Monday, June 3, 2019



Summer At Khandroling The Land Of The Dakinis
Buckland, Massachusetts, USA

July through August 2019
Learn and Practice Together with IDC Authorized Instructors


“Yantra

Yantra Yoga Course With Authorized Yantra Yoga
Level II and Level III Instructors 
Nataly Nitsche And Max Leshchenko

Location: Vajra Hall, Khandroling, Buckland, MA, USA
Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 12 through July 14, 2019

This is an ideal opportunity if you are new to Yantra Yoga but also if you want to refresh, train or deepen your practice. The course starts training the complete breathing as practiced in Yantra Yoga, using the Harmonious Breathing method, followed by the preliminary sequences of Yantra Yoga

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Summer Sangha Retreat at Khandroling
The Tsegyalgar East 4th Annual Summer Sangha Retreat
at Khandroling the Land of the Dakinis
Buckland, Massachusetts, USA

Come practice with us this summer at Khandroling

Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Save the dates, we await you!

Learn and practice along with the following authorized International Dzogchen Community (IDC) instructors:

  • Khaita Joyful Dance instructor: Nataly Nitsche
  • Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructors: Mariano Gil, Michael Katz and Lynn Newdome
  • Vajra Dance instructors: Bodhi, Kyu Kyuno and Carisa O'Kelly 
  • Yantra Yoga instructors: Paula Barry, Max Leshchenko, Nataly Nitsche and Naomi Zeitz

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“Advanced
Advanced Yantra Yoga Course
with Authorized Third Level Yantra Yoga Instructor Max Leshchenko

Location: Vajra Hall, Khandroling, Vajra Hall, Buckland, MA USA
Date: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 29 - July 31, 2019

Daily Schedule:
9:30am-12:00pm; 3:00pm-5:30pm

Familiarity with Yantra Yoga and Transmission required.

Deepening the quality of the practice. We will do the preliminary practices everyday and also learn:

Yantras of the 1st series, to eliminate obstacles related with the five elements.
Yantras of the 2nd series, to eliminate obstacles related to the purification of the 5 aggregates.
*We will learn and practice the basic movement of each these Yantras, and also the movements for training and for progressing, which allow us to increase our capacity of the holdings and find different experiences within them. Some of these movements are more challenging than the basic yantras, and some aren't. We will learn how to train each movement and possible adaptations as well, in a careful and safe way.

Practice of the Rhythmic Breathing “The Four Profound Applications”.
Pranayama of the 1st series “The Four Characteristic Conditions," a fundamental pranayama to train the Kumbhaka.

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“Vajra
Tsegyalgar East 2nd Annual Dance, Dance, Dance
at Khandroling The Land of the Dakinis
Celebrating 30 Years of Vajra Dance 1989 - 2019

Please join us this August, and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of
Rinpoche's first dreams of the Vajra Dance at Khandroling 

Date: August 1 through August 25, 2019
Location: Vajra Hall, Khandroling, Buckland, Massachusetts, USA

Please click here to learn more >>


 

KHANDROLING PAPER COOPERATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS AT THE NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER WITH AMANDA POLLOCK



Amanda Pollock studied letterpress printing and rare books at Smith College where she earned a BA in English and Education. She is an active member of Khandroling Paper Cooperative in Conway MA and specializes in handmade paper made from grasses, recycled texts, handmade inks and calligraphy quills.

Amanda is currently offering paper making & lotus flower origami workshops at the Northampton senior center.








Northampton Senior Center course details :

Lotus Flower Origami Workshop
Thursday June 6th 5:30-6:30     Free
Come enjoy the magic of Origami with local hand made paper artist Amanda Pollock. Amanda is offering a free lotus flower workshop at the senior center. This is an easy project that creates wonderful momentos great for gifts and will brighten up your home decor.

Papermaking Workshop (2 day series)
Tuesday June 25th 5:30-7:30
Saturday June 29th 11:00-12:00  $20


COURSE PICTURES FROM CHOD PRACTICE RETREAT WITH STEVE LANDSBERG & FABIO ANDRICO'S KUMBHAKA, PARLUNG & TSALUNGS OF MANDARAVA AND CHAIR YOGA

It's been a busy winter and spring, but here are a number of course pictures from our much enjoyed courses and practice retreats given by Steve Landsberg and Fabio Andrico back in February and April 2019 respectively.


