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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.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Reporting from India

That's right we're in India, McLoed Ganj to be precise. Most people in the Diamond Mountain group have arrived during the past week and a few more are still on the way. It's like a dream seeing all these great DMers in the home of Tibetan Buddhism.

Today began His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings. The book being covered is Master Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, chapter 9. It's quite a scene. There are people from all over the world, some veteran Buddhists, some brand new. I would estimate about 3000 people in total.

On the 27th begins Geshe Michael and Christie McNally's teaching on The Essence of Eloquence. Maybe I'll finally figure out what the Mind-Only School means by "existing by definition."

I'll be sure to post more updates as the party continues.

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