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Sacred Dance of Nepal

  • Pure Land Farms 3265 Santa Maria Road Topanga, CA 90290 United States (map)

$20 suggested donation

A public introduction to the unique tradition of Nryitya Charya dance with master guest teacher Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya.

This talk opens up our Awkening the Body: Sacred Sound and Dance of Nepal workshop, and is open to all, even if not attending the workshop.

Don’t miss Musica Mundi Nepal! Sunday July 21st, 2 - 8PM



Prajwal is a priest of one of the Vajrayana Buddhist lineages of Nepal and a ritual master both of the Charya Nritya dance tradition and other ritual forms performed by the Newar Vajracharya lineage. Prajwal began his training in Charya Nritya at eight years old, receiving formal instruction mainly from his father, the Buddhist scholar and ritual master Ratna Kaji Vajracharya. Prajwal Vajracharya is now the premier teacher, practitioner, and performer of the tradition and is a veteran of several world tours with beginning and advanced students around the globe. He founded Dance Mandal: Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal to preserve and expand this rare art form and its related traditions. With the survival of this sacred ritual dance threatened by modernization, Prajwal, at his father’s wishes, has dedicated his life to bringing this unique Buddhist heritage from the temples of Nepal to the world, while adhering to its original purpose as a profound spiritual practice.