Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong Retreat Center is very much delighted to announce Vajra Dance Open Course (BASIC, LEVEL 1), led by Bodhi, an authorized Vajra Dance instructor.

The curriculum includes:

  • Explanation of the origin of the Dance.
  • Explanation of the peculiar characteristics of the Dance.
  • Explanation of the meaning of the Mandala, symbolism, colors and elements.
  • Explanation of the principle of the masculine and feminine, and importance of their harmony. 
  • Learning the basic movements and steps (principle of natural movement and relaxed movement of the foot and hand "together"; simplified distinction between "open" and "closed".
  • Learning the conventional terminology of basic movements.
  • Learning the basic rhythm (association of each movement with its syllable).
  • Learning the meaning of the main mudras.


Bodhi .

With a background in aikido, shiatsu, authentic movement, contact improvisation, and inclusive theater, with humor and insight Bodhi helps you to discover Vajra Dance, and, to effortlessly avoid the countless mistakes he has made, while practicing and teaching in the Americas for over 20 years, since following Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on mandalas around the globe in the 1990’s. Bodhi currently is based at Tsegyalgar East in Massachusetts USA. Read More