leading up to Winter Retreat 2010

Dear Readers, Happy New Year! Wow – 2011. As you are probably aware, I was in a brief little retreat for New Year’s Day, so my 1/1/11 was not as celebratory as others. Although we had a very potent blessing ceremony conferred. Here begins various tales about my experiences at Winter Retreat 2010 at theContinue reading “leading up to Winter Retreat 2010”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – completion

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. In this post: the last day of the Drupchen, my final thoughts on the inspiring and clarifying week and precious words from the prayers we were saying on a daily basis. 1/2/10 – As I mentioned in previous posts, we ended theContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – completion”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Seven plus

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. This is a brief addition to the previous post – about the surprising event which occurred Friday evening. 1/1/10 – continued – The Mani Drupchen was originally scheduled to have the empowerment on the first Sunday morning, with Gyabra Tritsab Rinpoche andContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Seven plus”

2nd Annual Drupchen – Day Seven

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. 1/1/10 – Happy New Year!  Hey Hey – we are in a new decade!  Although, here on retreat, it was difficult to tell – the chanting continued and the sleep deprivation continued, resulting in, “Happy New Year!”  “What’s that?… Oh… right.” IContinue reading “2nd Annual Drupchen – Day Seven”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Six

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. 12/31 – early morning… I swallowed some irritation toward a fellow practitioner.  I need to speak my truth here, if gently and compassionately.  What a test!  Now my jaw is tight – maybe as a result?  I have heard that to trulyContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Six”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Five

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. 12/30 – Fun with tormas!  Around 5 or 6 am every morning, the lamas who were on that particular chanting shift do a torma practice.  This means chanting a special prayer and opening the curtain to the mandala, getting out a littleContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Five”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Four

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. In this piece, you may notice that mind was beginning to peel apart as I had pushed really hard up to this point.  Considering the next day I would make an email to my ex-girlfriend, and then spend the following 24 hoursContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Four”

2nd annual Mani Drupchen – Day Three

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. 12/28 – I am assigned to the group that chants the 3 am to 7 am shift first.  And wow am I not in retreat mode yet!  I am so restless – I get up, walk around a bit, stretch and doContinue reading “2nd annual Mani Drupchen – Day Three”

2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Two

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. A page detailing the schedule of the Drupchen as I do not have much written in my journal about the day.  I think I was still dragging a bit from the Christmas vacation and resisting being on retreat. 12/27 – I amContinue reading “2nd Annual Mani Drupchen – Day Two”

The 2nd Annual ManiDrupchen (intensive) retreat begins

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. One day has passed since returning from the 2nd Annual, Vast Noble Heart Chenrezig ManiDrupchen.  There is much to say and yet much to reflect upon.  Actually, in my case, there is much to do – I had several issues clear upContinue reading “The 2nd Annual ManiDrupchen (intensive) retreat begins”