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 theContinue reading “North Carolina pilgrimage in Asheville”

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,Continue reading “Little Mahakala retreat”

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,Continue reading “Upcoming Winter Retreat and a preview of future posts”

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 thoughtContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Manjukatilla”

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 STRETCHINGContinue reading “Frisbee with His Holiness”

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 ShrineContinue reading “Ladakh Chronicles resume – Lama Yuru, Senge Lhakhang”

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 theContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Many sublime teachers at Lama Yuru”

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 comesContinue reading “Charlottesville Ratnashri Sangha (Drikung Kagyu)”

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 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”