Harmonious Breathing Spring Workshop

Sunday April 7th 2019

Dondrubling 
2748 Adeline Street, Suite D 
Berkeley 94703

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Harmonious Breathing has as its central purpose the rediscovery of the beauty and importance of breathing well in our everyday lives. It serves to clear the mind, restore vigor to the body, and harmonize the emotions.

This practice was sourced from Fabio Andrico’s long practice and understanding of Yantra Yoga. In his teaching he devised a number of breath-based exercises to prepare the student for Yantra Yoga, where working with the breath is fundamental. Over the years he developed it to become a stand-alone practice that can be adapted to suit all people. Fabio has put together a means of being present with the breath in a very accessible way.

In this workshop we practice breath awareness through movement and more static postures. Then using safe, breath-specific exercises, we gain the experience of the pathways the breath can take. In so doing we enhance the fluidity and underlying harmony of the respiration.

This is an embodied practice. The exercises involve several simple body postures. Those designed while seated are offered both for those comfortable with sitting on the floor, and those who prefer to sit in a chair. All skill levels are welcome.

Instructor: Vicki Sidley
Certified Harmonious Breathing Teacher

Cost: $60 (No one turned away due to lack of funds)

The Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings

Dondrubling is pleased to announce a Vajra Dance course in The Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings

Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019
Led by authorized instructor Carisa O’Kelly

The Dance of the Vajra is part of the Dzogchen Teachings transmitted by the world- renowned Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
The Vajra Dance is a meditation in movement. The simple, slow and fluid movements relax the body, clear the mind, and relieve the tensions of our daily life. Through dancing we activate and coordinate specific energy points in our body according to an ancient knowledge of channels and chakras. In this way the Vajra Dance dissolves energy blocks, harmonizes the three main aspects of our being – body, energy and mind – and develops presence and awareness. In the Dzogchen teaching the Vajra is a symbol of our essential nature, which is pure, clear and immutable like a diamond.
Practicing the Dance of the Vajra one can discover this real nature by being in the state of contemplation; and one can learn to maintain and stabilize this knowledge not only in sitting meditation but also being in movement. In this way it can become part of our daily life.
The Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings is a symbolic dance of compassion. It is more related to our physical level.
It frees the tensions related to our conditioning by different emotions.

This course is open to all those interested, no previous dance experience needed.
Please bring clean socks or soft-soled shoes dedicated to dancing on the Mandala.

Course Schedule both Saturday and Sunday March 2 & 3: 
10am to 12:30pm and 2:30 to 5pm

Location:
Dondrubling 
Suite D (upstairs)
2748 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 

Cost  
$150 
$40/session drop-in for those who have taken this course previously
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To register, please send your check for the full amount payable to DCWC, to:
Dondrubling
2748  Adeline Street
Suite D
Berkeley, CA 94703
Please write ATTN: Vajra Dance Course on the envelope.

For more info about the course, please email Tana Lehr at tanalehr@gmail.com
For more info about the Vajra Dance, please visit vajradance.net

Stanford Zen Society presents Introduction to Yantra Yoga

With Luke Karamol, Sunday, February 17th, 1:30-5 PM
Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
at CIRCLE (Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences), Old Union, 3rd Floor

Discover Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement, an authentic and living tradition of working with the three gates of body, speech, and mind. Yantra Yoga is an ancient system based on the text The Union of the Sun and the Moon, written in the 8th century by the master and translator Vairocana, and transmitted to the West in the 1970’s by the Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Yantra Yoga offers a unique series of yoga movements for optimal health, relaxation, and harmony. Synchronizing every movement with conscious breathing, we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each yoga sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. Designed to harmonize and expand our breathing capacity, loosen our joints, and optimize our energy channels, Yantra Yoga helps to reawaken our natural state of balance. These are perfect take-home practices for physical and mental well-being, and serve as a support for mindfulness in everyday life. For more information, look for yantra yoga on Facebook or visit http://www.yantrayoga.net/

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Luke has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaches Tibetan yantra yoga and hatha yoga. He was authorized to teach yantra yoga by his teacher Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 2013. Luke is also a Ayurveda Health Counselor and California licensed massage therapist; he is currently studying at Shubham Ayurveda. Luke lives in Oakland, California

Sun+Moon an introduction to the Tibetan Yoga of Movement

An ancient and authentic system for synchronizing mind and body with the natural rhythm of life.

