Ri Wo Sang Chod (Mountain of Burnt Offerings)

Had a good time this evening on Afton Mountain at a friend’s house. I led a practice of Ri Wo Sang Chod, which is a bit of a shamanic practice: making offerings to countless beings, most of whom are unknown and unseen. This vast generosity practice helps to purify negative karma or at least karmicContinue reading “Ri Wo Sang Chod (Mountain of Burnt Offerings)”

Drikung Kagyu practice resuming in Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Ratnashri Sangha is resuming regular practice in C’ville.  There have been occasional practices off and on recently, but we are now resuming regular practice on Sunday mornings. We are open to doing different practices, such as Green Tara, or focusing on Vajra Sattva purification practice, but at present we are going through aContinue reading “Drikung Kagyu practice resuming in Charlottesville”

Clear Light in Virginia Beach

Driving down to Va Beach to attend Drupon Thinley Ningpo, my heart teacher and root lama. What a blessing – no matter what he is teaching on. Early December, no telling what the weather will bring, but not expecting anything spectacular. As I transit past Richmond and beyond Williamsburg, the leaves are still aflame –Continue reading “Clear Light in Virginia Beach”

Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Temisgam Nunnery

Well I figure it is better late than never, as I am still continuing my Ladakh chronicles from 2008.  After Lama Yuru Monastery, we drove several hours back to Temisgam.  Under the great monastery on the hill is a beautiful nunnery.  They have 46 nuns all totaled, however many of them were gone to LehContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Temisgam Nunnery”

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 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”

Cutting through fear and attachment, Chod teachings

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. As promised, here is the post from my yummy,  juicy Virginia Beach journey.  I went down there with the intention to attend my root lama, Drupon Thinley Ningpo (I call him Rinpoche).  Luckily I got to follow through on this aspiration. WokeContinue reading “Cutting through fear and attachment, Chod teachings”

Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin in North Carolina

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. I recently attended a weekend at Davidson, N.C.  This is a quaint little college town north of Charlotte.  We met at a house that was right across the street from the campus, so we had many lovely strolls around the academic andContinue reading “Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin in North Carolina”