13.Promoting Lang dance
Lang dance and music derive from mind terma (treasury) of Patrul Rinpoche, he used to foretell that famine and war would be eliminated from snow plateau all over if Lang dance spread over, and it is the light of origin of blessedness. The Dharma King Jigme Phungtsog Khenpo said that whoever sees the dance, good luck and happiness will come over and no any sickness, wherever you dance Lang, there is no famine and war, all the good luck and blessedness would be increased. Especially for those followers who dance regularly at home will gain more. Now it is period of five Turbidities, wherever you dance Lang will remove declines of five Turbidities, religion and regime will be auspicious and thriving.
Guru Rinpoche has said that Lang dance is a method of training body and mind, it could be easier to enlighten and see self-nature through Lang dance if you believe in it.
Started from Patrul Rinpoche, many great Siddhas wanted to promote Lang dance and brought benefits to sentient beings. But causes and conditions are insufficient because of sentient beings’ merits and virtues are not enough. It doesn’t happen until the Dharma King conducted dance postures in person, then Lang has been promoted in Larung and Tibet, while yet to be propagated in world.
In the seventh “Ten Thousand Lamps Dharma Assembly” in 2011, Guru had assigned 16 disciples from Han people, 8 of them represent happiness and another 8 represent emptiness, trippingly dance on the stage of Great Bliss and Music in front of Dzogchen Practice Center. Under blessing from lineage patriarch of Patrul Rinpoche and The Dharma King, as well as blessing from our Guru. The dance is graceful and vigorous. It is integrated with patriarch’s aspirations of saving sentient beings, blended with appreciation to patriarchs from Khenpo Tamgrin, mixed together yearning to the Dharma King, fused with sincerity of fulfilling aspirations of patriarchs.
This is first time that Han disciples performed the Lang. this is very excellent origin that indicates Lang dance spread from Tibet to Han from now on, and goes further to the world.
Since then, Lang dance became one of daily practice in Dzogchen Practice Center and the on-line Dzogchen communities. Guru’s compassion and the power of his vow surpass everything; Lang has been propagated across country and world along with sentient beings’ blessings. The patriarchs and the Dharma King’s aspirations have come true.
13. 弘 扬 朗 舞