Category Archives: MOCD

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche Memorial

Please join us at Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong

Sunday March 11

11 am – 4 pm

For a Memorial and Celebration of the Life of

Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche

All are invited to come, offerings are welcome to sponsor the butter lamps.
Please bring food to share

Click Here for Directions

(No practices at Losel Shedrup Ling this Sunday)

Sunday Practices at Losel Shedrup Ling will resume Sunday March 18

MOCD Spring Retreat 2018

Please contact  for registration or if you are willing to prepare lunch for the retreat on any day.

JamYang PhünTsok 2018

This event is canceled due to the passing away of

The Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Namo Bhagavate Akshobhaya
Tathagataya Arhate Samyaksambuddhyaya

Seeding Conscious Intentions for the New Year

Introduction to Buddhism Online


with Lama Karma

Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm

Starts January 17

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra is one of the most famous and influential Mahāyāna Sūtras, known for its revolutionary messages of respect for lay practitioners and for the equal role of women in the Dharma.

It is a quintessential portrait of the doctrine of nonduality, and reveals this profound view through many episodes of mind-bending humor and daring.

This section of Introduction to Buddhism is open to anyone, regardless of their level of practice or background, and will provide a thorough grounding in groundlessness and the ability to think inconceivably.

Classes will meet at the Lotus Light Center to participate in the online streaming, or you can join in from home.

Click here to go the MOCD website for more information

Retreat Within Reach

Retreat Within Reach

Live Webcast Meditation

with Lama Karma

Milarepa Retreat Center is happy to restart the Retreat Within Reach video conference meditation program.

Sessions will be offered every Tuesday at 7 pm through subscription. 

Starts January 16

(After you subscribe Lama Karma will send instructions on how  to connect)

The program will explore different aspects of meditation—calming and clarifying the mind; compassion and self-compassion; the wisdom of the body; relating  with  emotions;  open  awareness;  groundlessness  and  courage—with thorough instruction for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Click here to go the MOCD website for more information

Wednesday Evening Introduction to Buddhism with Lama Karma

Lama Karma offers teachings at LSLK
every Wednesday evening.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This class is intended for practitioners of all levels and will feature readings from Gampopa’s Precious Ornament of Liberation.

“This text has the power of a direct transmission from master to student. Though there are several earlier translations of Ornament of Precious Liberation, this translation is the most readable and faithful.”
—His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The class will be ongoing throughout the coming year.

Meetings at Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville
5415F Kingston Pike, Knoxville
(Click HERE for directions)

Suggested donation is $10 per session for nonmembers,
and $5 per session for MOCD members.

For more information email

~ New-comers are welcome ~
No prerequisites are necessary,
practitioners of all levels
are welcome to attend

Full Moon Butterlamps Ceremony at MOCD

Saturday, February 11, at 1:00 PM

Gya Chö!
(offering 100 butterlamps)

This will be the full moon before Losar (the Tibetan New Year), so it will be a very auspicious time for this practice.


MOCD is in Happy Valley near the Abram’s Creek Ranger Station

6231 Paul Boone Rd, Tallassee, TN 37878
(865) 591-2790 or (865) 856-5051