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.
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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