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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 info@dzogchen.nl

Instructions on Dzogchen Practice: Working Through Obstacles, with Elías Capriles

We are happy to announce this course in Rangdrolling Amsterdam with instructions on the practice of Dzogchen, and overcoming obstacles and distracting states that arise during the practice of contemplation.

There are a few updates!

The course will start on Wednesday evening August 24th, 2022, 19:00, with an open lecture introducing Dzogchen and the course; and continue till Sunday August 28th. For the time schedule see below.

Suggested donations are listed below. If you only attend the Wednesday evening you can donate any amount you feel is appropriate. Thank you!

Click here to register for this course.

In the course Elías Capriles will present his book: The Source of Danger is Fear: Paradoxes from the realm of delusion and instructions on the practice of the Dzogchen Upadeshavarga.

The book was written after a retreat period of Dzogchen Practice based on the instructions given mainly by Dungse Thinle Norbu Rinpoche and later also by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.

In this book Elías gives advice on how, through the practice of Dzogchen contemplation, we can release the knots in which we tie ourselves, states in which relaxation and presence are hindered.

Update: We re-printed the book. Elías has updated it and it has been prepared for printing. The books have arrived and they are beautiful! You can buy it during the course and we will also send it to your address in Europe. Note that following at least one of the courses is required for buying the book.

We will practice Semdzins and Rushens together during the course.

At the bottom of this page, you can find much more information about the book, and an extended biography of Elías Capriles.

This course is meant for people who have received Dzogchen Transmission from a qualified Dzogchen teacher, or who have a serious intention to receive Dzogchen Transmission from one.

You can attend the course live or via zoom. 

This course is presented in collaboration with Dargyäling Cologne, who will host a companion course from August 18th till August 21th, 2022. Please send an e-mail to kurs@dzogchen.de to receive information on the course in Cologne.

Dates and Times (small changes in the time schedule are possible, they will be updated here)
Times are in Central European Summer Time, UTC+2:00 (Amsterdam, Paris, Rome).
Wednesday evening August 24 2022, 19:00 till 20:30 with space for questions afterwards,
Update: The Wednesday evening session will be an open lecture introducing Dzogchen and this course, for the general public.
Thursday August 25 till Sunday August 28 2022, 10:30-12:30 and 15:00 till 17:00.

Rangdrolling, Amsterdam
Nemoland / De Groene Hemel
Address: Overbrakerpad 2, Amsterdam.

The course will also be broadcast via zoom. Please register to receive the link.

Contribution Fees (note: these are suggested donations, see below)

If you only attend the Wednesday evening, you can donate any amount you find appropriate. The below amounts are for the whole course.

Non-member of the International Dzogchen Community: 150€
Meritorious member of the International Dzogchen Community: 50€
Sustaining member of the International Dzogchen Community: 90€
Ordinary member of the International Dzogchen Community: 120€

Daily Contribution FeesNon-memberMeritoriousSustainingOrdinary
Price for 1 day45€20€30€40€
Price for 2 days80€35€50€70€

Note, the above contributions are recommended donations. If you can, you are encouraged to donate more. Donating for teaching is a very meritorious action. However if you cannot afford these amounts due to financial limitations or difficulties, a discount is always possible. Please contact us and we will look at this together with you.

Bank details:
IBAN: NL72 INGB 0006 0658 80
In name of: Int. Dzogchen Community of Rangdrolling
With mention: Elías Capriles Course 2022

PayPal: info@dzogchen.nl
With mention: Elías Capriles Course 2022

Click here to register for this course.

If you have any questions, e-mail Rangdrolling Amsterdam info@rangdrolling.nl .
May it benefit all!

