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The Diamond Mountain Blog

This is an unofficial blog of news and info from Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center which was founded by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Dalai Lamas.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Found - A piece of Bowie past

If you've been to Diamond Mountain then no doubt you have seen "The Teepee" in Bowie. Today I found this old postcard on the internet displaying what this landmark once was. The back of the card reads: "Erected near where Chief Geronimo of the Apaches was captured. Stop in for a bottle of beer! Clifford B. Head, Proprietor"

Friday, November 19, 2004

Winter Term Registration and Photo

Winter Term DMU registration documents are ready posted in pdf format. The application for Winter Term will be due December 10.
  • Winter Term 2005 Registration Cover Letter
  • Winter Term 2005 Course Catalog
  • Diamond Mountain Ambassadors
  • Winter Term 2005 Registration Form
  • Diamond Mountain University Medical Information Form
  • Diamond Mountain University Release of Liability Form
  • Diamond Mountain Agreement
  • Winter Term 2005 Schedule: Diamond Mountain
  • Winter Term 2005 Schedule: Tucson

  • The group currently in the Lam Rim retreat.
    Thanks to Bets and Elly for the photo :-)

    Sunday, November 14, 2004

    Bird's Eye

    I stumbled upon a great aerial photography website and thought it would be neat to find Diamond Mountain. This photo was taken in 1992, before we settled the land. Check it out.

    Today Eric, Earle and I are going to grade some DMU Fall Term homeworks. If you haven't sent yours in, you'd better hurry ;-) You can send them to:
    Earle Birney
    PO Box 37
    Bowie, AZ 85605

    Grading papers

    Friday, November 12, 2004

    Winter Term Dates

    I got the official word on Diamond Mountain University Winter Term. Here are the dates:
    January 7th, 2004 - February 10th, 2004

    That's right, this term begins on a Friday.

    Prior to the term beginning, Geshe Michael and Christie will be giving a Star in the East teaching in Tucson from January 4th to the 6th. The talk is intended for a Christian audience, but Diamond Mountain people are welcome.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2004


    One project the DM folks have been given is to do some hypertexting. Don't know what it is? Well, Eric Brinkman will be leading an online class on it this Friday at 7:30 PM EST (5:30 DM time). This is a really great way to help save books and learn Tibetan.

    To join the online class follow the "chat" instructions that Ted posted here:
    See you in the chat.

    Sunday, November 07, 2004

    New Look, New Info

    Welcome back to the blog. Over the term I had a great number of people tell me how much they appreciated this blog and how it helped them arrive at DM. So, I have to keep it going. It's a real pleasure for me too.

    The term ended two weeks ago and things have really quieted down at Diamond Mountain. This past week Venerable Elly began leading a Lam Rim retreat (daily schedule). Each day they have four meditation sessions, a yoga session, some rest time, and meals. I've been hearing great things. It is an open retreat and anyone who wishes can join in for a part, even a single meditation for just one day. She's really leaving it open.

    Some work is being done on the land too. The bagged earth house is getting finished. And Bliss just completed an amazing painting at Jamyang House (the main classroom/temple). Pictures soon.