Good things are happening! Baby treatment, Lama treatment, reactions

So this has to be the most full spring retreat I have ever done.  Possibly even more full than either of the Mani Drupchens I did up at TMC six years ago!  Many good things are happening and I rejoice. I got to treat another baby that I met up here.  He was induced soContinue reading “Good things are happening! Baby treatment, Lama treatment, reactions”

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”

off to retreat

Hello to all (any of?) my wonderful readers, I am headed up to Maryland this afternoon, for eight days of resting down and back into a vast mandala of healing wisdom. There is an annual retreat held at the Tibetan Meditation Center. This year, the focus will be on the practice of Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara) andContinue reading “off to retreat”

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”

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”

Dharma (and Lamas) in Charlottesville

In this post: an update about my life, a description of an ordinary day with Tibetan Lamas and info about Dharma teachings in Charlottesville. So the past two weeks have been a whirlwind!  I can barely remember what I did two days ago, let alone last week, as the days have been so full andContinue reading “Dharma (and Lamas) in Charlottesville”

Spring Retreat 2010 – Expand, contract, observe pulsations

6/1/10 – Judging from my journal, it seems that this was the day that the retreat actually started.  You could call it the “holistic shift” (which is a point in a bodywork session where the client releases most of their conditionally held compensations and at which point the session seems to start) of the retreat. Continue reading “Spring Retreat 2010 – Expand, contract, observe pulsations”

Wanderers and Magicians

This material is copyrighted by M. Kirby Moore.  Reproduction without permission is prohibited. As readers may have noticed, I have been working excessively at the local ski resort for the past few weeks, and as a result, I needed a breather.  Thankfully I received one this past weekend, as the Tibetan Meditation Center in FrederickContinue reading “Wanderers and Magicians”

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”