Spring Retreat 2010 – Bodhicitta

5/30/10 – One of my housemates said, “Khenchen is the real McCoy.”  I wholeheartedly agree.

In my previous post I mention how Khenchen answered one of the audience’s questions by saying, “Yes, you should compete with your co-workers….  You should compete to see if you can have more Bodhicitta than they.”  Perfect answer.

I did a little practice before retreat, so it is very difficult to suppress my true feelings.  Therefore, this is another main theme of this retreat – my true feelings.  Developing clarity, articulating boundaries, breathing through irritation and then letting go just a little more.

5/31/10 – Drove the owner of the house to the airport as he was heading off to Tibet.  Yes!  Sweet!  I am so happy to support that.  I just hope he is taking lots of pictures as we speak.

I cooked the first couple of meals for the four of us – a delicious vegetarian soup and then scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Today however, the favor was returned as one of the guys baked omelets (he could not find a large frying pan).  They turned out well in spite of our pan-less-ness.

Today I am feeling a strange energy.  A charge, a buzzing, an angst.  I interpret it as a desire to practice – maybe I am accurately discerning it and maybe I am just stuck in an inner story.  I don’t know.  But it is present nonetheless.

When we arrived and throughout the first ten days, the Mountain Laurels were just resplendent – blooming everywhere.  We were in a garden on top of the mountain, attending precious teachings.

The words, “Paying Attention” came up over and over again in our all-male retreat house.  In fact I bet they were mentioned several times a day.  Slowing down and paying attention – it can save you from tragedy and carelessness.  Yep yep.

I did some practice and, on top of the buzzing energy I was feeling previously, afterward it was tough to come down off my natural high.  Ugh.


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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