Auspicious Day, Apr 2013

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Insights after a potent Dharma retreat, summer 2010

Recently as some of you know, I returned from a potent week with His Holiness, the Drikung Kyabgon, Chetsang Rinpoche.  There was a full week of Nairatmya teachings, blessing ceremony and actually doing the sadhana (spiritual practice text).  Nairatmya, as she is a less-well-known Tibetan Buddhist deity, is the consort of Hevajra, so she isContinue reading “Insights after a potent Dharma retreat, summer 2010”

Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Togden Rinpoche and the History of Lama Yuru

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. 7/1/08 – Today was a good day.  Of course you could say that about everyday that you are on pilgrimage.  However, we met with Chosje (Dharma Lord) Togden Rinpoche and Bakula Rangdrol Nyima Rinpoche gave refuge to several group members on thisContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Ladakh – Togden Rinpoche and the History of Lama Yuru”

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”

Drupon’s teachings in Charlottesville and Va Beach

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. I had the blessing of being present for Drupon’s teachings in Charlottesville and the Tidewater area on two separate weekends. Drupon taught on the preliminary practices for the most part, however, in Charlottesville he also gave the Bodhisattva vows and the MahakalaContinue reading “Drupon’s teachings in Charlottesville and Va Beach”

Mani Drupchen Chronicles – Part Six

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited.  Please visit http://www.mkirbymoore.com to support Kirby’s blogging efforts. A special on prayer wheels and lamas!  Also, I have just resumed school for this spring semester, a heads up in case I lag behind on blogging. On the Drupchen retreat, nearly everyone whoContinue reading “Mani Drupchen Chronicles – Part Six”

Mani Drubchen Chronicles – Part 3

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. You can visit http://www.mkirbymoore.com to see more of what Kirby offers. What might 7 days of chanting do to someone’s voice? Lemons, tea, chai and lozenges were gulped in abundance. However, there were times when each of us wondered if we could possibly chantContinue reading “Mani Drubchen Chronicles – Part 3”

Mani Drupchen Chronicles – Part Two

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited.  Visit Kirby’s website at http://www.mkirbymoore.com to support his blogging efforts.  Thank you! By the following day, nearly fifty people were present to receive the empowerment. In my limited understanding, an empowerment is an initiation or sacred permission to do a specific practice,Continue reading “Mani Drupchen Chronicles – Part Two”

Happy Turkey Day

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited.  You can support Kirby’s blogging efforts by purchasing astrology interpretations and bodywork at his website: http://www.mkirbymoore.com Happy Holiday! Khenpo Tsultrim of the Tibetan Meditation Center recommends that we do as many OM MANI PADME HUNG mantras during this week.  Then dedicate theContinue reading “Happy Turkey Day”