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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, December 09, 2008

Lama Dome Dailies, Dec 9: Update

In our continuing series on and from the Lama Dome...  From Nicole Davis:

JohnEO and Ehrin put 2 new courses on today. The second course they ran was a single shot. That means they got all the way around the hole with a single bag for the first time in Lama Dome history. The hole is now only FIVE FEET ACROSS! We are down to medium bag, which goes a lot quicker than big bag. Maybe only ONE MORE DAY of bagging left, and then we all turn to cob.

In other news, the rock crew did a beautiful job on the wainscoat by the front entrance. Cob workers valiantly smeared wet cob with frozen fingers on to the dome, then warmed their fingers by the wood-burning stove installed recently inside the dome. We like the hot tea and hot chocolate brewed up inside what is quickly becoming a cozy room. All four windows are now in, the front door is on, and the back door is next. Stay tuned!

Approximately $1300 of the needed $10,000 has come in for dome expenses. Much of this is for interior work.  Please donate to the project.



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