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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.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Diamond Dharma in Tucson

Hey there, All.
Ben here, standing in for Evan.

How awesome is Evan?
This blog was a really special thing for me when I was far off elsewhere in the world imagining what it would be like to show up out here where all the cool kids are.
I imagine that there are some of you out there like that right now.
Back then I didn't think I could ever make it to DMU in person, and yet, here I am living in Tucson, surrounded by some of the most amazing people ever.

So be heartened. Your time is coming.
Enjoy the blog and the pictures for now.

You'll be here before you know it.

There are a good number of study opportunities here in Tucson thanks to Jim and Allison Dey and their great work organizing the Diamond Dharma ACI study group in Tucson (that's right they just became an official non-profit organization!).

He is a picture of Susan Stumpf's Course 13: The Art of Reasoning at Ted and Andrea Lemon's house:

Next will be Course 7 on the Bodhisattva vows taught by Allison Dey (a great teacher, I happen to know from experience)

Learn more and keep track of Diamond Dharma happenings in Tucson at http://members.cox.net/diamonddharma/_index.html

Monday, July 11, 2005

From the Temple and Adios

Well, this morning, in a whirlwind of concrete and sweat, we poured the temple's bond beam at the top of the wall. I've got the pictures the prove it. Next, we begin working on the roof and floor. But as for me, I'm heading to India this week to study at Sera Me... I know, cool, huh? But not to fear. This blog will continue to be updated. I've asked Ben Kramer to take over for me while I'm gone and I believe he'll do a fine job keeping everyone informed and perhaps even entertained (as you might have guessed from his picture linked above). Adios!

Oh, one more thing. I uploaded a video of the inside of the temple. Here it is.