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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.

Monday, April 25, 2005

DM in the News!

This morning my landlord asked me "Did you see the article?" "What article?" "Front page of the Arizona Daily Star."
In today's paper is a great article about Diamond Mountain. We made the front page of the Tucson section of the paper. Get a copy or check out the online version.
These are the two photos that were printed with the article.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Temple Push

Just posted on the DM website is the latest Director's Message. It talks about the push we are making to finish the temple by September. We have a great chance raise money right now. Somebody has agreed to match any temple donations up to $10,000 until April 30. That means, if we work hard, we could get $20,000 in the next two weeks. Also, Geshe-la has asked people to sign-up to help build and lay blocks this summer. Any commitment would be very helpful. It's really fun.

Above: Check out this latest artist rendering of the temple site.

Thursday, April 14, 2005


For all y'all DM information junkies out there the Diamond Mountain Electronic Sangha site has been redesigned by our Techonology Director, Ted Lemon. The site in now equipted as a wiki. A funny name, but great results. It allows multiple users to update and edit the site which makes for quick changes. Now you can find emerging info on the next 3 year retreat, course downloads, info about the area, and other neat stuff. Check it out and thank Ted.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Service Day

This past Monday was the first community service days of the term. On these days all classes are canceled and everyone gets to get dirty and work on the land. Some people gardened, some worked on the Lama's retreat hut, I wokred on the temple which is coming along nicely. The next service day is this Tuesday, the 12th.