What could have been a better occasion than Rinpoche’s birthday? The entire arrangement manifested itself quite spontaneously, although at times there were nerve-wracking moments. I suppose, all such hurdles seem insignificant when everything starts to fall into place. It was a phenomenal moment when Ani Tsering-la met , both vajra dancers, in their own traditions, offering their dances on this auspicious day. At the same was a profound meeting of Rinpoche and . As majestic voice was elegantly unfolding the , graceful brought Green Tara to life. I’m currently learning this specific dance from both of them. I am familiar with the , but I was awestruck to witness the coordination among them, which at times seemed magical! I was sitting right across the courtyard, the makeshift stage, noticing few details. The light breeze with mild sunlight on an early spring afternoon created a perfect ambiance for Green Tara. I recorded a video and others took photos, but witnessing it in person is a completely different experience. I have been learning this dance for about a month now. As I watch my dear teachers perform, I can only begin to marvel at how much more grace and depth can be brought forth. My heartfelt thanks to my teachers, in both traditions, for their immense kindness.
Today (March 1st 2020) is Rinpoche’s birthday. On this auspicious day, one of my secret wishes was fulfilled. Last year, I received and vajra dance trainings from Ani Tsering , one of Rinpoche’s nuns. This year, I began dance training from our respected Padma Raj and one of his prominent students . Since both Tibetan and traditions have this practice of dance offering, I always wanted to bring my teachers together.
~ Moondil Jahan