Biography of Elías Capriles

Elías Capriles is a Santi Maha Sangha Teacher appointed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,
whom he met in 1978 in Boudhanath. He practiced Dzogchen in successive strict 3
months retreats on the Himalayas between 1977 and the end of 1982, after receiving
Trekchö (Khregs chod) instructions from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Dungse Thinle
Norbu Rinpoche. He also received teachings and transmissions from H.H. Dilgo
Khyentse, Dodrub Chen Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche and Pema Norbu Rinpoche.
As a whole, he has had twenty books published, as well as five Internet books, over
forty academic papers and twelve book chapters, dealing with Dzogchen and Tibetan
Buddhism; transpersonal psychology; ontology; philosophy of history; aesthetics;
political philosophy; epistemology; sociology; axiology, etc. Various of these are on
Buddhism and Dzogchen (including a poetry work) and Buddhist philosophy (it is
relevant to mention an as yet unachieved work called Buddhism and Dzogchen — Vol.
I: Buddhism that is freely available on the Web).
He is retired from the Chair of Eastern Studies and the Center for Studies on Africa and
Asia the University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, where he taught Philosophy,
Buddhism, Asian Religions, Globalization and Asian Aesthetics and Arts.
He has offered conferences in many Universities across the Americas, Europe and Asia,
and has also led workshops and courses in many countries.
He managed “spiritual emergency refuges” where “psychotics” would go through the
natural self-healing process in which they unwillingly embarked, and has been an
ecological activist.
He is a member of the Board of the International Transpersonal Association; among his works on this subject, most recent and best known is the four-volume work The Beyond
Mind Papers: Transpersonal and Metatranspersonal Theory (Blue Dolphin, Nevada
City, CA, 2013). His most recent book is Chamanismo y Dzogchen (Barcelona, La
Llave, 2019).

Extensive Information About the Book

Paradoxes of the Realm of Delusion and
Instructions for the Practice of the Dzogchen Upadesha

The book starts with an extensive 40-page introduction, treating subjects central to the Dzogchen Teachings. Then it continues to describe knots and give instructions on Time, Pleasure and Pain, Boredom, Desire, ‘Fear, Insecurity, Suffering and Refuge’, Tension, Contemplation and Uptight Mindfulness, Meaning, Purification, etc.
(For a full list, see the table of contents below.)

Here are some comments by Elías on the origin and contents of the book and how it was approved by Rinpoche, a text from the cover of the book that gives more background, and the complete table of contents. 

Elías about the book:

This is a book that describes the knots in which we tie ourselves up, creating tensions, anguish and suffering—yet it also shows how the knot may untie itself if we perform a simple action, comparable to pulling the end thread of a lace. In fact, it describes the knots in which I tied myself and the instructions that came to my mind when I was practicing in intense retreats in the Yölmo area in Nepal and up the mountain from there.

When I lost that book, I asked a girl who is British and who had a copy to send it to me. I was surprised when I received it from the hands of ChNN. I used the auspicious coincidence to ask him whether he had found any errors in what he read, and he said “NO”. Then I asked him for permission to publish it through the publishers of the DzC in Spanish, which at the time was “Editorial Reflejos”, and he said “yes”. But then when I began to distribute it, ChNN wrote to me saying I could not distribute it that way, and that I could only give it to those who have previously received that teaching from me.

(If you have attended a course about the book, you can e-mail dargyaeling@dzogchen.de to order it. We currently only send the book to addresses in Europe, but write anyway so we can keep you informed about future possibilities.)

From the cover:

Elias Capriles studied Dzogchen with some of the greatest lamas of the twentieth century and, after receiving specific Trekchod instructions from Khyabjés Thinley Norbu and Dudjom Yeshe Dorje, did repeated three-months Nyingthik retreats in hermitages and caves in the higher Himalayan range. In 1978 he attended the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in Boudhanath and forged a relationship with the Master, who on Elias’ invitation visited Venezuela in 1986 and founded the Dzogchen Community there.

Elías received nearly all available Buddhist Dzogchen transmissions from some of the top Masters of the last century, including Kyabjés Dudjom Yeshe Dorje, Dilgo Khyentse, Dodrub Chen, Chatral Sangye Dorje and Padma Norbu, as well as Dzogchen teachings from the first three of the above Masters and personal help from Chatral Sangye Dorje.

During his intensive Trekchod practice in his repeated three-months retreats, in his practice Elías met different apparent knots whereby saṃsāra and the ensuing suffering maintain themselves. This book describes those knots—which it calls “laces˝ because they can be undone by means of a most simple action—followed by the instructions that came to Elías’ mind for resolving them, and with the help of which they spontaneously resolved themselves.


