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Tara Practice & Vajra Dance Weekend in Amsterdam September 1-3

With joy we invite you to a Vajra Dance weekend in Amsterdam, organized by Rangdrolling, with Natalia Gershevskaya and Maarten Schoon.

We will refresh our knowledge of The Vajra Dance That Benefits Beings.
This is an opportunity to start to learn this Dance.

Over the weekend we will focus on the practice of Vajra Dance and sitting practice of Green Tara, dancing the Song of the Vajra.

If you would like to learn the Vajra Dance, but are not yet working with Transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu or Yeshi Silvano Namkhai, please contact us.

Dates and Times

Friday September 1: 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday September 2: 10:00 – 17:00 (2 sessions plus lunch break)
Sunday September 3: 10:00 – 17:00 (2 sessions plus lunch break)


Broedplaats HW10 – Studio 14
Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10


The weekend is donation based. All participants will be asked to donate. Please donate according to your possibilities. Your participation is more important to us than the amount that you donate.

Suggested donation:
80 Euro for the whole weekend
20 Euro per session

It is possible to donate with a bank transfer or cash during the weekend.

Please register to let us know how many dancers are joining!

Registration and questions to

Vajra Dance Weekend January 11-13 in Amsterdam

with Stoffelina Verdonk

Rangdrolling Amsterdam is very happy to announce the next Vajra Dance of The Song of the Vajra weekend in our series, specially suitable for refreshing and learning this Dance. It is the fourth weekend and we are focusing on completing the Dance. We will refresh what we have learned before and continue from Sirnasirna.

A special element of this course is its focus on learning the correct rhythm and way of singing of the Song of the Vajra. Those who are not learning the Dance now, are welcome to join and learn!

About this course Stoffelina writes:
In this course the Pamo are learning the steps, while the Pawo or others who are present, sing the natural sound of the Song of the Vajra. They can experience how to be present in the correct timing with the syllables and melody, while they sing. Then the Pawo start learning the steps and the Pamo sing etc.

All sounds of The Song of the Vajra present a source for contemplation. We learn how to sing perfect way in timing, offering our presence, dancers and singers, relaxing in contemplation All together.

It is a perfect practice, also a Semdzin, in which we can discover how this singing and dancing is influencing our dance, our own dance, and how it can bring us in the state of contemplation; and how the sound helps us to embody the dance, harmonising Pamo and Pawo present on the mandala.

Knowing the precise timing and way of singing is presented since long time by Rinpoche, also by Adriano Clemente. In Vajra Dance, especially for those who know longer the dance, timing is important. This is a very joyful way to dance AND sing together.

All Be most welcome!!!

About Stoffelina Verdonk
Stoffelina is a certified performer and teacher of modern dance. She met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1986. Since then she practices his teaching and collaborates within the Dzogchen Community. She became a second level Vajra Dance instructor in 1993, travelling to teach and practice Vajra Dance in and outside the International Dzogchen Community; and she is a very inspired and experienced Vajra Dance teacher. In 2015 she was authorised as Santi Maha Sangha and Khaita instructor by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

For a fuller biography see:

Place and Time
Location: Studio 14, Broedplaats HW10
Address: Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10, Amsterdam.

Time Schedule (provisional):
Friday January 11: 13:00 – 17:30
Saturday January 12: 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00
Sunday January 13: 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00

Requested donation for the whole weekend is 100 euro.

If you have financial limitations, this should not be a reason not to participate. Please contact us in this case.

Payment details:

Account number IBAN: NL72 INGB 0006 0658 80
In name of: Int. Dzogchen Gemeenschap van Rangdrolling
Reference message: Vajra Dance Weekend

If you have any questions and/or want to register, please contact us on

Hope to see you on the Mandala!

Chöd practice

During the May retreat with Zoltan Czer every evening we will do a Chöd practice. For the ones who can’t participate in the retreat it is a beautiful opportunity to meet Zoltan and practice with our beautiful Sangha. Everybody is welcome! (mind you have to have a transmission of this particular practice from CNN)
Please come!

UPDATED | 7th Lojong Retreat May 10-13 with Zoltan Cser

The 7th Lojong involves training in the state beyond thought by means of pleasure and emptiness, training in the state beyond thought by means of clarity and emptiness, and training in the ultimate nature of phenomena completely beyond thought. Zoli would like to give an experimental retreat, where we are focusing to the practice. The 7th Lojong is the supreme method in order to start on the path of contemplation, with this practices we can gain experience about a pure instant presence, beyond mind. . Tummo means inner heat, and also related with a method of 7th Lojong. With Tummo we can find meditative stability through joy and emptiness, so this is a very important practice. Beside sitting we will do different practices, breathing, doing Yantra Yoga, and dance of the 12 A .

May, 10
10.00 – 13.00
15.00 – 18.00

18:30 Chöd (Everybody is welcome!)

May, 11
10.00 – 13.00
15.00 – 18.00

18:30 Chöd (Everybody is welcome!)

May, 12
10.00 – 13.00
15.00 – 18.00

18:30 Chöd (Everybody is welcome!)

May, 13
10.00 – 13.00
15.00 – 18.00

After retreat time we finish with Chöd, so the ones who can’t participate can come and join Chöd practice with everybody. Please come!

Location: Rangdrolling (Overbrakerpad 2, 1014 AZ Amsterdam)
Registration via email:
IBAN: NL72INGB0006065880 with mention 7th Lojong Retreat
Price: sustaining € 85.-  ; ordinary € 130.-
Early bird price: sustaining € 55.-  ; ordinary € 110.- (before 25th April)

Zoltan’s BIO:

Zoltan “Zoli” Cser comes from Hungary, he was working as a vicerector at the Dharmagate Buddhist College in Budapest, now he is director.

He started to practice Buddhism in 1986 in a Chan lineage, he met our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu first time in 2002.

Zoli is the member of the International Dzogchen Community continously from 2004. In 2013 he became second level Vajradance instructor, in 2015 SMS Base instructor  and in 2016 Yantra Yoga second level instructor.

If you have any questions: contact us!

Gakyil of Rangdrolling

Vajra Dans Weekend Cursus

VDMandalaDancersMediumVajra Dans Cursus met Stoffelina Verdonk

Locatie: Broedplaats HW10,

Adres: Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10, Amsterdam

Dichtbij station Amsterdam Lelylaan!

Deze beginnerscursus is de ideale mogelijkheid om deze bijzondere meditatie-beoefening te leren!

Vajra Dans integreert beweging en geluid in meditatie. Het is voornamelijk een manier om ieders energie te harmoniseren, en te helpen alle ervaringen gerelateerd aan de drie aspecten van ons wezen: Lichaam, Stem en Geest, te integreren in de staat van contemplatie.

De Vajra Dans wordt op een Mandala beoefend, die de overeenkomst tussen de innerlijke individuele dimensie en de uiterlijke wereld-dimensie representeert.


  • 120 euro voor niet-leden van Int. Dzogchen Community
  • 100 euro voor ordinary members
  • 60 euro voor sustaining members

Let op: Voor mensen met weinig geld is het mogelijk minder te betalen. Deelname is belangrijker dan geld. Neem contact met ons op!


  • Vrijdag 29 april: 19.00 – 21.00 uur.
  • Zaterdag 30 april: 10.00 – 13.00 uur en 15.00 – 18.00 uur.
  • Zondag 1 mei: 10.00 – 13.00 uur en 14.30 – 17.30 uur.