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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, January 25, 2005

DMU Work Day

This is from the DMU Planning Committee, see you there:
Dear DMU Students:
Saturday, January 29th is scheduled as a DM Community Service day from 1-9pm at Diamond Mountain, so Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kirtan, and Tantric Course classes will be cancelled. This e-mail contains information about the schedule for the day and the things we’d like you to bring along.
There’s a work party sign-up sheet on the door at Jamyang House – if you sign up this week that will help with planning. If not, just show up and we’ll put you to work. Even if you don’t normally have a class on Saturday, we hope you can join us. This is a great opportunity to help out at Diamond Mountain and work with fellow students. Along with various work projects on the land – both indoors and out – we’ll have a potluck dinner and community meeting in the evening.
A group of us after the Bodhisattva vows ceremony last week,
Geshe Michael translating for Max last term

Monday, January 17, 2005

Get Your Teachings!

Numerous people have been working very hard this term to get audio and papers for all the DMU classes up on the web for anyone to download. Whether you are currently a Diamond Mountain student or whether you couldn't make it for the term, you can take these free teachings.

Click here to go to the website.>

Friday, January 14, 2005

DMU Community Meeting

This Saturday (Jan. 15) we will be having a community meeting for all DMU students and volunteers. The meeting will be at Jamyang House, beginning at 8:30 PM. Tantra class will go until 8:30 so if you are not in that class don't come early unless you are ok with waiting outside.

See you there.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Winter Term Begins

The 2005 Winter Term of Diamond Mountain University has begun and DM is filled with the life of students again. There are many familiar faces and quite a few new ones. Jamyang House (the main classroom) is completed and is really beautiful. Teachings and their corresponding paperwork will begin to become available on the web shortly.

I've posted two pics here. First, Geshe Michael teaching in the Tantra course today. Second, Bliss posing next to her painting above the doorway in Jamyang House.

It's great to have everyone back.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Milinda, cont.

It's been a little over a week since last post and I figured now would be a good time.

People have descended on Tucson for the Questions of King Milinda teachings today through Thursday. Everyone is very excited about it and the start of Diamond Mountain University's Winter Term. We are sitting in a Tucson cafe right now next to a stack of King Milinda flyers planted here by some DM angel. And now, Darcy and Benjamin have just walked in. What a nice surprise meeting.

That's all for now. Images from the teachings to be posted shortly and followed by the audio of this week's lectures. Maybe I'll see you there.