History of the Book 9
Structure of the Dzogchen Path 10
The Base, its Three Aspects and the Three Modes
of Manifestation of Energy 13
The Kāyas as Stages of the Path 24
The Energy Volume Determining the Scope of Awareness 29
Inner Ngöndro, Rushen and Chod 35
Three Types of Avidyā and Three Types of Thought 40
Structure of the Book as it Stands Now 48
The Title of This Book 51
Words in Parentheses 52
Acknowledgements 53

Dealing with Pain 116
Contemplation and Illness 118



July, 20-21| Purification of Six Loka | Weekend retreat with Jakob Winkler

We are delighted to invite you to a Practice Weekend Retreat “Purification of Six Loka – Working with our emotions from a Dzogchen perspective” with Jakob Winkler on the 20-21th of July!

One of the main preliminary practice for entering the path of Dzogchen Upadesha for dealing with our passions is the purification of the Six Loka, the inner separation (rushen) of Samsara & Nirvana.

Through the power of the three Vajras combined with visualization, mantra and contemplation we purify the karmic seeds which create the samsaric suffering and hinder our recognition of the primordial enlightened state.

This practice is easy to apply and very suitable for practicing it together. We going to study the background of it and learn different ways of applying it.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu writes in „The Precious Vase“

“The separation of Samsara and Nirvana.

Being conditioned by the delusive appearances of the mind and by thoughts without having any control over them constitutes the karmic vision of samsara. Abiding in the state of pure instant presence or Rigpa constitutes nirvana. Consequently, the purpose of these two special methods of separation, in their turn subdivided in outer, inner and secret separation, is to enable the practitioner to distinguish or separate the state of the mind that is the source of samsara from the state of Rigpa that is the root of liberation of nirvana.”

Jakob Winkler’s BIO:

Jakob Winkler studies and practices Tibetan Buddhism since the mid-eighties. He met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1989. In 2002 he was authorized by him to teach the study and practice program of the base of „Santi Maha Sangha“ and in 2008 the 1st level. Jakob holds an MA in Tibetology, Indian art history and social anthropology, which he studied in Munich – his hometown – and Vienna. He works mainly as an author, editor and proofreader for Buddhist publications, instructor for Santi Maha Sangha and acts as interpreter for Buddhist teachings. Today he lives in Bonn, Germany.

Saturday, 20 July

10.00 – 13.00
15.00 -18.00

Sunday, 21 July

10.00 – 13.00
15.00 -17.00

Location: Rangdrolling (Overbrakerpad 2, 1014 AZ Amsterdam)
Registration via email: info@rangdrolling.nl
IBAN: NL72INGB0006065880 with mention 6 loka Retreat
Price: sustaining € 50.-  ; ordinary € 80.-
*in case of financial toubles please contact  info@rangdrolling.nl

Song of the Vajra Dance Weekend 8-10 June with Stoffelina Verdonk

Rangdrolling is very happy to announce a Vajra Dance of the Song of the Vajra weekend with Stoffelina Verdonk, June 8 till 10 in Amsterdam.

This weekend is specially suitable for refreshing and learning this Dance. It is part two of our multi-part course. In the previous weekend we learned the vajra dance of the 4 contemplation and of the 4 Da (until Vaitana). This weekend we will repeat and continue the ajra dance of the 4 visions and of conduct (from Parali on).

A special element of this course is that it also focusses on learning the correct rhythm and way of singing of the Song of the Vajra. Even those who are not learning the Dance now, are welcome to join and learn! 

About this course Stoffelina writes:

In this course the new Pamo are learning the steps, while the Pawo or others who are present, singing 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.

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, but also the dance in harmony of 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 inspiring 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: http://vajradance.net/stoffelina-verdonk/

Place and Time

Location: Studio 14, Broedplaats HW10

Address: Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10, Amsterdam.

Time Schedule (provisional):

Friday June 8: 14:00 – 17:30

Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10: 10:00 – 17:30  with lunch break (about 2 hours)

Requested donation for the whole weekend is 100 euro.

