“Practicing and performing these dances harmonizes our movement, brings joy to our hearts, and relaxation to our minds…”
Last weekend, under the Adeje Together umbrella, the Adeje based Dzogchen International Community presented a demonstration of Tibetan dance in the Plaza de España, as part of the Khaita Festival.
According to the organisers, “Khaita dances are inspired by the contemporary songs and dances of Tibet. They celebrate and help to preserve the rich culture, language, and traditions of this land in the Himalayas. Practicing and performing these dances harmonizes our movement, brings joy to our hearts, and relaxation to our minds.”
The dances have always interested Rinpoche Namkhai Norbu, who has supported the importance of the dance as a living part of Tibetan heritage and culture and one which can show the beauty of the land in a very direct way. The songs and dances preserve and promote this culture and help spread recognition of Tibet and Tibetan styles all over the world.
During the month of January the Dzamling Gar, the international headquarters for the International Dzogchen Community based in Playa Paraíso, promoted a variety of activities geared towards the spread of Tibetan culture and the ancient wisdom which come from that country and is still a source of inspiration throughout the world. Namhkai Norbu has presented workshops on the natural workings of the mond to all those who have sought his classes in the centre in Adeje, and delivered talks on Buddhism, and on the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism as well. He explains, say his spokesperson, “that all those who follow the different forms have the same objective; an end to suffering, for the individual as well as for everyone else”.
Following the dances on the stage in the Plaza de España the public who were in attendance were also invited to take part in what was an evening that promoted cultural harmony and coexistence.