Singing Power into Being
The Dzogchen Practice of Yogic Song
One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche
Saturday March 12, 2016
10am to 5pm
A light lunch will be served.
Aro Kha’jong - Aro Sky Meadow
273 Church Road
Livingston Manor, NY, US
Singing of any kind has a positive effect on health and vitality. In the Dzogchen tradition, singing can be a way to discover the subtle resonances of the dimension of sound as a field of awareness. Ngak’chang Rinpoche will introduce the practices of Dzogchen ’gardang—yogic song—and speak about their principle and function. The relationship between breath and mind will be explored, and practical methods for strengthening the breath will be presented. There will be group yogic song practice and silent sitting meditation. No pre-existing singing talent is required.
All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.