You are warmly invited to a beginners and refreshers course of The Vajra Dance That Benefits Beings with instructor Stoffelina Verdonk!

In this course we will give specific attention to the importance of the sound in this practice.

In Short

This course is open to all who are interested to learn the Vajra Dance. If you are a beginner, this is the course for you. If you already know the dance, but want to improve your precision and understanding, join us too!

Dates: Friday September 13 afternoon, Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15, morning and afternoon.

Costs: Requested donation: 120 euro.

Discounts for Dzogchen Community members:
- requested donation for ordinary members : 100 euro,
- sustaining members: 65 euro.

In case of financial limitations, please contact us:


We suggest the following donations for this course. If you have financial limitations, this should never be a reason not to participate. Please contact us in this case.

Non-members - 120 euro
Ordinary members - 100 euro
Sustaining members - 65 euro

Payment details:

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

Contact us for registration and/or questions:


Stoffelina Verdonk

I am born in Amsterdam, and have been dancing since young age. Intrigued by what makes people move, and what happens, what manifests when people dance together, I graduated as teacher and performer of modern dance and worked for different cultural associations.

Questioning how to go beyond endless and infinite creation of concepts, searching for true knowledge of body, voice and mind, I met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1986, and discovered Dzogchen with him. Fortunate me and many, we learned and practiced with him also the Vajra Dance since1990. In 1993 he authorised me teaching these dances. Since then I have been teaching, presenting and collaborating for the Dance of the Vajra in many different places within and outside the International Dzogchen Community.

The practice of Vajra Dance has been very useful to relax and develop presence, also in all my work with movement, any movement, dance, with people of different ages and capacities. Experiencing how to relax in our body, voice and mind, with all our limitations and capacities. Experiencing the joy of moving together, in good circumstances, but also in more complex, or difficult moments in our life: all that brings us to discover our true nature.

In 2015 I was authorised by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to teach Santi Maha Sangha, and started giving introduction to meditation and guiding meditation retreats within the Dzogchen Community. Read More


(Times are provisional, small changes can still be made)

  • Friday, September 13, 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday, September 14, 10:00 - 17:30 (with lunch break).
  • Sunday, September 15, 10:00 - 17:30 (with lunch break).