Amherst. If you cannot make either of those times, there are a number of other performances with other wonderful casts of actors.  Max is the son of Miranda and John Shannon and gifted sibling from the extraordinaire Shannon clan. Visit Young Shakespeare Players for detail.




Courtesy Facebook post by Miranda Shannon

Friday, May 19, 2017

Updates on Yantra Yoga Taught by Naomi Zeitz



Breathing and Pranayamas with Naomi Zeitz in Los Angeles, California from May 6-7, 2017



Kumbhaka Day at the Dondrubling, Berkeley CA with Naomi Zeitz


UPCOMING PROGRAM

Yantra Yoga
Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 20-21, 2017

Introduction and Follow-uCourse to Yantra Yoga

We will study the system of breathing, the three preliminary series and, if possible, enter into the first series of Yantras. People who know Yantra Yoga can also benefit by going more deeply and also refining what they know.
Open to all.
Location:Form Studio, 3001 Monte Vista Blvd. NEbuquerque, NM 87106
Cost for the retreat is $92 early bird, then $108 after that.Checks need to be received by May 13.
Please send checks to:Becky Page3504 Campus Blvd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87106
Contact: Bjaymonkey@swcp.com

PHOTOS Reprinted from the Mirror

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Seven Line Prayer: A Course in Calligraphy, Syntax and Meaning with Giorgio Dallorto



On June 20th, 21st, 22nd , Shang Shung Institute at Tsegya;gar East will host a  calligraphy course on the Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava, studying the Uchen calligraphy and syntax of the words. It is also suitable for people who have not studied Tibetan. Participants will also study the meaning of the verses.

Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm nightlyLocation: Library at Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Rd., Conway, MA 01341
Cost: By Donation, suggested donation $20 per session
Contact: Anna Bartenstein akfb@aol.com to register

Participants should bring an exercise book, possibly with lines or squares to help with the dimensions of the calligraphy, and a pen, preferably for calligraphy, or with a broad nib.
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Giorgio Dallorto

Born in Piedmonte in 1953, in my youth due to an interest in yoga, I became interested in Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan Culture in general. This brought me to meet my future and main teacher, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in the summer of 1978. In the beginning of the 80s I spent a few years traveling in India and Nepal, visiting the main Tibetan settlements, with the scope of deepening my knowledge of their cultural and artistic heritage. In the 90s I started to collaborate with the International Dzogchen Community working actively for Merigar in many different roles: blue and yellow gakyil member, geko, manager of the Merishop, consultant for SSI, etc. Over the last 20 years, I have dedicated myself in a free and independent way to the in-depth study of Tibetan history and culture and, in particular, the arts, deepening my knowledge of Tibetan painting and bronzes of the past and today. Over the last five years, I have been studying Tibetan language under the direction of Prof. Fabian Sanders with the Ka-ter project of the SSF, giving particular attention to the study of the different styles of Tibetan calligraphy. I have collaborated with the international magazine, The Mirror, and the Merigar magazine, writing different articles for them about history, art, and spiritual biographies of Tibetan masters.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tsegyalgar East is Awarded Community Preservation Grant from the Town of Conway. MA



Tsegyalgar East is pleased to announce that the Dzogchen Community was awarded a Community Preservation grant from the town of Conway at a town meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 in a democratic vote. The award of $60,000 was granted to repair the roof of the historic yellow schoolhouse and former Conway grammar school purchased from the town by the Community in 1994.

Many thanks to all who collaborated together leading to a positive result of this effort beginning with the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil, especially Matt Hayat who worked closely with grant writer Ed Matheny to write the funding application; Marilyn McArthur, who reviewed the initial grant recommending informed revisions;  Efrem and Marit Marder, well known among Conway residents and officials, who initiated a great turn-out of local supporters for the vote; Will Shea who made the presentation at the Town Meeting and Caroline Hotaling of Shang Shung Institute for their dedicated and experienced efforts on integrating the School of Tibetan Medicine within the town; Last but not least, we sincerely thank the many townspeople who voted on our behalf in recognition of our Community's long term presence and international attention; the Town of Conway Historic Commission, the Conway Historical Society and the Community Preservation Committee, and the Town of Conway Board of Selectmen and staff, all of whom took time to review and improve the grant. This was  truly collaborative endeavor!

