We are happy to invite you for the course on the Vajra Dance of the Song of the Vajra with Stoffelina Verdonk and Elisha Koppensteiner which will take place from 8th to 23rd July 2019 in Merigar East!

The course is divided in two parts, in the first part with Stoffelina from 8th to 14th July we will learn the steps of this Dance up to KELANAM and in the second part with Elisha from 16th to 23rd we will learn the rest:)

The course is open to all those who received the Dzogchen transmission from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and is intended to complete beginners as well as to those who would like to deepen their practice of this Dance.

Visit our website where you can find all other information and registration for this course as well as for all other Merigar East events!


Come and enjoy the open-air dancing together on three solar mandalas!

We are looking forward to dancing with you in Merigar East:)


Elisha Koppensteiner

Elisha Koppensteiner is an ecologist leading workshops on Deep Ecology, conscious improv, voice and breath work.
She met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1982 and is an authorized Vajra Dance teacher since 2010. Read More

Stoffelina Verdonk

I am born in Amsterdam, and have been dancing since young age. Intrigued by what makes people move, and what happens, what manifests when people dance together, I graduated as teacher and performer of modern dance and worked for different cultural associations.

Questioning how to go beyond endless and infinite creation of concepts, searching for true knowledge of body, voice and mind, I met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1986, and discovered Dzogchen with him. Fortunate me and many, we learned and practiced with him also the Vajra Dance since1990. In 1993 he authorised me teaching these dances. Since then I have been teaching, presenting and collaborating for the Dance of the Vajra in many different places within and outside the International Dzogchen Community.

The practice of Vajra Dance has been very useful to relax and develop presence, also in all my work with movement, any movement, dance, with people of different ages and capacities. Experiencing how to relax in our body, voice and mind, with all our limitations and capacities. Experiencing the joy of moving together, in good circumstances, but also in more complex, or difficult moments in our life: all that brings us to discover our true nature.

In 2015 I was authorised by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to teach Santi Maha Sangha, and started giving introduction to meditation and guiding meditation retreats within the Dzogchen Community. Read More