We will learn transformative exercises for amplifying innate somatic processes and expanding vitality and awareness within the body. Yantra Yoga is one of the oldest living systems of yoga in the world.This is an all-level workshop for beginners and those with experience in any yoga tradition.

Presented by: Authorized instructor Luke Karamol + Logan Mikyö Clark McLellan

Time+Space
Friday, February 22nd 6pm-8pm
Saturday, February 23rd 9:30am-12pm 3pm-6pm
Sunday, February 24th 9:30am-12pm 3pm-6pm

Location:
Dzogchen Community West Coast
2748 Adeline Street Suite D
Berkeley, California

$200
Scholarships available for those in need. Please email us.

Eventbrite Registration:

Sun + Moon: an Introduction to the Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Discover Yantra Yoga, the Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Yantra Yoga is an authentic and living tradition of working with the three gates of body, speech, and mind. Yantra Yoga is an ancient system based on the text The Union of the Sun and the Moon, written in the 8th century by the master and translator Vairocana, and transmitted to the West in the 1970’s by the Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Yantra Yoga offers a unique series of yoga movements for optimal health, relaxation, and harmony. Synchronizing every movement with conscious breathing, we find ourselves in a perfectly relaxed state. Each yoga sequence performed in Yantra Yoga aims to guide the breath into a natural harmony with the mind and body. Designed to harmonize and expand our breathing capacity, loosen our joints, and optimize our energy channels, Yantra Yoga helps to reawaken our natural state of balance. These are perfect take-home practices for physical and mental well-being, and serve as a support for mindfulness in everyday life. For more information, look for yantra yoga on Facebook or visit http://www.yantrayoga.net/

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00 P.M.
Location: Dondrubling, 2748 Adeline Street, Suite D, Berkeley (above Crixa Cakes)
Cost: $25

Tickets:
Eventbrite link or In-person day of event. Kindly RSVP in advance, thank you!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Luke Karamol has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaches Tibetan yantra yoga and hatha yoga. He was authorized to teach yantra yoga by his teacher Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 2013. Luke is also a Ayurveda Health Counselor and California licensed massage therapist; he is currently studying at Shubham Ayurveda. Luke lives in Berkeley, California.

Saturday & Sunday February 2 – 3 Santi Maha Sangha Precious Vase Retreat with Mariano Gil

The Experiences of Emptiness, Clarity, and Sensation as Doorways to Liberation.
Explanation with practical emphasis on meditation, including sutra practice, short tantric practice, and 7th lojong.

Times:

Saturday: 10am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm & 4:30 – 6:30p
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Fee:
$100/complete course; $35/per session.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Please pay in person when you attend or make checks payable to Dzogchen Community West Coast and mail to Dondrubling in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Doug at  awakendd@gmail.com

Official Announcement from the Namkhai Family

Dear friends,

Tonight, Thursday 27 September, at 9 pm our beloved Master left this earthly existence in a serene and peaceful way, at his residence, Gadeling, Merigar.

The Namkhai Family

We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the Family and the request for silence and reflection.

Students from all over the world are coming to Merigar to be together and practice. The daily collective practices are continuing and as soon as we receive directions from the Namkhai Family we will let you know how you can pay your respects and honor our beloved and precious Master.

Please remember that at the moment the Master is in Thugdam (Samadhi), a phase that lasts from 3 to 7 days that should not be disturbed.

Merigar Gakyil