We look forward to participating in the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Conway's founding and furthering our outreach to our neighbors and friends thru continued innovative programs and cultural exchanges.

Khandroling Paper Cooperative to Participate in Conway's 250th Anniversary, June 16-18, 2017

Now in its 5th year, Khandroling Paper Cooperative located in the basement of Tsegyalgar East is continuing its participation in the town of Conway's 250th Anniversary through a number of local community outreach projects.

LOTUS PROJECT

Our Lotus Origami Project currently has an exhibit in the historic Marshall Fields Library in Conway on display with hundreds of  blossoms made by our dedicated origami club under the direction of Brenda Lilly, a resident of Conway. Each blossom represents a unique manifestation of its maker.



Every Saturday from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM we are in the Conway Marshall Fields Library to make Lotus origami to add to our collection which will then be used to distribute to the public during the June 17, 2017 parade following our performing Khaita dancers.   



Learning how to make the Lotus




Saturday Lotus participant Carey holding 
her first perfect Lotus and wearing her mom's Conway Grammar School (now Tsegyalgar) sweatshirt

Distributing origami symbols of peace and harmony during parades is a tradition among New England towns, most commonly the Japanese crane. In Buddhist cultures including Tibet,  the Lotus has deep meaning as a symbol of perfection which all beings inherently possess as a potential for enlightenment. By handing these out, we are acknowledging this potential. 




Conway residents gathering to make Lotuses at our Origami Club meeting 
in the Tsegyalgar library on Thursday, May 11



Local Conway artist Rachel Moyers, also a Hatch Grant recipient like KPC, 
trying on a part of her costume made by Lauri Marder she will wear 
distributing Lotuses during the parade

CONWAY RAGS TO PAPER PROJECT

PHASE 1 of the Conway Rags to Paper project began many months ago as we collected Conway resident rags to transform into pulp to make paper for our PHASE 2. On April 29, Madeline Liebling led an Introduction to Papermaking which was attended by six individuals from  ages 13-70+ years old. 





Our first basket of Conway rags cut into postage size pieces for the Hollander Beater




Perfect Conway pulp, April 29, 2017


Amanda and Madeline making paper, April 29, 2017


Amanda and Marie at the Vats, April 29


Couching a sheet of paper dyed with onion skins, April 29


Preparing to wet press the couched sheets, April 29


Low tech pressing, April 29


Pressed paper drying, April 29

COMING SOON PICTURES OF THE FINAL PAPERS WE MADE


PHASE 2 of The Conway Rags to Paper Project hosted by Khandroling Paper Cooperative will take place on Saturdays from 2 PM-5:00 PM thru June 3 in the former Conway Grammar School now called Tsegyalgar.  We have already collected, processed, and beaten in our Hollander beater cotton rags collected from Conway residents to create pulp, which is used to make handmade paper specifically for the 250th anniversary of Conway

Khandroling Paper Cooperative's Conway Rags to Paper Project received a HATCH Grant from the Greater Shelburne Falls Business Association and Massachusetts Cultural Council. 


An 1817 note from Edward Hitchcock who lived on Pumpkin Hollow Road in Conway

This paper will become the base to contain writing and art by participants and artist members related to the history, stories and personal connection to the town of Conway, which will then be mounted in a variety of formats (ex: scrolls, collage, mural, or folding books,) using various printing methods (stamping, stencil, calligraphy, printing) for exhibition during the three-day anniversary. 

