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  “I just want you to let you know Nritya Mandala Mahavihara  became a 501(c)3  from 2017. All your donations will be tax deductible !!!”   prajwal

Daily Ritual and Meditation in Nritya Manadala Mahavihara – To keep the sanctity of the temple, a traditional ritual with meditation is performed daily- Weekdays 8am to 9am, and Weekends 9am to 10am. Open for observing or meditation at this time. Enjoy tea with Prajwal when he is in town.

Upcoming event

CHILDREN’S CLASS

5 to 12 years old
Every Sunday 3-4pm

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MEDITATION MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

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October 28th

10:30am – 1pm
1st Saturday of each Month
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MUDRA YOGA WORKSHOP

Nov 4th
10:30am-1pm 
Last Saturday of each Month

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PURIFICATION & NEWAH NEW YEAR

CELEBRATIOIN

Saturday,October 21st 3:30pm


 Come join us for purifying the old energy and obstructing fresh new potential through the annual New Year’s Purification Ritual. This traditional community ceremony honors oneself through making offerings of purified elements and will be guided  to one’s own mandala of sand. This event is only for participants who have reserved a space.  
Dinner will be served afterwards.  
 
  Donation requested for food and ritual supplies.
  
If you or a group would like to be a general food sponsor please contact us in advance.
  
RESERVATIONS NECESSARY
Please contact 503- 807-5252
   prajwal@dancemandal.com
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WORKSHOP: YOGA OF SOUND

WITH

SANTI SHIVANI

Sunday ,October 29 

10:30am-1:30pm

The Yoga of Sound is an ancient, mystical tradition as a Way of Healing, Empowerment and Self-realization.
Shanti Shivani, an internationally acclaimed singer, sound healer and Nada Yogini, will take you on a journey to connect with your authentic voice through the sound yoga practice of Dhrupad, the most ancient style of Hindustani Classical music. Shivani has been a disciple of the lineage of the illustrious Dagar family for more than 30 years. She brings a wealth of vocal, meditative and movement experience to her classes. The ancient practice of Nada Yoga facilitates in the releasing of traumas and the clearing of emotions, the aligning of body, speech and mind, the heightening of intuition and creativity, and the tuning into your true Self. Join Shanti Shivani for this 3 hour experience of the power of sound as a transformative path. Suggested donation is $60. Recording is allowed for this seminar.
Join Shanti Shavi for a ‘Prayerformance’ of sacred chants and ragas on Saturday, October 28th at the Hallowed Halls 4420 SE 64th Ave, Portland. For more information, please visit her website at http://www.shantishivani.com/
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8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

NOVEMBER 10TH FRIDAY

A day of ritual, celebration, dance, & feast
more information to come
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~Dance Mandal~

Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal

Prajwal dancing Singha Mukha, the Lion-Faced Dakini
photo by Andre Elbing

The Dance Mandal troupe practices a sacred Buddhist dance form that for hundreds of years has be virtually unknown outside the circles of those who perform it. This ancient ritual dance dates back over more than 1000 years and is a religious discipline of the priests of Kathmandu, who perform the dance as part of their esoteric meditation practices, ceremonies, and rituals.

Dance Mandal, Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal, established by Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya in Kathmandu, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Charya Nritya and the related traditions of instrumental and vocal music, choreography, and the crafts of making the masks, costumes, and jewelry used in the dances. Since its inception in 1996, Dance Mandal has performed in Asia, Europe and North America. Classes and workshops are also offered on this sacred art form. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Westerners can learn the dance as a spiritual practice as well as a sacred performance art.

 

~Nritya Mandala Mahavihara~

Portland Buddhist Temple, Study Center & Home of Dance Mandal

Open for meditation practice!
weekdays 8:00-9:00 a.m. , Saturday and Sunday 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Please see ‘Events’ on this site for classes and workshops offered at the Vihara!

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Attachments_2017113Lookking inside the Temple from the Temple Gates.     Photos by Suva Shakya

Portland, Oregon is home of the first Nepalese Temple in the West. The lineage holder of Newar Vajrayana Buddhism, Prajwal Vajracharya, and his dance center, Dance Mandal, along with co-founder, Helen Appell celebrated the completion of Nritya Mandala Mahavihara in 2009. The Mahavihara is a study center which includes the new temple and focuses on movement, sacred arts, meditation and teachings for anyone interested in devoting practice to reveal their inner nature.

The center serves as a major step in the preservation, expansion and exploration of all Newar meditative arts, while concurrently welcoming all those interested in inner practice to share the environment.