Khaita means “Harmony in Space”. "Kha” means “space/sky”. “Ta” means “harmony/melody”.
It is a simple and joyful way to experience inner harmony:
- The harmony of our body, that we become aware of, moving with elegance and strength.
- The harmony of the melodious sound of modern Tibetan songs that we hear and sing.
- The harmony of our relaxed mind, that becomes free from our daily problems.
- The harmony of our connection with others - when we dance respecting each other’s space and moving together as a whole.
“A relaxed state is the gateway to all forms of evolution. Having a means that takes us easily to a joyful peaceful condition makes life more tranquil.”
Khaita Joyful Dances appeared in 2011, when Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned Tibetan scholar and Dzogchen Master, started collecting the songs of young Tibetan artists that he saw on Youtube.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu understood that this is not just a simple singing, but a very important message from the people of an endangered culture, that, with its rich heritage, can bring benefit to the whole world. Courageous Tibetan musicians sing about brotherhood, love and commitment to their country and people, respect to their environment, and hope for reunion to save their language, knowledge and spiritual tradition.
“Since knowledge of Tibetan culture is firmly rooted in me, I feel the need to take special care of that culture, both in a worldly and spiritual sense, a need that has been continuously present in my life.”
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
While Khaita starts from the Tibetan culture, our aim - promoting harmony within the individual and between people and their environment through dance - goes beyond protecting and supporting a single culture.
As individuals, while dancing, we learn to be present to the inner display of thoughts and emotions. As we cultivate this relaxed presence in movement, harmony and joy develop naturally, and we carry it to our life, moving more easily through our routines, activities and daily tasks.
*The endless knot is one of the eight auspicious symbols in Tibetan Buddhism, it is a symbol of love and the ultimate unity of everything.
“The symbol of Khaita (infinite golden knot* on the planet Earth) means that the uninterrupted, infinite flow of energy, without obstacles, the flow of love like melody pervades and manifests in all our hearts and throughout the earth through songs and dances.”
Adriana Dal Borgo
ASIA Trento in collaborazione con International Atiyoga Foundation