WHERE: Tsegyalgar East at 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway in the Khandroling Paper Studio 

WHEN/TIMES:  Saturdays, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM thru June 3rd following Lotus Making (11:00 AM-2:00 PM) in the Marshall Fields Library, Conway, MA 

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR DATES TO SATURDAY OPEN STUDIOS FROM OUR ORIGINAL DATE OF May 13, 2017

FREE to all participants. To R.S.V.P. contact Jacqueline 
at jacqueline.gens@gmail.com 
or 413-522-1125


COME Make paper and art with us in celebration of the town
http://www.khandrolingpapers.blogspot.com

KHANDROLING PAPER COOPERATIVE EXHIBITS 

KPC will participate in the Open House at Tsegyalgar East during the three-day event (June 16-17, 2017) with a small show of artist members' work in the back foyer of the Yellow schoolhouse building. Our Conway Rag to Paper works will be on exhibit in the Conway Elementary School gym with other town art projects.  Details TBA.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS


  • Following last summer's successful participation in the first Summer celebration, we will once again provide an optional lunch time activity (Noon-3:00 PM onJune 18-19, 2017 to make paper from natural fibers on our Khandroling retreat land led by Sheryl Jaffe




Paper made on Lower Khandroling, 2016


  • In the Fall  KPC member, Dara Juels will return for another calligraphy workshop on sacred seed syllables along with new programs in Quilling and other paper arts; making sacred paper; printmaking; nd our regular Open Studios
















Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Yantra Yoga West USA May 2017 Los Angeles, Berkeley, Albuquerque, Boulder. All Courses With Instructor Naomi Zeitz



Los Angeles
Breathing, Kumbhaka and Pranayamas Course
Santa Monica Canyon
May 6-7, 2017
Rustic Canyon Recreation Center
601 Latimer Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
RSVP & Contact: Sanford Bardwell (323) 696-0108 Dzcommnityla@gmail.com
Suggested donation: $108/course or $65/day
Some experience of Yantra Yoga is most helpful, especially Lungsang, or the Eight Movements.
Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu required.

Berkeley
Harmonious Breathing, Yantra Yoga, and Kumbhaka
Dondrubling in Berkeley, California
May 12-14, 2017
Dondrubling, 2748 Adeleine St, Suite D, Berkeley, CA 94703
Web Address: http://dzogchencommunitywest.org/
RSVP & Contact: Luke lotublossomkiss@yahoo.com
Cost for all: $30 per Session; $55/day; Weekend, $108
Harmonious Breathing
Free Introduction Friday May 12, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday May 13, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Harmonious Breathing is a key element in coordinating the functions of the mind and body. It calms the mind, reduces tension in the body, and improves both physiological and cerebral functions. Complete and Harmonious breathing can also be used to better understand the practice of Yantra Yoga and any Pranayama methods as well as indispensable for developing presence and relaxation in daily life.
Open to all.
Working with Circumstances: Yantra Yoga with Modifications
Saturday May 13, 9:30am-12pm
Perhaps you are wondering how to work with an old injury, the challenges of flexibility and aging within your yantra yoga practice? This course is designed for those working with circumstances and wish to deepen their experience and understanding within the practice of Yantra Yoga. We will learn how to modify various positions from the Yantra Yoga system so that everyone, despite challenges can adapt to their practice.
Understanding Kumbhaka:
Sunday May 14, 2 Sessions: 9:30am-12:00pm & 3:00pm-5:30pm
Harmonious Breathing, Soft Yantra Yoga and the Pranayamas of the First and Second Series will be used to explain the Kumbhaka.
Some experience of Yantra Yoga helpful.
Transmission by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu required.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Introduction and Follow-up Course to Yantra Yoga
May 20-21, 2017
Form Studio, 3001 Monte Vista Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Contact: Bjaymonkey@swcp.com
Checks need to be received by May 13.
Please send checks to:
Becky Page
3504 Campus Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Cost for the retreat is $92 early bird, then $108 after that.
We will study the system of breathing, the three preliminary series and, if possible, enter into the first series of Yantras. People who know Yantra Yoga can also benefit by going more deeply and also refining what they know.
Open to all.

Boulder, CO
Introduction to Yantra Yoga
May 26-28, 2017
Bodywork Bistro
3825 Iris Ave #300
Boulder, CO 80301
Contact: Keith Hirsch: 808-754-3637 or email: khirsch@students.naropa.edu
$30 per Session; $55/day; Weekend, $108
We will study the system of breathing, the three preliminary series and, if possible, enter into the first series of Yantras. People who know Yantra Yoga can also benefit by going more deeply and also refining what they know.
Open to all.




