North Carolina pilgrimage in Asheville

Who’d’ve thunk it? Going on a Buddhist pilgrimage in North Carolina… Well that’s right! One does not instantly think of Buddhism when N.C. is mentioned. But I am here to attend teachings by Khenpo Choephel at Urban Dharma in Asheville NC. And to rest down in the midst of everything! Picking up Khenpo from the […]

Little Mahakala retreat

Friday’s agenda: pick up friends truck, filled with meditation cushions for the center; drop off children’s books that a client left in my healing space – on top of Afton mountain at Swannanoa; drive to Maryland, Lama House and Tibetan Meditation Center; talk with Lama – questions about upcoming year Saturday’s agenda: sit, eat, rest, […]

Upcoming Winter Retreat and a preview of future posts

Hello Readers, Several things – first, I plan to continue my most recent thread on Bringing Resources onto the Spiritual Path soon (I am presently working and seeing clients these days, staying pleasantly busy). I also plan to write about my most recent trip to Va Beach to attend my root lama, Drupon Thinley Ningpo, […]

Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Manjukatilla

Farewell Ladakh!  I woke up at 5 am, to catch the customary “butt crack of dawn” flight (as a friend of mine was in the custom of crassly describing ungodly-early events… don’t worry, the literary content improves from here on out).  Thankfully no problems flying out of Ladakh, and I must say, if I thought […]

Frisbee with His Holiness

This is a truncated version of a full full week of teachings with His Holiness, the Chetsang Rinpoche and Drikung Kyabgon.  The original teachings and most events centered around the Nairatmya practice, however there was more.  I was one of the organizers for the event, so I was extremely busy busy busy.  Yet another STRETCHING […]

Ladakh Chronicles resume – Lama Yuru, Senge Lhakhang

After several months break, I am resuming the Ladakh chronicles (from two years ago!) and now I intend to finish my description of that fantastic journey.  In 2008, I was a part of a dynamic and profound group of practitioners who went on pilgrimage to Ladakh India.  In this post, several pieces: the Lion Shrine […]

Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Many sublime teachers at Lama Yuru

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. As I mentioned in my previous post, we spent several days at Lama Yuru Gompa.  This is the largest Drikung Kagyu monastery in Ladakh, and I believe I heard someone mention that there were about 400 monks and 80 nuns at the […]

Charlottesville Ratnashri Sangha (Drikung Kagyu)

This is a post that is dedicated to sharing information about the Charlottesville Ratnashri Sangha, which is a small group of sincere Tibetan Buddhist practitioners which gathers weekly.  The C’ville Ratnashri Sangha is a not-for-profit group that hosts teachers and desires to contribute to the sustenance of the Buddha-Dharma in the West.  The group comes […]

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 and […]

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 little […]