Offerings

Offerings in the temple 2017

BUDDHA JAYANTI

May 10th  Home Celebration

opening for all to join May 13 Saturday

GREEN TARA INTENSIVE

March 28-April 25, 5 weeks

Every Tuesday 7-9pm

~Study the deity movement and  profound iconography of Arya Tara (Green Tara), The Goddess of healing, Awaken energy with mudra, exercises, preliminary dances, and the Charya Dance of green Tara. Enjoy the inspiration of  Dharma talks, night rituals in temple, Space is limited  Register now by calling or wrting email  to Prajwal
503-233-3703,dancemandal@gmail.com

Suggested Donation $ 100

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CHILDREN’s CLASS

5 to 12 years old
Every Sunday 4-5pmdance_mandal_dsc1063-1

Children will learn discipline though the movements, elements & nature within their own mind and body. They will be guided through basic excericises and sacred dances. The goals of the dance along with the accompanying singing and chants are to learn about the body, symbolism, and the values of the Buddhadharma. Join this Sunday. Donation only.

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Resume in July

Last Saturday of Each Month:
Mudra Yoga Workshop
10:30 am -1 pm

The Buddhist deities embody hand mudras for purity, power, wisdom.  We begin our practice of Mudra Yoga with the meaning and significance of each finger. Applying the appropriate gesture can  heal  the organs, tissues, bones, and nerves of the body.  We go on to consider the full body positions of the dieties as mudra, emulating the iconography  in movement, breath, and stillness.  The practice of deity yoga supports an apppreciation of the inner beauty of the body and cultivates understanding of our personal mudras as unique expression.  The workshop also includes teaching on the stages of karma mudra, dharma mudra, and sahaja sundari mudra, which culminate in the realization ofMahamudra.No experience necessary. Suggested donation $25.To register call

503-233-3703 or email prajwal@dancemandal.com

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Resume in July

First Saturday of Each Month:
Dance Meditation Movement Workshop
10:30am – 1pm

The sacred dance of the priests of Nepal is a dynamic yogic discipline for healing and transformation. The dance movements and meditative elements effect profound changes of mind and body. The goals of the dance are yogic mastery of the body, refinement of the emotions, and deepened spiritual awareness. This workshop introduces the theory of the movement style and accompanying visualizations and chants. Participants will be guided through basic movements and dance sequences of this yogic dance form. This workshop is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in healing arts, sacred movement, meditation, Buddhism, or Asian practices and performance traditions.No experience necessary. Suggested donation $25.
To register call 503-233-3703 or email prajwal@dancemandal.com

On request and appointment

Performances

PRIVATE CLASS

Helen Appell and Corinne Nakamura Vajrayogini

Helen Appell and Corinne Nakamura
Vajrayogini

CHARYA NRITYA RITUAL as PERFORMANCE – Sacred dance ritual performances are either danced solo (e.g. the dance of Avalokiteshvara) , as a partner dance (e.g.Hevajra and Nairatmya) or in groups (e.g. the dance of the 5 Transcendant Buddhas). A full performance can be with only one performer or with a combination of solo and group dances. Performances can be in any space and have been held in museums, school auditoriums, dharma centers, churches, yoga studios, performing arts theaters, and home shrine rooms.

Classes, Workshops, and Lectures

WEEKLY MOVEMENT CLASSES – Introductory classes on sacred movement and meditation taught by Prajwal Vajracharya and Helen Appell in Portland. Other regular weekly adult classes and children’s classes are also held in Portland throughout the year. Other instructors from Dance Mandal are also available for regular classes or tutoring in America, Europe, and Asia (see Contact page).

 

MOVEMENT/ DANCE WORKSHOPS

Prajwal 

 

 

for yogic healing and mind transformation – 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. The goals of the dance are yogic mastery of the body, refinement of the emotions, and deepened spiritual awareness. This workshop introduces the theory of the movement style and accompanying visualizations and chants. 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. It is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in healing arts, sacred movement, meditation, Buddhism, or Asian practices and performance traditions. Prajwal holds monthly [first Saturday] workshops in Portland. He and other Dance Mandal instructors are available for workshops presently in Asia, the Americas, and Europe (see Contact page).

 

 MUDRA YOGA

 Through the fluidity of the movement, breath, and stillness, we can experience the internal energies of the subtle bodies. This leads to the self – understanding of our own individual mudras and culminates in the realization of Mahamudra.

 

LECTURES – Prajwal Vajracharya and other instructors give lectures on a variety of topics, such as yogic body movement, healing movement, feet and hand mudras and their iconographic significance, sacred rituals of the Newar tradition, and, dance traditions of Nepal.

 

PORTLAND TEMPLE:

TOURS –

We offer tours of the Nritya Mandala Temple and the Vihara on request.

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*Singing Charya Giti: the songs of Charya Dance are a sadhana of deity yoga practice in simple Sanskrit.. Anyone interested in learning these songs and about the singing tradition please contact us.

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*If anybody is interested in private Charya Nritya dance class please contact Prajwal.

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Daily Ritual and Meditation – 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.

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