Naomi Zeitz has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1987 and has been teaching Yantra Yoga since 2008. She specializes in training in harmonious breathing, working with people with limited physical capacity and of all ages. She was authorized to teach Harmonious Breathing by Fabio Andrico in 2013.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Stephen Korns Public Installation in Downtown Houston Now Featured Online



The Mayor's office of the City of Houston, Texas just announced that the downtown public art work of Stephen Korns, long time DCA member, who worked on this project since 2014, just received its first write up.

Stephen writes there is "more to come, presumably,  with a website of past Houston and other projects including the videos from The Houston Oracle in Two Parts." 

From the Houston Mayor's Office Press Release: 

New Artwork Illuminates Houston’s Past with Multisensory Experience

March 20, 2017 -- The Bagby Street passage under Bayou Place, between Capitol Street and Texas Avenue, is now home to the newest addition to the City’s Art Collection. The Houston Oracle in Two Parts by sculptor Stephen Korns honors the city’s history while also improving the pedestrian experience in the Theater District. Korns used photographs, video, sound, reclaimed materials and special lighting to turn the underpass into a multimedia work of art. Like the artist’s signature Lunar Lighting project along Buffalo Bayou, the lighting for this new artworkchanges nightly with the lunar cycle.
“It is wonderful that Mr. Korns was able to incorporate Houston’s history and views from the International Space Station into this artwork,” said Mayor Turner. “In addition, the roadway and pedestrian lighting improvements demonstrate how art can be used to enhance our public improvement projects in multiple ways.”

Stephen Korns is a sculptor with an extensive resume of site-specific installations in the United States and in Europe. He has created designs for environments ranging from individual rooms to public parks, plazas, bridges and highways, and from urban waterfronts and large industrial structures to historic town settings. In developing the artwork concept and design, Korns considered the site’s proximity to historic City Hall, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, neighboring theaters and the adjacent Buffalo Bayou.
“An encounter with the artwork provides an opportunity for exploration and discovery," says Korns. "The work asks questions about living in the city, what is saved of the past, who we've been and what we have in common.”


To continue reading about this project, visit here




The following article further examines Stephen's work:


Here is an audio interview with Stephen Korns on the Houston Public Art:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Breath in Daily Life by Dr. Phunstog Wangmo




Thursday, April 6 at 6 pm:
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield.

open and by optional donation


FREE CHILDCARE upon request: 413-358-2626
all meditations at the UU Church at 6 pm
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
unless otherwise stated


Menpa (Dr.) Phuntsog Wangmo is the Academic Director of the Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine, located in Conway, MA. Menpa Phuntsog received her advanced degree in Tibetan Medicine from Lhasa Tibetan Medicine College and trained with two of Tibet’s foremost doctors. Since 1996, Menpa Phuntsog dedicated many years of work as a doctor in the Eastern Tibet where she collaborated and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A (Association for International Solidarity in Asia), a non-profit organization founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and dedicated to serving the Tibetan people in the sectors of education, health, training, disaster relief, and sustainable economic development. She has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 30 years and she speaks and lectures regularly throughout the US, Europe and Russia.































Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vince Moore R.I.P. April 1, 2017


Sadly, early this morning our dear friend and Vajra brother Vince Moore
passed away. A few years ago Vince moved to Western Mass. from Yakima
Washington to be near his Vajra kin. Vince had many gifts and skills which
he freely offered to the community and to his family and friends. He was
always available to offer his physical skills on any project and his many
technical land-use planning talents on Khandroling and other community
projects. Vince passed very peacefully surrounded by his six children and
former wife Anita. Many friends from the Dzogchen and Shambala communities
had time with him during his final days offering practice and presence
during his transition. We will miss him.--John La France


***(

I met Vince through the Marders who met him in Tsegyalgar West and the Lumbini project. Vince was an unofficial member of the Vajra Hall/Khandroling  Development team where he used his navigational and design skills to walk the land on various trails and assess choices for future road development. By unofficial I mean incognito with little fuss.

