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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, July 28, 2007

Bowie Power Station Possible?

Ever since moving to Bowie, AZ three years ago (Diamond Mountain's closest village) I've heard rumors of a coal-burning Bowie power station. There even stands a sign just north of the town which proclaims "Future home of Bowie power station. Estimated completion date: 2006." Building never began. But there are new rumors about the plant in our fair town.

Venerable Jigme has been doing some research on the pros and cons of such a station in the region. She has started blogging about her findings in an effort to inform us about what's shakin' in Bowie town. Check out the blog and take some action if you are inclined. A Southwest Power Company representative will be available to meet with residents on August 13th (see other blog for more details).

We owe it to the community.

Bowie Power Station Blog


Tucson Weekly: Faces of Buddhism

Sorry about the delay on this one, I've been a bit out of contact. Two weeks ago Tucson's leading free publication. Tucson Weekly ran an interesting article on the growing popularity of Buddhism. In the article some familiar DM names and stories are mentioned including those of ACIP Director John Brady, Jim and Allison Dey, and Geshe Michael. There's also a note made of Will Duncan's Tucson class Meditation for Drunks, Rock Stars and the Rest of Us. The article covers a few of the Buddhist groups in the fair city including a Zen sangha and southeast Asian practioners (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia), concluding that there are about 20 different groups in Tucson alone. Seems like cowboy country is a'changing.

full article