Chod Practice Retreat with Steve Landsberg
February 22 through February 24, 2019


Kumbhaka, Parlung & Tsalungs of Mandarava with Fabio Andrico
April 21 through April 25, 2019

Yantra Yoga on a  Chair with Fabio Andrico
April 27 through April 28, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT EDUCATIONAL SERIES FEBRUARY 2019


Hema Hema: Sing Me A Song While I Wait
by writer/director Khyentse Norbu
February 8, 2019 at 7:00pm 
Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA  
Enjoy delicious concessions 
Open to the public
Free admission 



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

LOSAR 2019 YEAR OF THE EARTH BOAR

Please join us this year for Losar 2019, Year of the Earth Boar

Saturday, February 2 through Tuesday, February 5 2019
at Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gönpa in Conway, MA

Read about Losar the Tibetan New Year by Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

Saturday,  February 2, 2019
The Vajra Dance that Benefits Beings with authorized Vajra Dance instructor Ed Hayes
Review and practice 
10:00am to 12:00pm (noon) & 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Suggested Donation: $30/day or $20/session

Sunday,  February 3, 2019
11:00am: Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Karma Yoga Cleaning, Conway, MA
2:00pm: Divination Soup preparation
5:00pm: Small Fire Puja for burning old Lungta flags, old Namkhas, and Kyped-pa Zhi-dan (colorful shirts and clothing items with protection mantras for the year)
6:00pm: “Gu-Thug” Divination Soup
Please RSVP to bluegakyil@tsegyalgar.org by February 1, if you plan to attend Divination Soup gathering and eat dumplings
Please Donate to purchase soup ingredients.

Monday, February 4, 2019
5:30pm-6:30pm: Vajra Dance Tun
7:00pm: New Moon Ganapuja with Invocation of the Lamp (Marme Monlam) **Webcast**

Losar - Year of Earth Boar Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9:00am: Long Life Mandarava Practice; followed by breakfast **Webcast**
5:00pm-6:00pm: Khaita Joyful Dances (beginner level)
6:00pm: Potluck dinner, Pagchen and Game of Liberation

CARRYING ON with authorized Santi Maha Sangha instructor Lynn Newdome


CANCELLED DUE TO MAJOR WEEKEND STORM, WILL TAKE PLACE ON SNOW DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 FROM 1:30PM TO 4:30pm



"Carrying On" with authorized Santi Maha Sangha Instructor Lynn Newdome
Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gönpa or via videoconference 

Sunday, January 20th
Snow Date Sunday, January 27th
1:30pm-4:30pm

A class exploring how we may continue to study and practice as a Community after our Master's passing, using The Precious Vase and instructions on the Base of Santi Maha Sangha as our guide.
Authorized Base Level Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) instructor Lynn Newdome has been exploring the path of meditation for over 40 years, practicing and studying Tibet’s Buddhist traditions.

Open to all students who are sincerely interested in the Dzogchen path.
If you are not able to attend in-person you can join via Zoom videoconference.
Fee: $20/in-person or via videoconference.
For more information or to register click on CARRYING ON

The Dance of the Song of the Vajra Deepening Course with Bodhi




The Dance of the Song of the Vajra Deepening Course with Authorized Vajra Dance Instructor Bodhi
at the Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse Gönpa, Conway, MA


Saturday, January 19 & Saturday, January 26, 2019
Snow Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019


Open to all who have previously attended a course on The Dance of the Song of the Vajra.

For more information or to register please click on The Dance of the Song of the Vajra Deepening Course


Losar 2019 Poem by Jacqueline Gens & Illustration by Ingmar Pema Dechen



My darling Earth Pig
I bow to your 
beneficent bounty
Amid toils of duty and servitude
To further your brood 
In all that need manifest 
As we sow the seed of generosity
Its fecund curve of elegant hoof
And flow of nurturance
Sustains multitudes
Lady of the Spheres your grunt 
nuzzles to earth amid lofty intents
as you burrow deep your cosmic purpose
none other than sublime awakening
from ignorance at every moment

Poem by Jacqueline Gens in collaboration with visionary artist Ingmar Pema Dechen, 2019

Making Lungta Flags

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday January 17, 2019 at 1:00pm in our Lungta Studio - upstairs in the Tsegyalgar East Schoolhouse.

We will be making Lungta!