Dondrubling Public Program – Meditating with the Voice, with Silvia Nakkach

Meditating with the Voice:  Chanting as the Integration of Sound, the Body and the Movement of Prana, Saturday, August 6, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
with Silvia Nakkach, Grammy® nominated composer and Dzogchen Practitioner

When the Voice opens it unveils our divine nature – our true Self – and we feel/sense/connect with our innate radiance, freedom, and joy. Through deep listening and gentle guided vocal When the Voice opens it unveils our divine nature – our true Self – and we feel/sense/connect with our innate radiance, freedom, and joy. Through deep listening and gentle guided vocal meditations _ in the tradition of Nada Yoga and Dhrupad raga singing_ we’ll approach the voice as “energy that can be liberating”. As we become more aware of our subtle-energy-body, we experience the unbounded space of a relaxed body, and a mind that is clear and single pointed on inspired sound.  This embodiment of the voice creates a new and inviting soundtrack for our lives, building greater confidence, engaging the senses, and refining the movement of breath and prana (life force). The result is a vivified daily practice and more joy.

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Dondrubling is pleased to welcome Silvia, Community Member and long time student of Chogal Namkhai Norbu. We hope many of you will join Silvia for this wonderful opportunity to enrich and deepen your practice. No experience necessary.
Suggested Donation: $45 – $55
Saturday, August 6, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Doors open at 10 am for registration.

Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy-nominated musician and a renowned vocal artist. She is the creator and leads the curriculum development of CIIS’ Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts certificate program, and a leading voice in the field of music in consciousness and shamanic practices who founded the international Vox Mundi School to teach and preserve indigenous musical traditions. She is the author of Free Your Voice. www.voxmundiproject.com

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Location for All Events
Dzogchen Community West
2748 Adeline Street, Suite D, Berkeley, CA
Above the Crixa Bakery – Entrance is through Iron Gate.

Public Programs Coordinator: Dawa Gail Lorien

Dzogchen Community West
2748 Adeline Street
Suite D
Berkeley, Ca 94705

Worldwide Transmission 
August 12 2016 Anniversary of Padmasambhava

Worldwide Transmission 
August 12 2016 Anniversary of Padmasambhava Friday August 12, 2016, 10 PM PDT

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Follow it here: http://webcast.dzogchen.net/

Or come to
Dondrubling
2748 Adeline Street, Suite D
Berkeley CA 94703

All over the world the Dzogchen Community celebrates the anniversaries of Garab Dorje, Guru Padmasambhava, and Adzom Drugpa, which fall on the 15th day of the first month, the 10th day of the sixth month, and the 25th day of the ninth month, respectively, of the Tibetan lunar calendar. On these days Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives a Guruyoga transmission via webcast at a specific time and with a specific practice for each anniversary.
Explanation and Practice of the Empowerment for the Worldwide Transmission is contained in the GURUYOGA book available from Shang Shung Publications in print and ebook format (English and Italian)
http://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/

There will also be an explanation prior to the transmission. Please check back for the time for the explanation.

Questions? Contact us at:

aha @ dzogchencommunitywest.org
510-644-2260

 

Embodied Presence & Spiritual Transformation

Please check the community practice calendar for  dates and times

  • August 2nd – Jigme Lingpa Ganapuja
  • August 6th – Guru Dragphur global chain 24 hours
  • August 12-13 – Worldwide Transmission, Anniversary of Padmasambhava
  • August 18th – Mandarava Ganapuja (webcast)

Shang Shung Open Programs

  • Saturday August 13 – Harmonious Breathing
    with Luke Karamol, Authorized Instructor
    This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning and understanding the principles of complete yoga breathing as well as those who want to deepen their understanding and explore the breathing process as a method for developing presence and relaxation in daily life. Complete breathing is the foundation for yantra yoga and any pranayama methods. We will work with harmonious breathing, stretching exercises and simple movements of Yantra Yoga adaptable for everyone.
    9:30 -12 pm and 2:30 – 5pm
    $30 per session, $50 Full Day
    Registration at the Door
  • October 7 – 10 – Vajra Dance That Benefits Beings Vajra Dance Course with Carisa O’Kelly

Dondrubling Public Programs

  • Saturday, August 6, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm — Meditating with the Voice: Chanting as the Integration of Sound, the Body and the Movement of Prana
    with Silvia Nakkach-Knapp, Grammy® nominated composer and Dzogchen PractitionerWhen the Voice opens it unveils our divine nature – our true Self – and we feel/sense/connect with our innate radiance, freedom, and joy. Through deep listening and gentle guided vocal meditations _ in the tradition of Nada Yoga and Dhrupad raga singing_ we’ll approach the voice as “energy that can be liberating”.
    Suggested Donation: $45 – $5
  • Saturday August 20th 7:00-9:00 p.m. Dance Performance “Charya Nritya” with Prajwal Vajracharya

    Prajwal Vajracharya is a lineage holder, dancer and teacher who has dedicated his life to bringing this unique Buddhist Dance Meditation from the temples of Nepal to the world, while adhering to its original purpose as a profound spiritual practice. 

    Prajwal plans to offer Vajrasattva, Vajravarahi, and Mahakala!
    Seating is limited. Please follow the link below to confirm your spot!

    Sunday August 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Charya Nritya Workshop
    Prajwal will guide an Introduction to Charya Nritya Workshop. No previous experience with Charya Dance needed, and if you have taken classes in this form before, this will be a perfect refresher course! Space is limited. Please follow the link below to confirm your place!

    link for info, and to register:  http://inneradventuretravel.com/workshops
    email:  trishna.yoga@gmail.com

  • October 29 – Dec. 17, Saturday Mornings Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training – 8 week course with Dawa Gail Lorien
  • Sunday Nov. 6, 10 am – 5 pm – Unconditional Compassion, Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. & Tenzin Namsel

Location for All Events

Dzogchen Community West
2748 Adeline Street, Suite D, Berkeley, CA
Above the Crixa Bakery – Entrance is through Iron Gate.

Public Programs Coordinator: Dawa Gail Lorien