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

Payment details:
Paypall: info@dzogchen.nl

Account number IBAN: NL72 INGB 0006 0658 80
In name of: Stichting Dzogchen
Reference message: Vajra Dance Weekend June 2018

If you have any questions and/or want to register, please contact us on info@dzogchen.nl

Hope to see you on the Mandala!

Gakyil of Rangdrolling

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!

Open Yantra Yoga retraite 11-12 november 2017

Rangdrolling nodigt je uit voor een:

Open Yantra Yoga retraite 11-12 november 2017

Deze retraite geeft je een basis in de voorbereidende oefeningen van Yantra Yoga.
Onderwerpen die in ieder geval aan bod komen zijn:

Lungro Salwa
Wordt ook wel de 9 ademhalingen genoemd. Pranayama gericht op het ontwikkelen van de complete ademhaling en het uitademen van alles wat je niet meer nodig hebt.

5 oefeningen gericht op het opwarmen van de gewrichten gecombineerd met een snellere


Lung betekent prana in het Tibetaans, en Sang betekent purificeren. Dus letterlijk het purificeren van de prana. 8 oefeningen die ieder een specifieke manier van de ademhaling of retentie van de ademhaling  trainen. Het fundament van de Yantra Yoga beoefening.

Sabmo Jorwa Zhiden
Letterlijk “de vier diepgaande toepassingen”. Een pranayama die zich richt op het ontwikkelen van  de 4 fasen van de ademhaling: inademing, retentie, uitademing en een retentie zonder adem.  

Dorje Lab
Letterlijk betekent het Vajra golf. Het is een afsluitende oefening in Yantra Yoga om de energie te balanceren aan het einde van de beoefening.

De retraite  wordt geleid door Marc van Westreenen. Marc is sinds 2006 student van Chögyal Namkhai Norbu en heeft intensief Yantra Yoga beoefend vanaf die tijd. Na jaren van supervisie en training is hij sinds augustus 2010 officieel als Yantra Yoga instructeur geautoriseerd door Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Broedplaats HW10
Adres: Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10, Amsterdam
Dichtbij treinstation Amsterdam Lelylaan

Early bird korting – registeren en betalen vóór 25 oktober:

100 euro voor niet-leden van Int. Dzogchen Community
80 euro voor ordinary members
30 euro voor sustaining members

Na 25 oktober:
125 euro voor niet leden van Int. Dzogchen Community
100 euro voor ordinary members
50 euro voor sustaining members

Zaterdag 11 november: 10.00 – 13.00 uur en 15.00 – 18.00 uur.
Zondag 12 november: 10.00 – 13.00 uur en 15.00 – 18.00 uur.

Via een e-mail naar info@rangdrolling.nl

Je kunt je betaling storten ten name van Stichting Dzogchen
IBAN: NL72INGB0006065880

Onder vermelding van Open Yantra Yoga

Yantra Yoga
Yantra Yoga werd  al onderwezen in Tibet vanaf de achtste eeuw en is daarmee een  van de oudste vastgelegde systemen van yoga ter wereld. Yantra Yoga is bewaard gebleven in zijn oorspronkelijke  vorm tot de dag van vandaag.

Het is een uitstekende methode om tot optimale gezondheid en ontspanning te komen en is daarmee een systeem dat goed aansluit op de behoefte aan diepe ontspanning en vitaliteit in de hedendaagse wereld. Met een focus op  de coördinatie van ademhaling en beweging helpt Yantra Yoga ons om meditatie te leren door ervaringen.

De beoefening bestaat uit 3 groepen voorbereidende beoefeningen, 5 series van Yantra’s en verschillende unieke Pranayama’s.

De functie van de voorbereidende oefeningen zijn : ze warmen het lichaam op, het trainen van verschillende aspecten van de ademhaling en het openen van de energie kanalen.

Elke houding (of Yantra) van de 5 series bestaat uit 7 fasen van beweging met 7 daarmee verbonden fasen van ademhaling.

Een van Yantra Yoga’ s meest onderscheidende kenmerken is de positie van de centrale fase, omdat deze houding vorm geeft aan de specifieke retenties van de ademhaling die op een diep en subtiel niveau werken.

