- Building Community Through Improvisation: Northampton Jazz Workshop and Jam Session
- Creating Language Together: Who'da Funk It? in Amherst
- Join the Seisiún: Celtic music in Amherst and Northampton
- Quiets the Mind and Opens the Heart: Vajra Dance at Tsegyalgar in Conway
- The Pioneer Valley Polka: Polka Radio on WMUA-Amherst
- "Take Hands Four": Contra Dancing in the Pioneer Valley
- Peter and Then Some: The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra
- All Ages: A Flywheel Documentary
- A Taste of Music in the Pioneer Valley's Puerto Rican Community
- And We'll All Sing Hallelujah: Tuesday Night Sacred Harp Singing in Northampton
- Drifting Away: Reggae in the Pioneer Valley
- Expanding Silence: The Rise and Fall of the Estey Organ Company
- Our Lady of Sorrows Sings On: The Sounds of Catholic Worship in Holyoke
Tsegyalgar in Conway is part of a global community of Dzogchen centers founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Dzogchen, or "Great Perfection," is a lineage of Tibetan Buddhist teachings that refers to the natural state of all beings, which from the Dzogchen perspective is a state free from hindrances. Dzogchen is a lineage that relies heavily on direct transmission between student and master—hence the importance of Namkhai Norbu to the Dzogchen community in Conway. Namkhai Norbu founded the first Dzogchen center in 1981 in Naples, Italy. Soon afterwards, in 1982, the first Dzogchen community in America began when Namkhai Norbu was invited to Conway, Massachusetts. In addition to Tsegyalgar in Conway, Namkhai Norbu later founded the neighboring Shang Shung Institute in 1989, which has the task of promoting and preserving Tibetan culture.
Vajra Dance is only one of many activities and practices that happen regularly at Tsegyalgar. Visit the Upcoming Events page for information about Summer 2012 at Tsegyalgar, and visit the Links page for more information about the community itself.