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vajra dance

dancing with the dharma

–> Harrison Blum. Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism. 2016 <–

"This collection of new essays documents the innovative work being done at the intersection of Buddhism and dance. The contributors—scholars, choreographers and Buddhist masters—discuss movement, performance, ritual and theory, among other topics. The final section provides a variety of guided practices."


  • Charles Genoud. Gesture of Awareness 11
  • Bhikkhunt Thanasanti. Body: The Foundation of Insight 17
  • Lori Wong. Movement as Skillful Means to Stillness 22
  • Adkianne E. Vincent. Finding Our Flow: Continuum Movement and Buddha Dharma 27
  • Brian Kimmel. Permissive Movement as a Dharma Door 34
  • Joan Wittio. Fostering Equanimity and Mindfulness through Dance/Movement Therapy and Authentic Movement 41
  • Cristina Livingstone. “Hell Is the land of Tranquil Light”: Dance/Movement Therapy in a Single Moment of Life 48


  • Karen Nelson. Doing Being: Tibetan Buddhism and Postmodern Dance Improvisation 59
  • Lucia Horan. 5Rhythms: A Moving Meditation Practice 65
  • Rose Taylor Goldfield. Ordinary Miracles: Tibetan Yogic Dance 73
  • Lalitaraya. Dance as Dharma practice in the 21st century 83
  • Barbara Dilley. Contemplative Dance Practice: A Dancers Meditation Hall, a Meditators Dance Hall 91
  • Leah Joy Malberg. Zenful Dance: Breath Movement Meditation 97


  • Lee Worley. Co-Creating with Space: Space Is Solid, You Are Empty 103
  • Wynn Fricke. Dancing in the Footsteps of the Buddha 113
  • Fran Gilboy. Sangha in the Spotlight Performance and Community Building in a Small Prairie City 119
  • Sean Feit. Commit, Amplify, Inquire: Dark Work and Remix as Contemplative Rehearsal Practices 128
  • Anna Tzakou. The Whole World Is a Symbol: Performing the Embodied Landscape as a Buddhist Practice 137


  • Harrison Blum. Dharma Jam: A Modern Buddhist Dance Liturgy 147
  • Hellen Fox Appell. Charva Nritya: Nepalese Ritual Dance of Deity Yoga 155
  • Prema Dasara. The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara 164
  • Hilary Lake. Moving in Grace: A Buddhist-Inspired Ritual Dance Practice 170
  • Anahata Iradah. Circles in Our World, Rituals for Our Time: Dances of Universal Peace 178


  • Somatic Meditation: Rediscovering the Body as the Ground of the Spiritual Path Reginald A. Ray
  • Willa B. Miller. Body as the Dharma Gate 192
  • Tomie Hahn. Shadowing the Ephemeral: Embodied Emptiness Through Form 200
  • Kim Sargent-Wishart. Cast: Exploring Ground, Path, and Fruition in Early Embryology 208


  • Reginald A. Ray. Earth Breathing Practice Instructions 219 Bhikkhuni Thanasanti. Accessing the Subtle Energy Body 223
  • Joan Wn tig. Authentic Movement: Moving and Witnessing 226
  • Barbara Dilley. Basic Contemplative Dance Practice Form 229
  • Brian Kimmel. Permissive Movement. 231
  • Karen Nelson. Tune In. Stand Around: Four Postmodern Dance Improvisation Scores 234
  • Leah Joy Malberg. Zenful Dance: Leading Breath Movement Meditation 238
  • Kim Sargent-Wishart. Ground, Path and Fruition 242
  • Anna Tzakou. Geopoetics: A Buddhist Inspired Site-Specific Performance Practice 246
  • Harrison Blum. Dharrna Jam: How to Lead a Buddhist Dance Ritual 251
  • Hilary Lake. Moving in Grace: How to Guide the Practice 255

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Did you know that the dancer in the Chemical Brothers video, Sonoya Mizuno also played and danced in Ex Machina?

tami stronach, the childlike empress

Dan heb je natuurlijk Gabrielle Roth van de 5Rhytms en Maria-Gabriele Wosien, bedenker van Sacred Dance. Maria-Gabriele geeft nu seminars in Mevlevi soefi dans.

En - so you know - dans is niet alleen maar voor 10/20/30s, tear up the dance floor!

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