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is een eminent Tibetaans geleerde en Dzogchen meester die  begonnen is met het onderwijzen van Yantra Yoga aan westerse studenten in het begin  van de jaren zeventig. Wereldwijd wordt Yantra Yoga nu onderwezen in retraites door een groeiend aantal leraren die geautoriseerd zijn door middel van een rigoureus trainings -en examinatie proces onder supervisie van Fabio  Andrico en Laura Evangelisti. De twee senior Yantra Yoga leraren benoemd door Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Voor meer informatie bezoek www.yantrayoga.org

Korte cursus Yantra Yoga met Marc van Westreenen in Amsterdam

Rangdrolling nodigt jou uit voor een korte cursus Yantra Yoga gegeven door Marc van Westreenen. 

In deze korte cursus zullen de grondbeginselen van Yantra Yoga en  compleet harmonieuze ademhaling  worden doorgenomen en beoefend in 4 dagdelen:

Doe je mee?

Onderwerpen die aan bod komen, zijn:

  • De Negen ademhalingen
  • Tsigjong
  • Lungsang
  • Tweede Pranayamas van de Ritmische Ademhaling

Data (allen op zaterdag-ochtend):
17 en 31 oktober 2015
14 en 28 november 2015

Tijdstip: 09.30u – 12.30u

Lokatie: Rangdrolling, Overbrakerpad 2, 1014 AZ, Amsterdam

Suggestie donatie: 80 EURO

Mocht je niet over de financiële middelen beschikken, neem gerust contact om in overleg deelname mogelijk te maken.


Eerste sessie, 17 oktober 2015: 
– Inleiding tot Yantra Yoga
Uitleg en beoefening van:
– Negen ademhalingen (Lungro Selwa)
– Tsigjong
– Begin met de acht bewegingen (Lungsang)
– Uitleg en beoefening van de tweede Pranayama ook wel Ritmische Ademhaling genoemd.

Tweede sessie, 31 oktober 2015:
– Evaluatie eerste sessie
– Vervolg uitleg en praktijk van Tsigjong en Lungsang
– Beoefenen van de tweede Pranayama

Derde sessie, 14 november 2015 
– Vervolg uitleg en praktijk van Tsigjong en Lungsang
– Beoefenen van de tweede pranayama.

Vierde sessie, 28 november 2015
– Vervolg uitleg en praktijk van Tsigjong en Lungsang
– Beoefenen van de tweede pranayama
– Samenvatting + Vragen

Voor wie bedoeld?
Deze cursus is geschikt voor degenen die kennis willen maken met Yantra Yoga en tevens voor de meer ervaren beoefenaars die hun praktijk willen verdiepen in Lungsang en de volledige ademhaling.

Informatie en/of inschrijven:
Je kan een e-mail sturen naar info@rangdrolling.nl

Hopelijk tot ziens bij de cursus!

Warme groet,

Gakyil Rangdrolling


Drie nieuwe cursussen in de nazomer

In september en oktober staan drie cursussen op het programma. Meer informatie volgt.

Vajra Dans: Verdiepingscursus Song of the Vajra met Stoffelina Verdonk en Ludmila Kislichenko

: 11-15 september, overdag.

Waar: In de Orangerie in Abcoude (Driemond).

SMS Base weekend met Stoffelina Verdonk

Vrijdag 18 september ‘s avonds, en zaterdag 19 en zondag 20 september overdag.
Waar: Rangdrolling

SMS First Level weekend met Jacob Winkler
Vrijdag 2 oktober ‘s avonds, en zaterdag 3 en zondag 4 oktober overdag.
Waar: Rangdrolling

Juni, Yantra Yoga maand in Nederland

De lente is in volle gang: zonnestralen, afwisselend met wind en regen, hoera!
Dus veel beweging in de lucht en blijkbaar goed voor Yantra Yoga in Nederland.

Allereerst, de officiele Yantra Yoga website is vernieuwd, zie http://www.yantrayoga.net/

Verder zijn we enthousiast dat Sahaj Wood zijn supervisie in Amsterdam gaat houden. Sahaj was voorheen woonachtig te Australïe en is via Namgyalgar lid geweest en heeft daar diverse malen een teacher trainingen voor Yantra Yoga gevolgd welke zijn gegeven door Laura  Evangelisti en Fabio Andrico. Recent heeft hij zich gevestigd in Amsterdam.