Vince's move to Western Mass was to prepare for his death. More than prepare for death but for a perfect passing. While helping him move a couple of months ago into his final home, a lovely assisted living apartment--I came across a clear plastic bag as I was unpacking marked something like "My Cremation Clothes" --Can't exactly remember the words but inside was what appeared to be a vivid colored caftan. Vince WAS pepared on the outer, inner and secret level. He remains for me a model of how practitioners can be awake rather than in denial about the realities of dying. 

To me Vince manifested as a warrior (In the true Shambhalan sense) whose positive attitude radiated no matter what the adverse circumstances of his many medical conditions. He faced his multiple bouts with cancer fearlessly, with great open heart,  and without shame. I admired his courage in these last months to openly share his conditon rather than withdraw.  We talked dharma, mind essence, sharing in stories of our mutual citizenship in Shambhala and the Dzogchen Community, Like Nary, he brought us together to celebrate life in the midst of sickness. I celebrate your journey Vince wherever you're going. Thanks Vince for your dignity and compassion-Jacqueline Gens

***

To be continued......

Please leave your recollections in the comment section or send to jacqueline.gens@gmail.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

Memories of Bosley Hiss by Elisa Gonzales of Texas



My first memory of Bosley was watching him make himself a meal in the kitchen of the Schoolhouse in Conway, Mass. That ended up being an ongoing event that pervaded the whole of the retreat – Bosley at the kitchen counter, making a meal. It seemed to take hours and he expressed how very important it was for him to be able to make his own meals for health purposes.

It was my first time at Tsegyalgar East (2007) and I was eager for contact with others to begin to familiarize myself with the Gar and the Dzogchen Community. My impression at that time was that it was also a fairly new experience for Bosley as well, although my memory may not be accurate about how far back he had contact with the Dzogchen Community.

In the course of our conversation, we discovered we knew a lot of the same people and had connections with sangha members in the Shambhala and Rigpe Dorje Communities. He shared with me stories of his spiritual journey, his three year retreat, and his connection with other teachers.

He generously offered to give me rides around the nearby areas and to take me to buy offerings for the Ganapuja celebrated at the end of the retreat. He was hoping to be able to stay on at the Schoolhouse for a longer period of time as his financial situation was complicated. He was open in sharing his present circumstances, and I thoroughly enjoyed his wry humorous observations.

I saw Bosley again in 2008 at the Tsegyalgar retreat with Rinpoche. By then, he was coordinating the food offerings for the Ganapujas and was quite busy with karma yoga at the Schoolhouse. Our contact was brief due to how busy we both were.

By the time we saw each other again in 2012 and 2013, things had changed for both of us. Here in Texas we had a small group and weekly practice meetings. Having participated in an online SMS study group and in online meetings as a member of the Gakyil, I had learned how helpful the online format could be in allowing those at a distance to participate. Our meetings had become both online and in person to accommodate those who could not drive to the meetings or who had moved and still wanted to participate.
At that time, Bosley shared with me that his physical condition was deteriorating. He had a degenerative bone disease and had difficulty getting around. He was less and less able to attend programs. I invited him to join our practice group online, which he did. In addition, he and I would meet online to practice together. When his laptop became too heavy to hold while lying down, it was replaced with a tablet.

Over the next couple of years, his situation became more and more difficult. His treasured ability to make his own meals encountered obstacles due to his having to stay at an assisted living facility and his own decreasing ability to physically maintain independence. This became a source of deep depression for him.

At one point, he told me that he was too depressed to practice and was having too much trouble concentrating. It made me remember and appreciate Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche’s words about the difficulty of maintaining visualization practices when one is dying. Then he started telling me he was too depressed to even talk by phone so we stopped communicating with the understanding that he would call if he wanted to talk.

I knew he had sangha who tried to help him in Boston, and I was so glad to see that practitioners were with him when he died. Last night, our Texas online group practiced Shitro for this devoted Vajra brother. Good journey, Bosley!






Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bosley Hiss (Yeshe Yongdu) November 29, 1941-March 29, 2017


The following message came in from Shambhala regarding the passing of Bosley Hiss who was also a dedicated member of the Dzogchen Community and 
student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for many years



It is with sadness that I write to let you know that Bosley Hiss (Yeshe Yongdu) departed this life this morning around 10:45am. He was surrounded by friends and family during his entire passing up until his last moments, as we sang to him and held space to let go. There was tremendous peace and bravery in his passing.

Bosley's body will be moved to the Shambhala Center by this evening and we will practice with his body for 3 days followed by a Sukhavati Ceremony on Saturday 4/1 at 7pm. Please see here for the schedule if you wish to offer your practice and sit with Bosley, everyone is warmly invited.

Bosley Hiss
(Yeshe Yongdu)November 29, 1941-March 29, 2017
Bosley was a student of the 16th Karmapa and of Tenga Rinpoche, and was a monk for many years before leaving the monastic community and joining Shambhala. He studied with Khandro Rinpoche who offered prayers for him upon his death. He also did a three year retreat under the auspices of Kalu Rinpoche's sangha in Germany in the early 2000's. He was well-known to newer students of the Boston center as a tireless volunteer, particularly in the kitchen. Bosley was a true warrior of the heart and he will be deeply missed.






Thank you to everyone who supported Bosley through this transition, we look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday and through the next few days of practice.

With Love,

Ashley Hodson
Executive DirectorShambhala Boston

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three Happy Yogins at Kripalu!!!!


Paula, Fabio Andrico and Naomi at Yantra Yoga Teachers Training with Fabio Andirco 

CHECK OUT ALL THE UPCOMING YANTRA COURSES AT TSEGYALGAR EAST!!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lama Tsultrim Allione to Teach Chod April 26-30, 2017


“I saw for the first time that this practice of feeding demons was something that related specifically and directly to my life, to my struggles as a Western woman and as a mother. I realized that the demons that I was feeding in the Chöd were actually very much a part of my own day-to-day life; they were my 'stuff,' my issues, my fears, my anger . . . And no matter what demon I brought to the feast, the result was always freedom from tension.” - Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Register for the Chöd (from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu) retreat on April 26-30, with Lama Tsultrim Allione, Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton and Karla Jackson-Brewer. For more information about Chöd and retreat registration, click here -> taramandala.org/chod-chnn-17

Friday, March 24, 2017

Introduction to Yantra Yoga with Naomi Zeitz April 9-10, 2017



Introduction to Yantra Yoga


Introduction to Yantra Yoga

A basic introduction to Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement. We will study the system of breathing, the 3 preliminary series and if possible we will enter into the first series of Yantras. People who know Yantra Yoga can also benefit by going more deeply and also refining what they know.

The Nine Purification Breathings
A Series for Loosening the Joints
The Eight Basic Movements
Exercises for Controlling the Channels

No transmission required.

Loose clothing and light meals recommended. Also reading and viewing: Book: Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement DVD: Yantra Yoga Part 1  

Days: April 8-9, 2017

Times:
Saturday and Sunday
9:30am - noon and 2:30 - 5:00pm

Location: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse
18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA
413-369-4153

Instructor: Naomi Zeitz has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Yantra Yoga since 1987 and has been an authorized Yantra Yoga instructor since 2008. She specializes in teaching simple yet profound methods of breathing and working with people of all ages and physical conditions.

Minimum of 5 participants needed for it to happen: please RSVP secretary@tsegyalgar.org

Cost: $120/Full Course or $35/per Session
Register at: www.shangshung.org/home/online-store

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Irregular Dance of the 3 Vajras Practice Weekend with Ed Hayes


Date: March 25th-26th, 2017.
Category: Vajra Dance Practice
Location: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gonpa






Saturday & Sunday Schedule:10:00am Class of 3 Vajras
2:30pm-3:30pm Review of Irregular 
3:30pm-5:00pm Practice of Irregular

Instructor: Ed Hayes

For further information contact the secretary at secretary@tsegyalgar.org