Sangita Shakya, course teacher
Teachers: Swayambhu Ratna Shakya and Sangita Shakya
Date: 11th February 2023 - 20th May 2023
Duration: Every Saturday for15 weeks, for one hour
Time: 6.45 - 7.45pm Nepal time
Format: Online (live stream)
Language: All classes and instruction are in English
Fee: $260 (£215)
Abiding Heart Education is offering a new, online, short course in Charya dance.
Charya dance portrays the Buddhist peaceful and wrathful deities. This dance has been practiced by the Newari priests, called Bajracharya, of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal for centuries. Charya Nritya in Sanskrit means dance as a spiritual discipline. Charya is a dance of the mudras and a moving meditation which helps us develop a deeper understanding and recognition of Buddhist deities and explore the transcendent qualities of sound through reciting the relevant deity dance mantra and song.
Charya dance forms part of the Abiding Heart Education™ primary curriculum. The experience of engaging in this dance can help children learn, understand and experience the activity, appearance, and qualities of a deity, and in doing so, cultivate wisdom and compassion.
We develop an experiential understanding of Chayra dance which enables us to share it with children in a developmentally appropriate way.
In this short course we welcome primary and secondary school teachers who would like an introduction to this Buddhist dance.
Classes will be online via livestream.