Daarnaast staan er wat open Yantra Yoga middagen met Marc van Westreenen gepland en zal aan het einde van de maand John Renshaw een Kumbhaka + 7de Lojong weekend cursus geven.

Hieronder vind je een opsomming van Yantra Yoga activiteiten voor de maand juni:

5 – 7 juni: 

Supervisie open cursus Yantra Yoga van Sahaj Wood met Laura Evangelisti:


8 juni:  
Supervisie gesloten cursus Yantra Yoga van Sahaj Wood met Laura Evangelisti


14 juni: 
Yantra Yoga open les, 14:00 -17:00 uur met Marc van Westreenen te Rangdrolling


20 juni:
Yantra Yoga open les, 14.30 – 16.30 uur, tijdens Zonnewende viering bij NEMO/ Rangdrolling

Meer info volgt later.

27 -28 juni:
Kumbhaka + 7th Lojong cursus met John Renshaw, de Yoga Ruimte te Amsterdam.


Schroom niet, neem contact op via het Contact formulier.

Wellicht tot Yantra Yoga!

Warme groet,  Rangdrolling Gakyil

Yantra Yoga

YANTRA SYMBOL2Yantra yoga (Tib, Trul Khor – Magisch Wiel) is een van de oudste yoga-systemen ter wereld, met ononderbroken overdrachtslijnen die terug gaan tot de zevende eeuw. Het huidige systeem van Yantra Yoga is gebaseerd op de tekst “De eenheid van de zon en de maan”, geschreven in de achtste eeuw door de meester en vertaler Vairochana. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu schreef een gedetailleerd commentaar op de grond-tekst en begon dit onderricht in het Westen te geven in het begin van de jaren 1970.

Yantra Yoga is een fundamentele methode om de diepe essentie van het Dzogchen Onderricht in de drie poorten (lichaam, stem (energie) en geest) van de beoefenaar te integreren. Het vormt een compleet pad in zichzelf en richt zich op de ervaring van de Natuurlijke Staat: Dzogchen. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu ontving het Yantra Yoga onderricht van zijn oom, een bekende yogin, en van andere Tibetaanse leraren. Het is door middel van Yantra Yoga dat hij Dzogchen begon te onderwijzen in het Westen.

Veel posities en bewegingsreeksen van Yantra Yoga lijken op Hatha Yoga of Ashtanga. Het belangrijkste doel van deze reeksen is echter om een staat van contemplatie te bereiken door het toepassen van specifieke adempatronen; de houding van het lichaam of de rekking is van secundair belang. Deze ademreeksen, die tot speciale types van adem-retentie leiden, laten beoefenaars met hun subtiele energie werken. Door middel van houdingen en bewegingen samen met adem, wordt onze energie gecoördineerd en geharmoniseerd, om daardoor de geest zijn authentieke balans en ontspanning te laten vinden. Dit is de basis is voor het komen in een staat van contemplatie.

Bezoek de officiële Yantra website om meer over Yantra te leren: https://yantrayoga.net/

Yantra Yoga in Nederland

Lessen worden geleid door Marc van Westreenen en Lily Orlova.

Marc is sinds 2006 student van Chögyal Namkhai Norbu en heeft intensief Yantra Yoga beoefend vanaf die tijd. Na jaren van supervisie en training is hij sinds augustus 2010 officieel als Yantra Yoga instructeur geautoriseerd door Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Lily ontdekte Yantra Yoga in 2010 en beoefent het daarna regelmatig. Ze heeft sindsdien meerdere trainingen en adem-cursussen bij ervaren instructeurs gevolgd. In 2018 werd ze geautoriseerd als instructeur van de “Acht Tibetaanse bewegingen die de prana zuiveren”. Nu geeft ze regelmatig les in Amsterdam.


In de Agenda kun je data vinden voor nieuwe Yantra Yoga lessen, indien beschikbaar.  Neem contact met ons via het contact formulier  of ga naar Yantra Yoga Amsterdam