The Nature of the Lama Dance: This sacred lama dance with its long history and profound meaning is not like any ordinary dance one might perform. The essence or nature of the dance is recognizing that the nature of all phenomena is the union of appearance and emptiness. One’s body, speech, and mind no longer remain ordinary, and one visualizes oneself as the form of the deity. The dance becomes a way to express this to other people. via Kagyu Monlam Chenmo 2014 News: The Benefits of the Tsechu Lama Dance.