Vajra Dance

In the Dzogchen Teachings, sound and movement are very important. Vajra Dance harmonises our energy, and once we have gained a deeper understanding of the dance, it becomes a method to integrate our body, voice, and mind into the state of contemplation. This integration is the core principle of Dzogchen. The dance is practised on a mandala, which represents the correspondence between the inner dimension of the individual and the outer dimension of the world. There are four dances: the Dance of the Song of the Vajra, the Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings, the Dance of the Three vajras, and the Vajra Dance of the Dimension of Space (12As).


To learn these dances, one should attend a course led by an authorized instructor of the International Dzogchen Community. Some courses are aimed predominantly at beginners, and some at more experienced dancers. Check the requirements with your teacher. We also have practice retreats, mainly in the summer months at Kunselling. Visit our events calendar and  sign up for our newsletter, to find out what dance opportunities there are in the UK.

Cindy Faulkner, UK Vajra Dance Teacher

Our UK Teacher

Cindy Faulkner became a student of Chögyal Namkai Norbu and Vajra Dance in 1996, and was authorised to teach it in 2005. Benedict Sewell coordinates dance events within the UK.

Earth Mandala for Vajra Dance
Longsal Vajra Dance symbol
Khalong mandala or mandala of space
The above images represent the earth mandala, the vajra dance Longsal symbol,
and the khalong mandala or mandala of space.